Robbinston – Richard E. Berry, 80, passed away unexpectedly at his home, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Richard was born at home in Alexander on December 14, 1940, to Max and Alberta (McArthur) Berry. He married his beloved Katherine A. Glidden of Calais in October 1962.
Richard was a wonderful father to his three daughters, he supported them unconditionally at every step of the way. He dedicated more than 40 years working at Georgia Pacific paper mill. After retirement in 1998 he began his second career as a real estate broker and spent the next 14 years working with his wife at her business, Pine Tree Real Estate. They began their next chapter wintering in Florida where they made many friends, played golf, and enjoyed retirement. Richard was a member of Lewy's Island Lodge #138 A.F. & A.M. for over 50 years, served with the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Eastport and loved to hunt, fish, tell stories, put puzzles together and play cribbage.
In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by a sister, Ellen Mallar; and grandparents, Ralph and Linnie (Cousins) McArthur.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Katherine A. Berry; daughters, Dawn A. Moreau of Hernando, MS, Denise A. Cilley of Chesterville, and Danita A. Nickle and her husband Bradford of Westbrook; three grandchildren, Michael R. Cilley, Katie S. Cilley and Chloe M. Nickle; brother Kenneth Berry and his wife Karen of Calais and a sister Maxine A. Cookson and her husband Charles of Wellford, SC; son in law Stanley Cilley of Turner, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or your charity of choice. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 18th at Calais Cemetery, attendants are asked to please wear a mask. For those who are unable to attend, please join the family via livestream services at www.maysfuneralhome.com where condolences, memories and photos may also be shared.