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Rachel Hilda Rich, 81, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2017, at a Brewer healthcare facility. She was born on May 30, 1936, in Houlton, the daughter of Stanley J. and Nellie B. (Victory) Kelley.
Rachel worked in the cafeteria for the Bangor School Department for 28 years. Over the past several years she enjoyed her many kind friends at Chamberlain Place in Brewer playing Beano and Tai-Chi and being together over the holidays and birthdays brought much meaning into her life.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Rich; a daughter, Carrie Honeman and husband, Donald; four grandchildren, David Honeman, Emily Parker and husband, Jefferson, Christopher Rich and wife, Kayla, and Corey Rich; a great-granddaughter, Chloe Parker; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and siblings, Rachel was predeceased by a son, Stanley Rich, in 2005.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Relatives and friends are invited to meet at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, at the Superintendents Lodge, State Street entrance, Bangor. Gifts in Rachel's memory may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on December 6, 2017
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