SCARBOROUGH — Richard H. G. Deschambeault, 80, of Saco died on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough.

He was born on March 4, 1937 to Joseph B. and Leona (Boucher) Deschambeault in Biddeford. He graduated from St. Louis High School, Class of 1954.

On Feb. 2, 1963, he married Madeleine Cote in Saco.

He entered the United States Air Force on July 21, 1955 and retired as a Technical Sergeant on July 31, 1972. He went on to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the electrical shop before retiring from there and moving on to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

He was a member of the American Legion, NCOA, and the Veteran’s Association. He enjoyed playing cards and golf, and loved listening to the BeeGees. His favorite thing was the time that he spent with his family and grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Madeleine Deschambeault of Saco; two daughters,  Pamela A. Emerson and her husband Edwin of Biddeford and Debbie D. Mazjanis and her husband Brian of Portland; a sister, Florence Masse of Biddeford; two brothers, Normand Deschambeault and his wife Beverly of Portland and Donald Deschambeault and his partner Darlene Green of Arundel; and four grandchildren, Dillon and Danielle Emerson, and Peter and Maddy Mazjanis.

Visiting Hours will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. A Funeral Service will be celebrated immediately following at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name may be made to either the Saco Food Pantry, 67 Ocean Park Road, Saco, ME 04072, or the Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1 # 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel.

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