Richard R. Ireland

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Presque Isle - Richard R. Ireland, 84, passed away May 8, 2019, at the Aroostook House of Comfort in Presque Isle. He was born in Presque Isle May 24, 1934, to Hilda (Kilcollins) and Vernon Ireland.
He attended the Presque Isle School System. Being born in to the "farming family", he chose that as his career. Declining health caused him to "hang up" the combines and tractors". He became acquainted with many area farmers and spent many hours debating who grew the best "spuds". In his early years he drove truck for DiCenzo's, and worked at local the potato houses until his own farming skills developed. Richard enjoyed playing softball with the "County" teams and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and coaching" Dick's Dreamers". He was a member of the Westfield Calvary Baptist Church and was attending the State Street Baptist Church in Presque Isle.
Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eva (Kinney) Ireland of Presque Isle, his children; Danny and Lori Ireland of Hampden, Larry and Alison Ireland of Presque Isle, Randy and Sue Ireland of Swansboro, NC., Greg and Erin Ireland of Searsport, David Steele of Carmel, and Denise and Scott Doughty of Presque Isle; 15 grandchildren, Erik (Ashley) Ireland, Dena and (Scott) Boucher, Rene (Kenton) Aldridge, Matthew and (Danielle) Steele, Sara Ireland, Jason Ireland, Josh and (Joanna) Doughty, Lora (Tim) Flavin, Lee Ireland, Danielle (Josh) Blanchette, Seth Doughty, A.J. Ireland, Devon (Tyler) Emery, Paige and Morgan Ireland. Great grandchildren; Claire Boucher, Grace and Lily Larrabee, Jacob Blanchette, Evelyn and Olivia Steele, Elias Ireland, and Wyatt Aldridge; a sister Ethel Condon of Presque Isle; a sister-in-law Roberta Ireland of Presque Isle; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother Raymond; his first wife Georgina (Carmichael) Ireland; a son Christopher; and two daughters Vicki and Tanya.
Relatives and friends may call 12 Noon until 2PM Saturday May 11, 2019, at the State Street Baptist Church where funeral services will be held at 2PM with Buck Brooker officiating. Interment will be at Estes Park Cemetery, Easton. Donations may be made in his memory to Aroostook House of Comfort PO Box 867 Presque Isle, ME 04769 or to State Street Baptist Church 225 State Street Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
Published on May 9, 2019
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