The Fortin Group


Richard Eugene Pynes

February 24, 1947November 7, 2021

Richard E. Pynes 1947-2021

Richard Eugene Pynes of Auburn, Maine passed in peace Sunday morning Nov 7, 2021 at the age of 74. Dick graduated from Lewiston High School class of 66 and was drafted to serve in the US Army. Upon his return from the military, Dick began working as a “tire man” at Snow’s tire and Lee’s tire. Dick changed professions working as an “oil man” delivering fuel for Ness Oil where he developed friendships with many of his customers which he valued dearly. Dick enjoyed motorcycling, snowmobiling, old cars, and clocks. He was a seasonal renter at Beaver Brook Campground where he and his wife Connie, along with family and friends, enjoyed being on the water on their pontoon boat. Most Saturday nights Dick could be found at the Silver Spur in Mechanic Falls where he enjoyed good music and dancing. He loved the two step. Predeceased by his father Cloyd Pynes, mother Mona A. Ireland, Step-mother Grace (Elderkin) Pynes and brother Cloyd Pynes. Dick is survived by his wife Connie as well as his extended family, Mother-in-Law Lucienne Hamel, Sister-in-Law Terri Hamel, Brother-in-Law Dan Hamel and wife Donna, Brother-in-Law Don Hamel and partner Sheila Fletcher, Brother-in-Law Dave Hamel and partner Nora Bard, and Sister-in-Law Jane Beaudoin and husband Raymond, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Dick and Connie were blessed with numerous friends who have shown an outpouring of love, kindness and support to them both throughout his illness which was greatly appreciated by the family. A special thanks to the “Androscoggin Hospice” for caring for Dick as if he was one of their own.

Visitation will be held Tuesday November 16th 10 am to 12pm with a Celebration of Life following at The Fortin Group 217 Turner St. Auburn.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life will be held at the funeral home in Auburn

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Committal Prayers at St. Peter's Cemetery

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021


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Karen Girard

November 13, 2021

It is heart breaking to know that our Dear Dick has passed. He was such a wonderful, kind man. Our friendship with Dick & Connie developed fast as we became neighbors at camp. We spent many times playing cards, sitting by the campfire, boat rides and many hours of just talking. Dick was the sweetest man and always had a smile on his face. Our deepest sympathy to Connie & family during this very difficult time. Ray & I will miss you dearly Dick. May God have you in his arms and you are at peace.

Gail Gavigan

November 12, 2021

I am still in disbelief that Dick has passed. Seems like just a few weeks ago we were having such a great time with Dick and Connie snowmobiling, playing Sequence, going to dances with them and their family, visiting them at Beaver Brook and having fun on their boat with Dick being the "Skipper". He will never be forgotten for his generosity, kindness and friendship. He and Connie were such a great couple, you just had to look at them and you could tell how much in love they were. My condolences to Connie and the family!

Gloria Hewey Henry Colby

November 12, 2021

We enjoyed getting to know Dickie and Connie at the Silver Spur Dance Hall. We then became friendly outside of dance. We enjoyed Dickie and Connies company whatever we were doing. He was such a happy amd fun loving person. We have thought of him and prayed for him many times during his illness. May he Rest In Peace. Love to Connie and the family during this difficult time.

Joan Bolduc

November 12, 2021

I simply remember Richard working with my Dad, and telling me how hard my dad worked him! Richard was such a great man. He and my cousin Connie were so perfect together. Talk about a special couple. He will be missed by so many who loved him dearly. May he RIP 🙏