RICHARD A. BJORNSON

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:15 p.m.

WEST NEWTON, MASS. and SOUTH ADDISON – Richard A. Bjornson, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at a Brighton, Mass. hospital. He was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Newton, Mass. the son of Herman R. and Alice G. (Batson) Bjornson. Richard served three years in the U.S. Air Force, and was a lobster fisherman for many years in Addison. Though he was born in Massachusetts and held residence there, Richard considered Maine his home, and established very strong bonds there with family and friends. He was a very patriotic man, and loved the outdoors. Richard is survived by his wife of 20 years, Katherine (Capezio) Bjornson of West Newton; three children, Susan Willey and her husband, Richard of Cherryfield, Rick Bjornson and his wife, Lynn, of Eliot, and Rebecca Moon and her husband, Greg, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three sisters, Emma Cook, Beatrice Cheyney, and Clara Ross; a brother, George Bjornson; four grandchildren, Philip Willey, Ashley Bjornson, William Bjornson, and Austin Moon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Charles Bjornson, who was lost on the U.S. Naval Submarine Lagarto during World War II. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the Union Church in South Addison, with the Rev. Harold Tyler, pastor, officiating. Private interment will be at the Batson District Cemetery, Addison. Arrangements are by Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Milbridge.

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