Jean Elsie Richmond
CANTON -- Jean Elsie Richmond, 68, of Rumford, returned quietly to her maker on Nov. 11, 2012 at the Victorian Villa.
Jean was born on March 17, 1944 in Rumford. She attended school in Byron, and graduated from high school in 1962 from Piscataway High in Newmarket, NJ.
During her life, she was employed at Diamond Match Co., Maine State Police, and later in life obtained her CNA certificate. She assisted residents at Cozy Inn, also known as Rumford Community Home, and the Victorian Villa.
She enjoyed road trips and particularly Sunday driving with occasional dead ends and turnabouts, leaf peeping, and could not resist a scenic turnout. Hobbies included wood burning, beano, cruising the island Jazzy style with her "crew" Glenda Julian, spending time with special people in her life, writing, reading and was a published poet. She was a faithful member of the Assembly of God Church on Congress Street.
She is survived by her brothers, Spencer Sweatt of Weymouth, MA, Jim Richmond of Lewiston; half-brother, Lawrence Sweatt of Pittsfield; sisters, June Beaudet of Chicopee, MA, and Jane Philbrick McDonald of Rumford; daughters, Elizabeth Richmond of Newport, April Richmond of Mexico with son-in-law, Stacy Cunningham; granddaughter, Claire Rose Elaine Cunningham; and many nieces and nephews.
Jean is predeceased by grandmother Ada E. Shaw; mother, Ramona Sweatt; father, Albert Richmond; step-father, Lawrence V. Sweatt; and sister, Joan.
A remembrance gathering was held in her honor at the Muskie building where her life and memory was rejoiced. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in Jean's name to the Assembly of God Church so that her memory may best be served serving others in her community.