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Richard Osgood

Richard Osgood

Sunday, March 16th, 1930 - Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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Obituary

East Millinocket – Richard “Dick” Osgood, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend,
passed away peacefully on August 18, 2019, at Ross Manor in Bangor, following a devastating fall at his home.

Born in East Millinocket in 1930 and a graduate of Schenck High School, Dick served in
the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He was a proud employee of the Great Northern
Paper Company as a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
retiring in 1987. A man of utmost integrity and decency, Dick’s purpose in life was achieved in his
devotion to his family, especially to his children, grandchildren, and his most recent
great-grandchild, Everly Scott, evidenced in their bedside vigils for the past six weeks
as he was never left alone.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary “Gally” Osgood, his daughter
Deborah Johansen and her husband Herluf and their daughter Kirsten and her husband
Mitchell of Yarmouth; his daughter Stephanie Osgood and her two children, daughter
Emily Rush of Bangor and her daughter Everly Scott and Jeremy Rush and his wife
Katie of Old Town; his son Richard J. Osgood and his wife Kimberly and their daughters
Risha and Kamiwun and son Addison of Dedham; his son Jeffry Osgood and his wife
Sandra and their son Alexander of Wickenburg, Arizona; his daughter Mary Kay Hallett
and her husband Mark and their son Aaron and daughter Abby of Hermon; his sister
Belle Clendening and her husband Gary of Hallowell; his brother Robert Osgood of Lee.
He was predeceased by his parents, Dwight and Verna Osgood, his brother Dwight Jr.,
his sister Theo, and his beloved son Scott.

Dick loved good food, card games, in particular cribbage (“Nothing to be ashamed of
when you’re beaten by the very best!”), horseshoes, his vegetable garden at his home
on Beech Street, hunting and fishing, Schenck Wolverines basketball, summer
vacations in Prince Edward Island, weekly visits to Little Italy in Millinocket, most
recently the “boys” at McDonald’s, his cat Moxie, and children of all ages, especially
babies. Many a baby was soothed to sleep on Dick’s shoulder. He loved music with
Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and the Bee Gees among his favorites. His most special
times were holidays. Christmas at Grampy’s (or Bamp’s), Fourth of July lamb
barbecues, and a Thanksgiving table surrounded by family, his pride and joy, are
cherished memories.

He had great civic pride in his community having served on the East Millinocket School
Committee, and he always delighted in the accomplishments of anyone who hailed from
his hometown.

He will be profoundly missed, but the family is so grateful for having him for as long as
we did and for the values he modeled of generosity, kindness, and love. Dick’s highest
compliment to anyone was “he’s a good boy” or “she’s a good girl.” He himself was the
epitome of a good man. The very best.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ross Manor for their compassionate care of
Dad over these past weeks.

Per Dick’s wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be in the East Millinocket
Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket.
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Tina Powers Leoné

Posted at 09:53am
Mary Kay, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Love, Tina
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Stephen Vinson

Posted at 09:43am
To Gally and the entire Osgood family. I share your loss with the passing of Dick. I grew up with fond memories of the entire family growing up. Trips to PI and Dick telling me the best way to dig and clean clams. He will be missed and please accept our condolences to the entire family for your loss. Stephen & Pam Vinson
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Angela Perrow Squarcia

Posted at 06:07pm
This was such a loving tribute! The mention of Neil Diamond, Prince Edward Island, and fishing really brought back the memories of Dick for me. I think he may have been the first person to put a fishing pole in my hand and teach me to cast. I had forgotten all about that until I read this. I can only now appreciate what it was to manage a family of 6 kids and remain so centered. He was a good man. My condolences to all of you.
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Pam

Posted at 05:09pm
Dear Aunt Gally and my dear cousins, I am so very sorry for your loss of Uncle Dick. I have such fond memories of what a wonderful family man he was. I especially loved when he would include me in your family drives and outings, even buying baby bunnies for Deborah and me at an old farm. May you all find comfort in your treasured memories of him, and in family and friends. I love you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Pam Caruso
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Ellen Wrubleski

Posted at 01:46pm
Heartfelt sympathy. I loved the words describing him in his obituary. A much loved man. I have great memories of his hellos and smile which I saw often as his neighbor growing up in East. I recall his love and pride for his garden which I could see each summer from our yard. And I could smell the good smells of the cooking going on in your home on the corner. I can actually hear his laugh in my mind; he was a happy guy. I could always feel his watchful eye on all the Beech Street kids. Thank you for sharing his life so beautifully in the words written about him. I could feel the love you all have for him - a testament to a life well lived. With deepest sympathy and love to you all. Ellen Wrubleski
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