Richard A. Roakes

Richard A. Roakes, 80
NORWAY - Richard A. Roakes, 80, of Norway, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
He was born in Lewiston, Feb. 2, 1937, the son of George A. and Lucile Amy Bates Roakes. He attended the Perkins Ridge school in Auburn and enjoyed their reunions over the years. He was a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator. He owned a truck garage for a number of years. He had been road foreman for the Town of Sweden and later worked for T-Buck installing cell phone towers in Berlin, N.H.
He is survived by his children, Bobby Roakes, and wife Ester, of Ossipee, N.H.; Don Roakes, and wife Cathy, of Otisfield; Suzann Powell, of Liberty, S.C.; and Larry Roakes, and wife Pam, of Otisfield; 12 grandchildren, Scott, Jessica Anne, Melissa, Jessica Sara, Toni Marie, Amber, Michael, Joey, Amy, Heidi, Heather and Hope; many great-grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy Smith, of Oxford; his brother, Don Roakes, and wife Jeannette, of Bridgton; his sister, Shirley Roakes, of Lewiston; many nieces and nephews; as well as many extended family members.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris, with interment to follow at Brookvale Cemetery in Auburn. Online condolences may be shared with his family at:

In lieu of flowers, donations
in his memory may be made to
Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
1389 Bridgton Road
Fryeburg, ME 04037

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Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service - South Paris
45 Main St.  S. Paris, ME 04281
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 1, 2017