Rich, Lida May


Lida May Rich, 90, died November 15, 2019 at an Ellsworth healthcare facility. She was born January 24,1929 in Tremont the daughter of Winfield Perry and Annabelle Etta (Lunt) Murphy.

Lida grew up in Tremont and in her early years worked in sardine factories and for several crab shops. She loved spending time with her family and loved to make home cooked meals. Lida also loved cooking sweet foods.

Lida is survived by 2 sons, Bruce A. Rich and significant other Lynn Whalen, Tremont and William Rich, Rhode Island; a daughter, Annabelle Lounder and husband Harry of Hancock; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Sylvera, Jason Rich, Harry Lounder III, James and Irene Rich; several great-grandchildren, and special nieces, Anne Marie and Nancy Ellen. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years Merton Rich; brothers, Arthur and Winfield P. Murphy, Jr.; daughter, Lisa Jean Rich and three grandchildren, Lisa Jean and Nicholas Lounder and Cruz Rich.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM December 14, 2019 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in West Tremont. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service.

A private burial will be held for family and close friends at a later date.  Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State Street, Ellsworth.

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