Richard (Dick) L. Dyer

dickBRUNSWICK -- Richard Lewis Dyer, 77, of Chebeague Island passed from this life to the next on Friday August 10, 2012 after a brief illness at Mid-Coast Hospital. He was born on Chebeague Island on August 27, 1934, a son of Fannie E. (Gott) and Capt. Manley A. Dyer. He attended Chebeague Island schools.
In his younger years Richard was a member of the Chebeague Island Baseball Team. He was a lifelong lobsterman, worked with his father as a purse seiner, and worked on the mainland as a sales rep for Week's Dairy and in maintenance for Maine National Bank in Portland.

Richard truly enjoyed fishing, spending a good part of November hunting 'upta' camp Downeast in Waite at Dyer Den, playing cards, socializing with friends and a diehard Red Sox fan. He was a real Maine character who knew how to spin a yarn and tell a story and it took a discerning ear to know what was what. He will be remembered for enjoying the simple life, answering the phone, 'How do?' and was a loving grandfather.

Richard is survived by his daughter Cindy Godin and her husband Larry of Sabattus, his daughter Terry York and her husband Gerry of Orr's Island; his grandchildren, Heidi Pomerleau of Bowdoin, Corey Godin of Lewiston, Kayla Krech of West Bath, Bryan York of Orr's Island; his great-granddaughter Cali Pomerleau; his brother Douglas Dyer and his wife Marjorie of Cousin's Island and his first wife, Suzanne Jackson of Chebeague Island. He was predeceased by his second wife of 33 years Margaret 'Peggy' Dyer (2008).

A funeral service will held on Wednesday August 15 at 12:45 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth with Pastor Katherine Russo officiating. Burial will follow in Chebeague Island Cemetery and a reception with refreshments in his honor will be held at the Chebeague Inn after the burial. Please visit to view a video collage of Richard's life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with his family. Donations may be made to the Chebeague Island Rescue in his memory.

Thank you note from Cindy and Terry - click here.