Marjory Rhodes Sprague Richardson


Marjory Rhodes Sprague Richardson, 97, died Sunday, October 23, 2005 at the Capt. Lewis Assisted Living Residence in Farmingdale, Maine, from the infirmities of old age.

Marjory was born August 14, 1908 in Providence, Rhode Island to Ernest Legrand and Magdalena Dickhaut Sprague.

On April 11, 1936 she married Merrill Everett Richardson. They had 2 sons, Ernest and David. She enjoyed a long, productive life spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her two sons Ernest Merrill Richardson and his long time companion Lesley Clark of Augusta, Maine, and David Jack Richardson and his wife Diane of Driggs, Idaho. Marjory also leaves behind 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Marjory was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill Everett Richardson and a granddaughter, Alena Richardson.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 3 P.M. at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island.

Marjory loved Chebeague Island. Camp Providence, next to the boat yard, was built in 1889 by her great grandfather. In her youth, around 1926, she enjoyed rowing around the Island with friends and also rowing over to South Harpswell for ice cream. In her 70's, she spoke of the beautiful sight of seeing a deer enter the water at Rose's Point, swim across in front of camp and the boat yard, and walk ashore further up the cove. One of her lasts requests was to be able to smell the air from Chebeague Island. Her son Ernie was able to bring to her both "air" collected from the front porch of Camp Providence and a bottle of well water from her beloved camp also.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Chebeague Island Library, 247 South Road, Unit 3, Chebeague Island, Maine 04017.