Richard Lewis Closson



BROOKSVILLE – Richard Lewis Closson, 66, born Feb. 15, 1950, of Brooksville, went to be with the Lord, June 17, 2016.

He was the son of Carl and Helen (Grindle) Closson. Richard was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman, story teller and lover of the outdoors. He worked in the copper and coal mines, was a logger, caretaker, worked for Maine Maritime Academy as security and SODEXO. He was president of the Lakeview Cemetery Association for many years. He was a past member of the Blue Hill Gun Club and a member of the Oddfellows. Along with being Brooksville Barber for 48 years, he was responsible for the Alewives Run in Brooksville for many years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Sherrianne Gerow Closson; a daughter, Melody Parlin and her husband, Carl, of Penobscot; two granddaughters, Megan Millett of Bucksport, and Morgan Millett of Penobscot; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Harmony and Makenzie.

He is also survived by his brother John Closson and his wife, Linda, of Brooksville; his sister Jane Hale and her husband, Donald, of Sargentville; his sister Ilean O’Rourke of Maryland, and his sister Patty Black of Deer Isle. Richard is also survived by his brother-in-law Herbie Gerow Jr., and his wife, Bonnie, of Bucksport, and a sister-in-law Coralee Brackett, and her husband, Paul, of Springfield; as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, and brother-in-law, Barbara and Roger Carlow of Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in Richard’s name to Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Foundation to support the helipad at 57 Water St., Blue Hill, ME 04614.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at Lakeview Cemetery, Brooksville, with Pastor Jon Ouellette of the Lighthouse Church of God, Orrington, officiating. A celebration of Richard’s life will follow at Brooksville Community Center at 3 p.m.


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