December 20, 1963 – October 7, 2019
Richard Sturgis, 55 of Turner, Maine passed away peacefully on October 7, 2019 at Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice in Auburn surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Lewiston, ME.on December 20, 1963, to Walter Sturgis, Jr. and Anita (Poulin). He grew up in the Lewiston area and attended local area schools. He married the love of his life Virginia (Jen) on June 23, 1988 and had two daughters and a son. Richard enjoyed the music of Bruce Springsteen, reading a good book, camping, kayaking, hunting, and fishing. He attained a Master's Degree of Science in Education from the University of Southern Maine in 2011. He was a 6th grade mathematics teacher at Robert V. Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Preceding him in death is his parents, his son, Danny Sturgis and brother, Walter Sturgis. Richard is survived by his loving wife, his two daughters, Vanessa Therrien and husband Jason, of Greene, ME and Kayla Culleton and husband Jordan of New Braunfels, TX, his three grandchildren, Hunter and Chase of Greene, ME. and Lucas of New York, NY., sisters, Jeannie Stevens and husband Jeff, Linda Labrie and husband Mike, Therese Sturgis, brothers, Mark Sturgis and wife Lisa, Don Sturgis and wife Trisha, and many other loved family members and friends.
Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in Richard's memory can send donations to Robert V. Connors Elementary School, 400 Bartlett Street, Lewiston, ME. 04240.
A private service will be held at a later date. Services have been entrusted to The Fortin Funeral Home Auburn 217 Turner St. Auburn 207-783-8545