Richard Woodbury Fitzherbert

WINSLOW – Richard Woodbury Fitzherbert passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 11, 2021. He was born on Dec. 17, 1941, in Hartford, Connecticut. He was predeceased by his parents, William Woodbury Fitzherbert and Dorothy (Hockenhull) Fitzherbert of Fort Fairfield, Maine, brother-in-law Nick Lanzilotta and nephew Troy Howard.

Dick had many fond memories of his early childhood living with his family and grandmother on the farm in Fort Fairfield.

The family moved to Winslow where Dick attended Winslow schools and graduated in 1959. In high school, he was involved in band, football and baseball. He enjoyed endless hours practicing pitching with his dad catching. His love for the sports continued and he was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

Dick attended Colby College. He enlisted in the Air Force and served from 1961 to 1965. After that, he attended Boston University and graduated from Northeastern University in 1971 with a degree in finance. He worked for the state of Maine in various positions until he retired in 2001.

Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends at his camp in Chase Stream Township.

He lived for 40 years on Messalonskee Lake in Sidney and thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the lake and feeding the birds.

He recently moved to Goudreau’s retirement home and felt at home with the wonderful staff and residents there. He enjoyed playing cribbage and conversations with his new extended family.

Dick is survived by his daughters, Deanna (Fitzherbert) Cuculic and Amy Dorothy Fitzherbert, Deanna’s two children, David and John and David‘s fiancé Carolann Kelien. His sister, Linda Howard and her husband Denis of Belfast. Their children Denis II and Tiffany. His sister, Joy Lanzilotta of Augusta and her sons William, Jeffrey and Scott. His uncle Mel Fitzherbert and wife Carol and several cousins.

Dick will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a very soft-spoken man with a positive attitude and a true kindness for those he loved.

Internment will be next spring at Riverside cemetery in Fort Fairfield, Maine.

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