PATTEN - Richard Kenneth Brackett, 88, born December 15, 1929 in Howland, the son of Maurice and Viola (Madden) Brackett and the husband of Maxine (Rodgerson) Brackett passed away June 8, 2018 at Mountain Heights HCF in Patten.
Richard attended school in Howland and Stacyville. He went to work in 1946 for the Bangor and Aroostock Railroad, retiring in 1989 after 43 years of service. He served in the Korean War as Military Police. He served as a Deputy Sheriff for 13 years for both Penobscot and Aroostook counties, and also as a town cop for Stacyville, Sherman Station and Benedicta for several years.
He was a member of Molunkus Lodge #165 A.F. & A.M., Royal Arch Masons of Aroostook #20, member of the St. Aldemar Commandery #17, Sherman area V.F.W.
Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool and telling stories and jokes to his friends. He love music and enjoyed playing his accordion and harmonica fo his family and friends.
He will be missed greatly by his wife of 64 years; his sons, Prince Brackett of Stacyville, Dennis Brackett and his wife, Melinda of Patten; daughter-in-law, Heidi Brackett of Sherman; 6 grandchildren, Tabitha Lillis and her husband, Joe of Island Falls, Cody Brackett and his fiancee, Laura Chicoine of Patten, Keith Brackett of Patten, Lacey Brackett and Kenneth "J.R.: of Sherman, Kasey Tracey and her husband, Brandon of Goulsboro; great grandchildren, Shaydin and Robbie Lillis, Connor Lane, Jason and Cora Tracey; a great grandson, Cooper Lillis; his sister Mary Farley of Medway; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sons, Keith and Kenneth; his brothers, Wallace, Maurice, Frederick and his sister, Charlene.
In lieu of Richard's wishes, a graveside service will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 14th at the Stacyville Cemetery with Molukus Lodge #165 conducting services. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com