South Thomaston — Shane Richardson, 42, passed away suddenly, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, holding the hands of his wife and mother.
He was born Aug. 6, 1971, at Camden Hospital in Camden, and later attended the Rockland school district.
With salt water in his blood, Shane spent his life working the water like his father, brother, grandfather, and uncles. He fished scallops, lobster, eels, and shrimp, and worked at North Atlantic Products in Rockland. His life became complete Nov. 25, 1995 with the joining of Jane and Shane in loving marriage.
Shane loved being on the water, taking his dog out on the town, and affectionately aggravating his other half, Jane. Everyone knew Shane as loving and generous, but terribly stubborn. He was a great story teller, and was always there for his mother, especially during the painful loss of his father, Steve Sr. Not a day passed without Shane telling his "Mumma" that he loved her. Although their personalities were as opposite as can be, Shane shared a special bond with his brother, Stevie. Shane took his dogs everywhere, slipping them the occasional burger or slice of bacon, and never kept a dollar in his pocket, preferring to give away everything he had to his family and friends.
Shane Richardson is survived by his true love, best friend, and wife, Jane Richardson (McKay); brother Steven Richardson Jr.; mother, Diana “Rene” Richardson (Eagan); nieces and nephews, Steven III and Haley Richardson, all of South Thomaston, Aidan, Liam, and Mila Fensie of Northport; great-niece Isabella Richardson of South Thomaston; aunt and uncle Katy and Wesley Callahan of South China; cousins, Sonny and Billie Jo Robinson, Joe Barboza, Bonnie and Tom Mackie of South Thomaston, Shelley Ellis of Thomaston, Howard “Champ” Anderson of Tenants Harbor; in-laws, John and Leslie McKay of Hope, Jason McKay of Gorham, Paulette and Ben Mastio of Albuquerque, N.M., Anne and Philippe Fensie of Northport; extended family, best man and best friend Ronald “Bub” Jackson, "sister" Tammy Jackson, their parents, Ronnie and Brenda Jackson, all of South Thomaston, and all the other Jacksons that were his second family; close friends, Matt and Kellie Mackie of South Thomaston, Ricky Carter and Kristen Hilchey of Thomaston; too many friends to specify; and his dogs, Willie Nelson and Harry Johnny Cash. He was welcomed to Heaven by his beloved father, Steven Richardson Sr., on the third anniversary of his death. He is joined in everlasting life with family, “Uncle Bobby” Robert Richardson, Harry and Linnie Richardson, Earl and Evelyn Peters, Dorothy and Francis Richardson, and Louise and Harold Black; his friend, Timmy Whiticomb; and dogs, Bear, Logan, and Jack Elvis Presley.
Shane’s wishes were to be an organ donor and have his remains cremated, with no funeral service. Because Shane wanted everyone to be comfortable, the family has set up a fund to provide a recliner in the private family room of SCU 3 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. Make memorial gifts to the Special Care Unit waiting room at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04107 or go online to make a memorial gift at mmc.org and click on Ways to Gift.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Shane’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at bchfh.com.