Richard “Dick” B. Clark

FAIRFIELD – Richard “Dick” B. Clark, 79, passed away at MMMC, on May 1, 2021, with his family by his side. Dick was born in Summerfield, NB, Canada Dec. 3, 1941, the son of the late George and Hilda Clark.

The family relocated to Maine in 1946. He graduated from Lawrence High School, graduated from Thomas College and served his country in the Armed Forces.

While on leave from the U.S. Army in 1963, he kidnapped his wife Blanche and returned to Europe to finish his tour while Blanche made hand whipped spam and eggs in the Blue VW Beatle Bug.

After exiting the U.S. Army, Dick entered the work force as a sales representative for Beechnut Baby Foods until he found his calling within the manufacturing industry at Keyes Fibre/Chinet/Huhtamaki, where he served 35 years before retiring in 2007 as a member of Huhtamaki’s Management Team overseeing multiple production departments.

Over the years, Dick volunteered to the community coaching youth sports, helping the football and hockey boosters, as well as being a proud member of the PAL Board. Fall is football in Dogtown. So, Friday nights, top row of the bleachers, directly in front of the tower, 50 yard line, he and Ronnie King would watch the “Dogs” battle.

In his spare time, he could be found swinging his clubs with close friends Larry Murphy, Gary Ackendorf, and Dale Buzzell (who also customized his clubs) at the Waterville Country Club. Dick’s best round was a 66, and managed a hole in one along his journey. In 1996 and 1997, Dick represented Huhtamaki at the McDonald’s LPGA Pro-Am.

Special thanks from all the grandkids for the countless rides to and from practices, sporting events, and other “random” calls and spontaneous credit card purchases. Let us not forget the suffering of all the dance recitals he painfully sat through.

He enjoyed his “do nothing week” alongside wife Blanche at their Samoset Condo. They would sit and relax on the porch for hours, cocktail in hand, laughing, savoring each other’s companionship absorbing beautiful ocean views. Daily walks on the breakwater; guaranteed, as they enjoyed the peacefulness of the ocean, sharing their continued love for one another. Forever, they will dance the night away on God’s stage.

Richard was predeceased by parents George and Hilda Clark.

He is survived by son, Eric Clark; and twin grandsons Dustin and Dylan Brown of Fairfield; daughter, Michelle Peterson and husband Clinton of Fairfield; and grandchildren Karlie Clark and fiancé Richard Clarke of Augusta, Tragen Clark of Sidney, Braylee Peterson of Sidney, Alexandrea Peterson of Fairfield and Xavier Peterson of Fairfield. Richard is also survived by his sister, Linda Clark and partner Mike Holt of Fairfield; and his special friend, Angie Dumont, special family friend, Mary Healey.

Remember Always, Hit ‘em Straight

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the Fairfield Food Pantry.



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