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16 Pleasant Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-622-9311
Fax: 207-622-9313
Richard Hersom

Richard E Hersom

Tuesday, August 19th, 1952 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Richard E. Hersom, of Pittston, ME, died peacefully at home on November 19, 2019. He was born the youngest of four children to Carroll and Eleanor (Mooers) Hersom of Pittston on August 19, 1952.
He attended Pittston schools and Gardiner Area High School.
He married Elizabeth (Harvey) Hersom on August 9, 1975. They lived in Pittston for most of their 44 years of marriage, where they built their family on Whitefield Road.
Rick was employed at O’Connor GMC for 47 years.
Rick was very much focused on his community and helping others. He coached Demolay basketball, youth football, little league baseball, youth hockey, and worked with the Gardiner High School football team for many years. As a leader, he was the head of Gardiner Little League for 5 years. He was a member of the Pittston Volunteer Fire Department for 32 years.
Rick joined Demolay in high school, where he began his journey through Masonry and the Shriners. He was raised to the degree of Master Mason in 1974, and joined the Kora Shriners in 1984. His Shrine career was broad and Kora Temple was his second home. He served two terms as Potentate, first in 2015 and again in 2019.
The light of his life was his grandchildren. He attended all of their functions and always wanted them close by.
He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, his sons Jason, of Washington, DC, and Joseph, of Gardiner, as well his adoring grandchildren, Mia and Max, of Whitefield. Additionally, he is survived by his brothers: Carroll and Robert, and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 22nd from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A funeral service will be held in the Gardiner Area High School gymnasium on Saturday, November 23rd at 7 PM. Burial will be in Litchfield Plains Cemetery in the spring.
Donations may be made in his honor to the Kora Shrine Foundation, 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, Maine 02420.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Plummer Funeral Home
    16 Pleasant Street
    Augusta, ME 04330
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Plummer Funeral Home - Augusta
    16 Pleasant St.
    Augusta, ME 04330
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 7:00pm
    Gardiner Area High School
    40 W Hill Rd.
    GARDINER, ME 04345
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    Deacon Jeffrey Lewis
  • Interment

    Litchfield Plains Cemetery
    Plains Road
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    Burial will be in the spring.


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Mark and Linda Cameron

Posted at 08:34pm
We are so sorry for your loss. I wish I had the same sense of humor that Rick did. It's what I found to be his greatest trait.

Bill Ackerson

Posted at 11:36am
He was a great man , All ways loved seeing his big smile and spending time talking with him. He was a book of knowledge on many different things. I will miss him. God bless him and his family

Steve and Jane Goodwin

Posted at 06:50pm
Liz and family,
So sorry to hear of Rick's passing . He was always so friendly and upbeat whenever we would meet. A true gentlemen in all that he did. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He will be missed by us all .
Steve and Jane Goodwin, Richmond, Maine

John Leonard

Posted at 06:05pm
My sincere condolences to the Hersom family. I stopped to visit Rick at O’Connor’s a few weeks ago as we are a vendor for them. We chatted about our kids, grandkids, football and life in general. We also chatted about my best friend being berried at the Plains Cemetery in Litchfield and Rick spoke that his family plot was there. He was a good man and will be missed.

Connie Corrigan

Posted at 11:24am
Sending my sincere condolences to Liz and the boys in the loss of Ricky. He was a great guy, much admired by my late husband, John. May he Rest In Peace. Connie Corrigan

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