Richard J. Miller, Sr., 80 of Washington, passed away at his home, with his loving wife by his side, on the morning of April 1, 2017. Born in Providence, RI on January 29, 1937, he was the son of Gerald and Margaret (St Germain) Miller.
Dick grew up in Providence, attending and graduating from schools there. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Germany during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged after 6 years of service.
Upon his return to the states, he went to work as an ironworker for Local 37 Iron Workers in East Providence, while living in Chepachet. After he and Debra married, they moved to Pascoag, RI for 9 years. He retired in 1995, after over 39 years as an ironworker, and he and Debra moved to Edgecomb. After two years, they moved to Washington, where they have been living for the past 18 years.
He enjoyed boating, was an avid golfer, and loved travelling in his motorhome, but more than anything, he loved spending time with family and friends.
Hi is survived by his wife, Debra A. Miller; five children, Richard J. Miller, Jr., David J. Miller, Tammy F. Miller-McDonald, Heidi M. Abrahamsen, and Eric M. Foley; two siblings, Gerald Miller and Fern Martin; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his best friend and golf buddy, Mac McDonald.
A gathering will be held from 2:00-4:00pm, on Saturday, April 8th at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.