Windham – Richard F. O’Brion, Jr., 65, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Maine Medical Center. Born in Portland on December 8, 1954, Richard was the oldest child of Richard and Mary (Coyne) O’Brion, Sr.
Richard graduated from Portland High School, the Class of 1973, where he was an exceptional athlete. He married Debra Chase in April of 1985. He worked as a firefighter for the City of Portland for over 25 years, retiring in 2010. An avid football fan, Richard loved watching the Patriots and looked forward to their season every year.
Richard was predeceased by his beloved wife Debra, his mother and father, mother-in-law Catherine Chase, brother Robert O’Brion and his niece Kristen O’Brion.
He is survived by his son Daniel and his wife Kimberlee; daughter Molly and her husband Jonathan Carter; son Matthew O’Brion; grandson Jackson O’Brion; father-in-law James Chase; siblings Mark O’Brion and his wife Rosanne, Paula Kazilionis and her husband James, Margaret McDevitt and her husband Michael, Katie O’Brion and her husband Brian; brother-in-law Kenneth Chase; sister-in-law Patricia Peterson and her husband David. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
In acknowledgment of the health concerns presented by the pandemic, a celebration of Richard’s life will take place at a later date.
Those who wish to honor may make donations in his memory to the Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine 04101.
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