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Lewiston- Richard C. Hurd 80, of Auburn died Wednesday August 9, at Central Maine Medical Center, with his loving family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Lewiston on June 9, 1937, a son of the late John and Sadie (Langlois) Hurd. He was educated in Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School class of 1955, he then went on to proudly serve in the US Navy. After returning from the Navy he went to college, graduating from Wentworth Institute and the University of New Hampshire.

Richard married his soulmate and love of his life, Marylou Abbott in Lewiston on April 4, 1964, and together they started their family in New Hampshire. They moved back to their home state of Maine in 1974 to be close to family. He worked for many years at the Hartford Agency in Lewiston. Richard loved photography, and was a member of the Lewiston Camera Club, he especially loved being outside in nature and taking photos. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, he also loved spending time with his friends at their hunting camp in Temple. He enjoyed playing golf and could usually be found at many of the golf courses in Maine, especially Martindale, Foxridge and Poland Spring. His greatest joy was his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching them grow and following them in their sporting endeavors.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Marylou of Auburn, his three daughters: Lynn Austin of Wales, Donna Lafean and husband Chuck of Auburn and Darlene Koukos and husband George of Scarborough, his sister Sheila Wheaton and husband Jim of Virginia, his brother Robert Hurd and wife Nancy of Auburn, seven grandchildren: Kimberly Austin, Kasey Austin and her companion Nicholas Johnston, Ryan Lafean, Tyler Lafean, Emma Koukos, Haley Koukos, and Sydney Koukos, and a great granddaughter Lillian Johnston. He was predeceased by his sister Geraldine Moore. Family and friends are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Richard's life by visiting his guest book at

Visitation at Fortin's in Auburn Tuesday Aug. 15 from 3-6 PM, with a Celebration of Richard's Life to follow at 6 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Richard's memory to The Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.