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Richard London
30 September 1943 - 06 November 2017
Funeral Date: 09 November 2017
Caribou - Richard W. London, 74, passed on to his Heavenly home on November 6, 2017.  Richard was born on Sept. 30, 1943, in Houlton, ME., the son of Horace and Marion (Cronkhite) London. In a family of five children, Richard grew up on the “London Farm” in East Hodgdon, where he worked in the dairy barn and picked lots of potatoes for his father. Richard lived and worked in Presque Isle for many years, where he worked at the Aroostook Shoe Factory, Indian Head Plywood and at various restaurants in later years.  He also worked at Cary Medical Center in Caribou, where he met the love of his life, Deborah Chapman.  At the young age of 42 he married Debbie, and they had 32 happy years together in Caribou. Richard liked to walk every day, no matter the weather.  He enjoyed stopping by many of his favorite stores, especially to visit Dot, at “2nd Hand Rose.”  Richie loved all things “moose.”  He loved antiques and he loved to decorate for Christmas. He was predeceased by his parents and his older sister, Marie Williams Winfield.  Richard is survived by his loving wife, Debbie London, his mother-in-law, Avis Chapman and her son, Tommy Chapman, his brother, Lawrence London and wife, Myrna and his sisters, Sharon London and Lynda Quint and husband Royce, as well as many nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Richard during his final days at The Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center.  Also, a special thanks to our “angel,” Shirley, and all of the church family at Calvary Baptist in Caribou for the love and support that has been shown to Deb, Richard, and his family. Friends may visit with the family at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. from chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Josh Presley officiating.  Interment will immediately follow at the Evergreen Cemetery.  Following the service there will be a gathering at the Calvary Baptist Church for refreshments and continued remembrance. Friends who wish to contribute in Richard's memory may do so through the Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Fund PO Box  86 Caribou Maine 04736

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  • Bryon, Christine, Joshua and Michael Williams
  • 06 November 2017
We are so sorry for your loss, Debbie, Richard was a special person. He will be missed.
  • Mary Rowe
  • 07 November 2017
Debbie, Avis, Tommy and the remainder of Richard's family. I am so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. He will be missed at Second Chance Thrist Store. I will always remember when he bought that moose last year for Debbie. He was like a little kid. May God give you and your family all the comfort in the coming days.

Mary Rowe
  • Roland & Judith
  • 07 November 2017
We would like to offer our sincere condolences in your loss. Remember seeing Richard walking so many, many times.
  • Elaine Hersey Gross
  • 07 November 2017
Deb, Avis and Family,
I am sorry to see Richard’s obituary notice this morning. Earl and I send our sincere sympathy. I remember how happy Richard was with you, Deb. I’m glad you had so many joyful years together. May your happy memories give you comfort and peace in the days to come. Much love, Elaine
  • Allen J. Voisine
  • 07 November 2017
Debbie, may you find the peace that Richard is no longer in pain and he is the presence of our Heavenly Father.
  • Kathy and Fred schieber
  • 07 November 2017
So sorry for your loss. If you need anything you know right where we are. Come anytime!
Prayers and thoughts are with you!
  • April McIsaac
  • 08 November 2017
Deb & Family
Richard was such a character and will greatly missed.
My sympathies to you all.
Prayers.
April
  • Mark and Luella Bredin
  • 09 November 2017
Lynda and Royce have been good friends of ours for many years. She has often spoken of you and in these last weeks, Lynda has kept us almost daily updated about Richard's health. We have prayed for you and know, in those last days, that the cry of all your hearts has been that Richard go Home to be with his Saviour and be released from the terrible pain he was enduring. That prayer has been answered and he if pain free and rejoicing in his new Home Land-reunited with many loved ones, and the best of all, with Jesus. You will grieve, for sure, but we pray your memories will sustain you-along with the never ending love of God who will always be with you, and always, uphold you. In His name, your Canadian friends-Mark and Luella
  • The Lloyd's
  • 11 November 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure this must be a difficult time for you and your family. At 1Corithians 15:26, our Heavenly Father express how he feels about death, calling death an enemy that will be destroyed. So until that promise is fullfilled, please find comfort in God's word the Bible as we look forward to the day when we see our loved ones again in the promised resurrection. (John 5:28,29, Revelation 21:3,4 and Acts 24:15)
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