Richard "Dick" Pellerin died Apr. 27, 2012 on his 55th wedding anniversary. He was born in Waterville, Aug. 30, 1933 the second son of Frank and Yvonne Bureau Pellerin. Educated in Waterville and Fairfield, he graduated from Lawrence High School in 1950 and Southern Maine Vocational School, majoring in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1959. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1953 to 1957 aboard the cutter "Barataria". He worked for Clark & Company for many years, retiring from Houle's Plumbing and Heating in 1995. Richard was predeceased by his parents; his son, Frank who died at age 5 in 1966; a daughter, Ann who died at birth in 1965; three brothers, Ron, Buzzy and Jim. Dick's hobbies were down- hill skiing, snowmobiling, water skiing, summering at McGrath Pond in Belgrade, swimming laps every morning at the Holiday Inn in Waterville, Hospice, Les Bavards/Franco/American and the American Legion Post 5. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Lewis Pellerin whom he married Apr. 27, 1957; a son, Richard "Rick" Jr and his wife Karlene of Sangerville; grandsons, Frank of Portland and Richard III of Maryland; step-grandson, James Oldfield and wife Heather of Old Lyme, CT; one brother, Roger and wife Jeanne of N.Y.; sister, Nancy foster and husband Herb of Waterville; two very special God children, Jim Tracy of Sidney and Danielle Pellerin Boutin of Fairfield Center and special friends, Charlie and Dot Dolham. There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thurs., May 3, 2012 at Notre Dame Church, 112 Silver St., Waterville. After the service all are invited to a gathering for remembrance at the Bourque-Lanigan Post 5 American Legion, 21 College Ave., Waterville. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to V.A.V.S. Hospice Unit, Voluntary Services 135, Dept. of Vet Affairs, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330.