Richard T. Burgess, 63, of Sanford, died in Scarborough on April 4, 2021.
Richard was born in Springvale on April 30, 1958. He grew up in Sanford where he attended local schools. During his working life he was employed doing roofing, siding and carpentry work. In 1982 he married Ida Dehetre and together they shared 37 years of marriage until her death in 2020.
Richard enjoyed working on projects at home and watching sports. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys. He liked sitting outside and enjoying nice weather, visiting the beach, buying scratch tickets and watching westerns, especially the Virginian. One of Richard’s favorite things to do was to go on rides and outings with his friend Ray Allain. He will be dearly missed.
Richard is survived by his best friend, Ray Allain of Sanford.
Burial with military honors will be held at a date to be announced at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale.
Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.