Richard J. Michaud

Our loving Richard J. Michaud of 64 years of age, was taken from us in the late evening hours of Tuesday, November 23rd. Rich was born March 26, 1957 in Fort Kent, Maine to Philip S. (Babe) and Gloria (Marie Gloire Thibodeau) Michaud, the third child of seven children. Rich attended grammar and high school in his hometown of Fort Kent, Maine and went on to further his education at American International College in Springfield, MA in the fall of 1975.
After college days, his job career took him to job title of director of physicians billing at corporations like Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Jordan Hospital Management Corp, Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology Group. He loved his line of work and enjoyed working with his co-workers, remaining friends with many of them through the years. He also remained friends and had contact with many of his grammar and high school friends through the years.
He was a friend and a bright ray of sunshine to everyone he’d meet. Greeting everyone with a welcoming smile, care, compassion, generosity, kindness and a “joie de vivre” attitude freely given and shared with his family and many, many friends without hesitation. He would light up any room just by entering it…

Approximately 6-7 years ago, his life, career and health took a downward turn, when he was found to have and was diagnosed with colon cancer, which he fought and conquered but remained with lingering health issues and to an early retirement. That didn’t slow him down though, always with a smile and a helping caring hand, he volunteered his time and effort at a local food pantry as much as he possibly could. Drove his elderly neighbors and others to their doctor appointments and treatments. Went on to travel abroad and visited many of the states and made his dream a reality by purchasing a second home in the sunny and warmth of the Dominican Republic, inviting family and friends to enjoy it with him.

He loved his nieces and nephews as his own. Also had children of friends throughout his life that he loved as his own and they in turn loved him as a Dad-like figure in their lives. He was such a loving, compassionate, giving, loyal, caring, kind and humble brother, uncle, cousin, Pal and friend, just an all-round kind gifted soul throughout his life. He will be and is greatly missed.

He is survived by two sisters, Adeline (Ad) Michaud and Carol and husband Jerome Ouellette of Fort Kent, Maine. 3 brothers, Robert (Bob) and wife Linda of Fort Kent, Maine; Roger and wife Christine of Charlevoix, Michigan and James and his companion Lise of Fort Kent, Maine. Seven nieces and nephews, Philip Michaud, Krystal Turton, Jenny Downie, Laura O’Leary, Zachary Ouellette, Andrew Michaud and Adam MIchuad. Also three grandnieces that he loved and adored, Zoe, Lee and Summer. And his dear friend, Raul Diaz. He was predeceased by his father, Philip in 1976, his mother, Gloria in 1991 and sister, Phyllis in 1961.
There will be a funeral service held for Richard December 11, 2021 at St. Blaise Catholic church located at 1158 S Main St. Bellingham Ma 02019 at 12:00pm

To the family and friends…..

Now that I am gone, Remember me with smiles and laughter. And if you need to cry, Cry with your brothers and sisters…. Who walk in grief beside you. And when you need me, Put your arms around anyone, And give to them what you need to give to me. There are so many that need so much…. I want to leave you something…. Something so much better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people I’ve known, Or helped in some special way. Let me live in your heart as well as in mind. You can love me most by letting your love reach out to our loved ones, By embracing them and living in their love. Love does not die, people do. So, when all that’s left of me is love, Give me away as best as you can…..

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace. ” ~~Numbers 6:24-26~~


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9 Condolences

  1. Raul on December 8, 2021 at 12:06 am

    I miss you, hard to wrap my head around this reality.

  2. David plunkett on December 8, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Rich you were a great friend to me as will as Raul I will miss chatting with you on Facebook and the times we all spent in Ptown god Speed my friend till we meet again

  3. Meg Clancy on December 8, 2021 at 12:54 am

    You were always a sweet, kind person. The world would be a better place if more people had your generosity of spirit. The only condolence is that you were here with us to begin with. Until we meet again, I will hold the memory of you fondly in my heart.

  4. Nadine Jandreau on December 8, 2021 at 2:09 am

    My sympathies to his entire family and friends. I’m so glad I got to see you the last time you came up R.I.P. Rich till we meet again your cousin Nadine

  5. Ethel Jalbert on December 8, 2021 at 6:50 am

    Deepest Sympathy to all of Rich’s family and friends. I did not know him but I know some of you. He sounds like he was a very special person. His message to you says it better than anything I could say at this time. His love and spirit are with you as you grieve.

  6. Pamela Bard on December 8, 2021 at 10:42 am

    What a beautiful message he has left his family! Sending love and prayers to his family.

  7. Dennis Pelletier on December 8, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Michaud family and friends..

  8. Lincoln and Betty Jandreau on December 9, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Betty and I send our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to all his loved ones. Especially his sister Carol.

  9. Mike hassan on December 9, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Sorry to see that Rich has passed away. Was a co-worker for quite a few years. Always enjoyed being in his company.
    My condolences to his family and his many friends.

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