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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

OBITUARY

Richard Paul McArdle

November 1, 1952February 10, 2020

Portland - Richard Paul McArdle, 67, of Falmouth, ME, passed away on February 10th, 2020. Richard was born in Lowell, MA, son of Donald L. McArdle and Katherine A. McArdle. Richard was a graduate of Lowell High School in Lowell, MA and The University of Maine in Orono, ME, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Richard worked as a healthcare executive in physician practice management, as CEO at Spectrum Medical Group and most recently Maine Eye Center in Portland, ME.

Richard, known by many as Dick, was a selfless and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. His closeness with his family and friends defined him. Dick was a man of few words, but the words he did say packed a punch. Dick lived his life to the fullest and generated many wonderful memories for those whom he welcomed into his life. His constant support for his kids and family was evident during the early years by coaching and attending all of their sporting events, visiting them during their college years and traveling to numerous locations in the US and abroad to see his family. Dick enjoyed summers in Maine and spending time on his boat on Sebago Lake. During the winter months, he enjoyed working on his golf game at their home in Fort Myers, Florida.

Richard is survived by his wife Suzanne of Falmouth; Daughters Jillian M. Curran and husband Ryan F. Curran, Meredith M. Bergin and husband Daniel P. Bergin, son Patrick W. McArdle; and grandchildren Benjamin R. Curran, Mason P. Bergin, Piper L. Curran, Teagan E. Bergin and Kaiden P. Bergin.; brothers Donald McArdle and wife Suzanne, David McArdle and wife Martha; sisters Mrs. Barbara Markham and Patricia Shaw, who passed two days after Richard, and husband Brian. He was predeceased by his daughter Kailtin E. McArdle.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday, February 19th at Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road in Falmouth, ME.

Please visit www.jonesrichandbarnes.com to sign Richard’s online guest book.

Services

  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Brian Murray

February 19, 2020

Sue & family, and Don, Barbara, and David-

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our late Dad John Murray used to speak so fondly of his time spent growing up with his McArdle nieces and nephews, and loved visiting you guys up in Maine later in life.

We are away and will miss everyone this week but are thoughts and prayers are with you and Patsy’s family. Love - Brian and Elaine Murray

George Lee

February 18, 2020

Sue, I was so sorry to hear about Dick. I will always have great memories of Dick from the day he gave me my first professional job out of college, taught me most of the basic business skills I employ today, and the many laughs over the years during our annual Masters Golf Tournament bets. I am so glad that I was able to see and catch up with he and you this summer in Newport. He will be missed.

George Lee

dana whitman III

February 17, 2020

I went to UMO with Richard many years ago. He was a great guy and we had good times together with our group. I recently hooked up with some UMO buddies and we talked about our 45th reunion coming up. We talked about Dick and getting together. I am sorry we missed that chance. I am so sorry to his family. He had a good life and he will be missed

Dan Rush

February 17, 2020

I totally agree with Kendall's tribute. Dick was a responsible (mostly) Brother and President in charge of a mostly irresponsible crew. He had many talents- Toyota Corolla stunt car driver, dune buggy wing man and designated driver on many road trips, including a trip to the Fryeburg Fair hosted by Brother Atwood.

Dick fully understood his Brothers' and UMO students' need for rest and relaxation, leading to the creation of a Rho Rho Chapter tradition-the St. Patty's Day Party, effectively adding another holiday to the UMO calendar. On that day, everyone had an "O" added to their last name, resulting in names such as O'McArdle and O'Sheehan. Dick's birthday also became another occasion to celebrate, assisted by the gift of a keg from his mother.

Dick will always be remembered by his Sigma Chi Brothers, and everyone who knew him, as a great Brother and a great person. To paraphrase the Sigma Chi ritual, if you sought a friend, you would find him in Dick McArdle.

Kendall Wright

February 16, 2020

Where do you start ? Dick was a member of our fraternity at University of Maine -Sigma Chi . He was our President and leader . Yet at the same time he was a party guy beyond compare . He left his mark at Quebec Winter Carnival - Gambinos - Poor Richards Pub and countess other places . He married Sue who was the sweet heart of Sigma Chi . He once threw me off a lobster boat in Maine to see if I could swim while consuming several beers . He is the source of many legendary adventures that his friends and brothers will never forget . Dicky you were a true giant . You were a great dad father business man friend and brother . Heaven just got a great guy . Come On Nowwww!

Andy and Julie DeRice

February 16, 2020

Dear Sue and family,
We are so very saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
We will always remember the fun we had at neighborhood parties.
With deepest sympathy,
Andy and Julie DeRice

Jean and John Northrop

February 16, 2020

Dear Sue, Jillian and Ryan, Meredith and Daniel, Patrick, and
The entire Family:
John and I, and our family, send you all our deepest sympathy.
Although, we did not know Dick
Well, we did know what a wonderful man he was to his family and friends.
We send Sue and the family bountiful prayers, and much Love during this extremely hard period.
We hope your sweet memories of
Dick will bring you some comfort
Through your sorrow and sadness.
John and I, and our family, will keep you all close to our hearts,
And keep sending warm thoughts and a lot of Love your way.
May God Bless you all, and know that he will hold you close, during your sorrow.
Much LOVE,
Jean and John Northrop and family xox ♥️



Stephen Kingsbury

February 16, 2020

To the McArdle family,
Please accept my condolences on Dick's passing. We were roommates at the University of Maine. I have many memories of the good times a group of us had while living on the 4th floor of York Hall. He was a good man. Steve K.

Sherry and Tom Farrell

February 16, 2020

We will always remember the song he tried to direct us in “The twelve days of Christmas”. It was hilarious! He was such a nice man and he willed be missed.

Debbie Smith, The Villages, FL

February 15, 2020

I am very sorry to hear about Dick's passing. When I worked with him at Spectrum Medical Group years ago, he was a true leader, and always a gentleman with a delightful sense of humor. It was a pleasure to hear him also talk so lovingly about his family. May wonderful memories help ease the loss of a fine person.

FROM THE FAMILY