OBITUARY

Ricky A. Furrow

November 13, 1959April 23, 2019

LISBON: "I lost my best friend, the love of my life of 31 years. You are the best husband, father and Bumpa to our 7 beautiful grandchildren. I will love you always and forever." Rick was first and foremost a loving and dedicated family man. He proudly owned and operated, with his son Eric, Furrow & Son Heating of Lisbon. He was a pillar of the community, providing so many people with excellent 24 hour professional heating support. He was a brilliant service man, and there was never a problem he couldn't fix. His expertise, integrity and unique sense of humor kept customers returning every year. He would want to thank all of his fellow tradesman and customers, many of which he considered friends, for their loyalty and trust in him throughout the years. He will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Ricky is survived by his wife Debbi, daughter Nina and husband Ed Gargan and son Eric Furrow. He also leaves behind his brothers Steve and James Furrow, Aunt Nina Conklin along with in-laws Terri and Tim Wade, Brian and Dottie Chubbuck, father in-law Brian Chubbuck and many beloved nieces and nephews. Rick is the son of the late Mary and Gilford Furrow. He was predeceased by his daughter Aeriel Furrow and mother in law Betty Chubbuck.

A celebration of life will be held at West Bowdoin Parish Hall located at 54 West Rd. Bowdoin, ME on Sunday May 5, 2019 from 2-4pm. Per the family’s request, casual dress is encouraged.

Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Rick’s honor to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital 22 Bramhall St. Portland, ME 04102 or at www.bbch.org

Condolences and fond memories of Rick can be shared with his family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

  • FAMILY

  • Ricky is survived by his wife Debbi, daughter Nina and husband Ed Gargan and son Eric Furrow. He also leaves behind his brothers Steve and James Furrow, Aunt Nina Conklin along with in-laws Terri and Tim Wade, Brian and Dottie Chubbuck, father in-law Brian Chubbuck and many beloved nieces and nephews. Rick is the son of the late Mary and Gilford Furrow. He was predeceased by his daughter Aeriel Furrow and mother in law Betty Chubbuck.
  • DONATIONS

  • Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital 22 Bramhall St. Portland, ME 04102 or at www.bbch.org

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, May 5, 2019

Memories

Ricky A. Furrow

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Sandy and Bob Brennan

May 9, 2019

Eric just called us and we are so deeply sorry to heard of the loss of Ricky. He was always so reliable and fair and we just knew he was one of those exceptional tradesmen and a genuinely nice person.
Our hearts and prayers are with you.

BRIAN HIRST

May 2, 2019

Deb,

So sorry for your loss but glad to hear that you had over 30 years of happiness. Sounds as if you made a great team and created a warm close extended family. Keep those good memories close.

Brian Hirst

Dave Holt

May 1, 2019

Rick was the way men are supposed to be. Hard working, honest, fair and funny, he made me laugh every time I had the pleasure of seeing him. I know Rick would take the shirt off his back to help me if I asked him to, there aren't many people like that anymore. I admired Rick greatly and was devastated to read of his passing in the Times Record. Sincere heartfelt condolences to the Furrow Family as you try to heal from this tragic loss.

Dave & Cori Holt
Durham, ME

Anne TessierTalbot

May 1, 2019

So sorry for your lost for such a great man ...so many years of exchanging stories and making his lunch...dont hold back the jalapenos !!!It truly was a shock and he will be missed by all ..here at Tess 's..Anne.Phyllis and Bruce

Linds Duguay

April 30, 2019

Rick has been our furnace guy for many years. Now we are hoping that Eric will continue on.
He was always very prompt and courteous. He would bring in paper and put it on the floor while working on our furnace which to me was above and beyond
We are going to miss having him in our home when the furnace quits
Sending heart felt sympathy to His wife and family.
A great person has earned his wings and joined the angels in Heaven
RIP Rick Furrow. You will be missed

Joseph Furrow

April 30, 2019

My earliest memory of Uncle Rick was when I was about 5 yrs old. He was watching my brothers and I while my parents were out.
Being the youngest of four boys, I had to follow my brothers down to the frozen pond. Great idea when you’re young. Apparently the plan was to smash the ice along the edge of the pond. That’s where it went a little sideways, I ended up under the ice with just my snowmobile suit stopping me from sliding all the way in. My brothers fished me out with a stick while I was crying my eyes out and before I could realize what happened, I was over Uncle Ricks shoulder and he was sprinting, in a foot of snow, 500ft to the house (I laughed the whole way). Once there he tossed me in the tub and turned on the hot water.
I always remembered that and still smile to this day (partly because of bouncing on his shoulders). He will be sadly missed, even though it’s been some time since I saw him last, he will be missed.

Mike Furrow

April 29, 2019

As children, “The Furrow boys of Weeks Mills,” thought of Uncle Ricky as Superman.....there was the day he saved nephew Joey from hypothermia after he’d fallen into icy water, running / carrying him from the pond to the safety of a warm tub and then there was the day he and Aunt Debbie pulled into the driveway with a sleek, new Camaro. Ooooo, how sleeeeek, and just a couple of more years and I maybe I could’ve test drove it...:)

We can’t stop time as it continues to fly by. However, we can stop to take the time to appreciate those we love. I hadn’t seen Uncle Ricky since my college graduation in 1998....and I’m truly saddened by this and the fact that I won’t get the opportunity again. Thank you for posting the picture herein, it jogs my memory of the smile I recall as a young man. Much love and condolences to Aunt Debbie, Cuz’s, Uncle Jim, Dad and the extended family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry Fournier

April 28, 2019

So very sorry for the loss of Ricky. He was our furnace guy for over 20+ yrs. First time we met him we moved into the Lisbon neighborhood, he was walking his springer spaniel. He was so friendly and we are dog people had a lot in common. Didn't matter what time day or night 2am or 4am winter cold mornings he would come when you called. One of the nicest guys you will ever meet. So glad I got to call him my friend. Eric was trained by the best of the best. Debbi be sure he is watching over all of you!!

Evan/Diann Hansen

April 28, 2019

RIP GOD BLESS

James Furrow

April 27, 2019

My big brother-although we were just two years apart you were the responsible one; level headed, calm, cool and collected! When I would melt down over something I had done wrong or something I just couldn’t figure out, you were always there to talk to-or walk me through it. You were kind of like a superman to me; there was nothing you couldn’t do or figure out. Well the years are rolling bye for us all so until I see you again I wont say goodbye-but see ya soon. Ill always love you brother -Bub

FROM THE FAMILY