HAMPDEN – Richard P. Paré, 60, died peacefully at his home after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer, April 18, 2014. He was born May 29, 1953, the son of Louis and Natividad (Layoc) Paré.
Richard, (aka Dick, Bampi, Dicky, Mr. Miyagi, Aoki Paré, and Dickers) loved classic Dick jokes, prank phone calls to his friends, traveling, and whacking golf balls. He was a vocal advocate of the eradication of green peppers. His crowning achievements included winning the coveted Yellow Jacket at Kebo Valley Golf Course, and two holes-in-one. Dick was one-of-a-kind, always full of hilariously inappropriate comments, laughter and love. All who had the pleasure to know him loved him. Dick’s exuberant personality and unique sense of humor made him a complete joy to be around. Dick always said he would grow up when he reached 64, but in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.
Dick is survived by his loving wife, Dona Paré; daughter, Camden Davis and her husband, Derrick; stepdaughter, Carrie Smith and her husband, Christopher; grandchildren, Emily, John, Jacob and Benjamin. He is also survived by his stepmother, Nancy Paré; 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 5 stepsisters, 1 stepbrother, and numerous other family members, whom he loved dearly. Dick’s wife Dona wishes to express her gratitude to those who were such an amazing support to her and Dick in his final months of life.
A small, private service will be held for immediate family. There will be a celebration of Dick’s life on his birthday, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 757, Holden, ME 04429. Arrangements entrusted to Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Avenue, Hampden.