Vassalboro - Richard L. Giroux Sr. of Vassalboro passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 7th, 2022, at the age of 93. Richard was born October 4th, 1928, in Waterville and grew up in China, Maine.Richard served in the Korean war from 1950 to 1952 in the 40th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion and was honorably discharged with the rank Sergeant 1st Class.Richard was a man of many passions. After the war, Richard obtained his pilot's license, bought a plane, and enjoyed many excursions at flight. Richard also became an experienced beekeeper, reaching roughly one hundred hives at one time, and rented them for pollination and sold honey to his fellow Mainers. He was an avid and true outdoorsman, skilled in hunting, trapping, fishing, and gardening, up until the very end of his life. He was called for many wildlife issue; he was known as local legend. Amidst all these passions. Richard worked at Chinet for 40 years before retiring in 1990.Another gift that all would agree that he was someone who love to talk and share stories. He was a man of great wisdom. He lived his life to his fullest and was always there to help anyone in need. He was a devoted catholic and was strong in his faith.Richard was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He married his wife, Carmen (Morneau), in 1963, and had four children. Richard will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him, and his legacy will live on in all of the people whose lives he touched.He is predeceased by his parents Louis and Louise Giroux, his brother Robert Giroux, sister Lucille Bailey, his wife Carmen L. Giroux, and granddaughter Larissa Patnaude.Richard is survived by his sister Loraine Adams of Winslow, his children; daughter Barbara Patnaude and husband David of China, Jacqueline Giroux of Vassalboro, son Richard Giroux Jr. and wife Cindy of Albion, and son Peter Giroux of Vassalboro. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Nathan Patnaude, Michael Patnaude, Caleb Patnaude, Jacob Boivin, Jaron Boivin, Jestil Boivin, Jadelynn Giroux, Daven Giroux, and Jessica Bolduc, as well as 8 great grandchildren.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 17th, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. A celebration of his life will be held immediately following the Mass at Notre Dame. His military burial will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, October 4th at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine, 04330. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.