BIDDEFORD — Richard P. Giroux, 72, of Biddeford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at home.

He was born in Biddeford on Sept. 13, 1945, a son of Rene and Germaine (Fortin) Giroux.

Richard served his country as a musician in the United States Army Band for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Free Masons of Biddeford, Knights of Columbus, DAV and Vietnam Veterans of America.

He was predeceased one brother, Robert Courtois.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Priscille (Belanger) Giroux; one daughter, Michelle Giroux Dube and granddaughter Audrey. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Jacky Courtois and two nieces and one nephew.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford.

To view Richard’s memorial page or leave an online condolence please visit www.cotefuneralhome.com

The family would like to thank the Biddeford Police Department, Paramedics, Biddeford Fire Department and the volunteers that helped Richard.