David Andre Richardson, 65, of Surry, passed away peacefully Feb. 23 at his home surrounded by family and friends, after a long struggle with lung disease and other illnesses. He developed pneumonia and became too weak to fight. He was under the care of Beacon Hospice, Bangor. He was born Sept. 18, 1953, to Burnham Richardson Jr. and Claris Richardson of Northeast Harbor.
David was predeceased by his parents and brother Nelsen Grafton Richardson, 19 years old, U.S. Army, specialist five engineer. David is survived by his two brothers, Anthony R. Richardson and wife, Sandy Johnson Richardson, their daughter Sonja and four children; Earl Richardson and wife, Kathy McFarland, and three sons, James, Nathan and Ben of Hancock, twin sister Dianne Richardson of Lamoine, his children David Richardson Jr. and wife, Tasha, and grandson Cade of Virginia, Kimberley Richardson Jamison and husband, Todd Jamison, of Gouldsboro and two children; Danica Richardson of Bangor and Aaron Meierdick of Bangor, Candace Richardson Gray and husband, Adam, of Blue Hill. Also great-great-grandson Dax Richardson. David had many stepchildren whom he loved dearly, Jason Combs of Virginia and Chris Sprague and Timmy Sprague Jr. of Surry.
David was married to Brenda Taylor Richardson for 27 years of Surry, also Terry Swisher Richardson of Virginia for 2 years and Kristy Taylor Cousins of Lamoine.
David’s love and his passion was truck driving for 34 years and being on the open road, although he cooked in restaurants, did masonry for his father and was in the Navy for four years serving our great country. David also loved motorcycling and you could see his smile for miles, playing guitar, cards, cribbage and family.
David was a private person but only to those who knew him. His great sense of humor, compassion, strong will and love of family and life will be sadly missed.
On June 15 at 2 p.m. at the Town Hill Cemetery a distribution of his ashes is planned with a celebration of his life.