Lida May Rich


Lida May Rich, 90, died Nov. 15, 2019, at an Ellsworth health care facility. She was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Tremont the daughter of Winfield Perry and Annabelle Etta (Lunt) Murphy.

Lida grew up in Tremont and in her early years worked in sardine factories and for several crab shops. She loved spending time with her family and loved to make home-cooked meals. Lida also loved cooking sweet foods.

Lida is survived by two sons, Bruce A. Rich and significant other Lynn Whalen of Tremont, and William Rich of Rhode Island; a daughter, Annabelle Lounder, and husband, Harry, of Hancock; five grandchildren, Jennifer Sylvera, Jason Rich, Harry Lounder III, James and Irene Rich; several great-grandchildren, and special nieces, Anne Marie and Nancy Ellen. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years Merton Rich; brothers, Arthur and Winfield P. Murphy Jr.; daughter, Lisa Jean Rich and three grandchildren, Lisa Jean and Nicholas Lounder and Cruz Rich.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Dec. 14, 2019, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in West Tremont. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service. A private burial will be held for family and close friends at a later date.

Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St., Ellsworth.

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