- June 13, 1933 - July 19, 2012
- Winchendon, Massachusetts
of Richard's Passing
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“Well Dick the Welcher Amidon you got one over on me. I guess I will collect when I see you again. You will be truly missed my friend.
1 of 26 | Posted by: Steve & Margaret Ferrell - CA
“Ron & Family, our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family, God Bless.
2 of 26 | Posted by: Sue & Mark Anderson - MA
“Jimmy & Ronnie, Our deepest sympathy to you and your families at this very difficult time.
3 of 26 | Posted by: Daniel & Cathy (Theriault) Arsenault - NC
“Please except our sympathy, I know God is taking the good ones home with him, try and remember that. Ed and Linda
4 of 26 | Posted by: Ed And Linda McClure - MA
“Out thoughts and prayers will always be with Uncle Dick and his family.
5 of 26 | Posted by: Seth & Venita Amidon - Taunton, MA
“Ron, Rena and family, Our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Richard. He now holds the hand of Alyssa in heaven, they will forever be...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Kim and Bill Manser - Royalston, MA
“Ron,Jim,Lori,Lynn,Nancy Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your families. Dick will always be remembered to me as a friend and mentor,...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Michael & Laura Lawrence - MA
“Dear Ron, Rena & Family: This has certainly been a trying and difficult month for all of you. Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers. May the...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Brenda H. Ely - Athol, MA
“my prayers and sympathy are with you and your family,love barb
9 of 26 | Posted by: barbara polan - virginia beach, VA
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. This has been a difficult time for all of you. He will always be in your memory...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Ann Marie Page - Westminster, MA
“Dear Family, I met your dad many years ago and had always thought of him as a kind and generous man. I got the opportunity to get to know him better...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Denise Woodward - Templeton, MA
“Ron, Jim, Lori, Lynn, & Nancy, Our condolences to you and your families. Your dad will be missed by all that knew him. May your memories of a happier...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Roger & Terry Sanborn - Gardner, MA
“To the Amidon Family: This has been a difficult time for all of you. Please accept my sympathy and prayers. May the great memories of your father ...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Betsy Dowling - Bluffton, SC
“Are thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time...Your Dad was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.
14 of 26 | Posted by: John & Jen Lawrence - Gardner, MA
“Ron,Jim,Lori,Lynn,Nancy & families, We're so sorry for the loss of your Dad, grandfather. He was a wonderful man, always willing to help out and...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Mary & Rick Moulton - MA
“We want to offer all of you our deepest sympathy. We will miss Dick. He was always so much fun to be around. He is now with Betty,his beloved wife...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Arthur & Leona Plouffe - Gardner, MA
“May you find comfort in knowing he is looking down from above with his beloved Betty..Sending you all love & prayers.
17 of 26 | Posted by: Steve & Kristy LeBlanc - MA
“Ron and family, sorry to hear the loss of your dad. Our prayers are with you and your entire family.
18 of 26 | Posted by: Chuck, Joyce, Linda and Billy - MA
“Our hearts go out to you and your family Lori. We are sure your father was a great man, as his dUghter is such an amazing woman. Our condolences.
19 of 26 | Posted by: The Delgadillo Family - Roseville, CA
“We wish you every comfort in the loss of your loved one.
20 of 26 | Posted by: George & Dawn Davis - New Bedford, MA
“R.I.P Uncle Dicky. You will be greatly missed by all.
21 of 26 | Posted by: Janicfe Barton - Gardner, MA
“My condolences to the Amidon family. I am so sorry for your loss. May your Dad rest in peace. XOX
22 of 26 | Posted by: Diane Cullen - Boynton Beach, FL
“sorry to hear about your loss i enjoyed visiting with dick when ever i saw him we'll miss him our prays are with all of you
23 of 26 | Posted by: randy brown - otterriver, MA
“Rest in peace Dick. Your fought so very hard. We are glad that you stopped by the week before last and we got to have a wonderful visit. Love ...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Linda & Ernie Amidon - MA
25 of 26 | Posted by: Keith Shuman - Millis, MA
“To Uncle Dicky; You will be missed deeply and thank you for the wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. Danny Barton
26 of 26 | Posted by: Daniel Barton - Silver Spring, MD
Richard E. Amidon, 79, of Winchendon, formerly of Baldwinville, died early Thursday morning in Heywood Hospital, Gardner after a long illness. Richard was born in Templeton, June 13, 1933 a son of the late Edward and Eva (Hines) Amidon, and lived in Baldwinville for many years before moving to Winchendon 23 years ago. Richard's beloved wife of 54 years, Betty E. (Erickson) Amidon, died in 2008. Richard was a long time member of Memorial Congregational Church of Baldwinville. He was a founding member of the Snowbound Club in Winchendon and past president of the Mill Glen Campers Association. Richard proudly served his country during the Korean War with the United States Army. He was a former member of the Lt. Roger P. Warfield American Legion Post 373 and a current member of the Eugene M. Connor Post 193 American Legion of Winchendon. He recently received his 50 year pin from the American Legion. Richard loved sports. He enjoyed Nascar, watching the Red Sox and all the local teams. When he was in Florida Richard enjoyed shrimping. One of his most cherished memories was when he went shrimping with Dale Earnhardt Sr. Most of all Richard loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed traveling with Betty and will always be remembered for his July 4th fireworks displays for his grandchildren. Those displays brought him great enjoyment. Richard will be sadly missed by 2 sons; Ron S. Amidon and his wife Rena of Templeton and Jim C. Amidon and his wife Rhea of Boynton Beach, FL, 3 daughters; Lori J. Huhtala and her husband Peter of Granite Bay, CA, Lynn H. Davis and her husband Gordon of Baldwinville, and Nancy J. Amidon of Gardner, 2 brothers; Ernest Amidon of Phillipston and Raymond Amidon of California, 13 grandchildren; Kyle, April and Chelsey Amidon, Nathan Gotantas, Angela Berkey, Matthew, Christopher, and Michael Sullivan, Samantha Huhtala, Rachel Davis, and Samuel and Julian Graves, 2 great-grandchildren; Maisy Grace Amidon, and MacKenzie Gotantas, and several nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his granddaughter Alyssa Jean Amidon and his brother Edward Amidon. Relatives and friends are planning to honor and celebrate Richard's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Community Chapel of Lamoureux Fletcher and Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner on Sunday July22 2012 from 4-7PM. His funeral service with Military honors will be held privately for the the family. Should friends desire donations in Richard's memory may be made to the Gardner Visiting Nurses Association, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440 or to the Memorial Congregational Church Renovation Fund, PO Box 100, Baldwinville, MA 01436. To sign the online guestbook for Richard please visit our website at www.fletchercares.com. The family has entrusted the care of Richard's arrangements to the Lamoureux Fletcher and Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner, MA 01440.