Richard J. Isabel Sr., 71, passed away peacefully at the Gosnell Memorial House in Scarborough on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 with his loving family by his side.

He was born and raised in Bridgewater, Mass. on April 26, 1941 to the late Joseph Isabel and Mary Munise Isabel. From his parents, he learned the importance of self-reliance and hard work, perhaps this is what set him on a lifelong path of successful self-employment and entrepreneurship.

In addition to running several businesses in Massachusetts, Richard founded Alcove Auto in Warren; R.J. Isabel Construction in Waldoboro; and lastly, Tinky's Seafood where he worked along side his wife Patricia dealing clams throughout New England

He lived long enough to fulfill one of his dreams of having a small farm with horses and cattle.

He loved spending time with his family at the home he shared with Patricia and his two golden doodles, Ralph and Beatrice.

In his younger days, he could be found dancing at Echo Hill with Patricia and various family members. For other entertainment, he enjoyed watching Western movies or playing cards.

For his last birthday on earth in April 2012, family gathered, many traveling from out of state, to celebrate with him. He cherished this memory and frequently reflected on it in his final days.

Although he wasn’t a religious man he did come to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

He was predeceased by his siblings Joseph and Marjorie; grandchildren Aaron and Danielle.

Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years Patricia Isabel of Waldoboro; daughters, Joan McDonald and her husband Glenn of Warren, Jeanne Costello of Middleboro, Mass., Renee' Ochoa and her husband Andrew of Albaquerque, N.M., Tiffany Feltis and her companion Kenny Hildings of Waldoboro; sons Richard Isabel Jr. and his wife Susan of Nobleboro, Charles Feltis of Waldoboro; sister Eileen Childers and her husband Richard of Bolivia, N.C.; brother Donald Isabel and his wife Lorraine of Plymouth, Mass.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins

A time of visitation was held Feb. 17 at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St Waldoboro. A celebration of life was held Feb. 18 at Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Rawley officiating.

You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories page at Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services 949 Main St., Waldoboro.