J. Richard E. Tremblay
Birth Date: Sep. 15, 1935
Death Date: Apr. 12, 2013
J. Richard E. “Dick” Tremblay, 77, was rejoined with his son on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the York Hospital in York, ME, after a long struggle with Pompe’s Disease. When he passed, he was surrounded by his loving family.
Dick was born in Biddeford, ME on September 15, 1935 to Adelard and Mabel Payheur Tremblay. He attended local schools and graduated from St. Louis High School, Class of 1954. Upon graduating he entered the United States Air Force and was stationed at Keesler AFB in Mississippi.
After being honorably discharged, he returned to Biddeford, where he met his future wife Corinne. They were married April 16, 1956.
Mr. Tremblay began his lifelong career with the Prudential Insurance Co. of America in 1957. He was promoted and transferred to Manchester, NH where he served as Sales Manager and later as Manager. He was promoted again and served as Director of Agencies and subsequently Vice President of the New England Regional Home Office’s (NEHO) Region F in Boston, MA. He later returned as Manager of the Manchester office and retired after 35 years of dedicated service. Upon his retirement, he and Corinne moved to Wellington, FL where they remained for nearly 20 years. In 2010 they returned to Maine and resided at Sentry Hill in York Harbor.
Dick and Corinne enjoyed many years of boating at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, Boothbay Harbor, ME and West Palm Beach, FL. Dick was a private pilot and owned a number of planes. He often flew from airports near to their homes in Manchester and Moultonboro, NH and from their home at the Aero Club inWellington FL. He enjoyed playing tennis, racquetball, and golf and was an excellentcard player. He and Corinne traveled throughout the United States, Canada, France & Italy.
Dick was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and a current member of the QB’s (Quiet Birdmen) of Manchester, NH and the Lyman Boat Owners Association, and St. Christopher’s Church of the Ascension of the Lord Parish in York, ME.
Dick was a great inspiration to his family and friends. He was an eloquent writer and always seemed to know the right thing to say at the right time. Throughout his career he received many awards and accolades and was well respected. His colleagues, family and friends continued to value his advice up until his demise.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Christopher “Bucky” Tremblay, and his brothers Raymond and John Tremblay.
He is survived by his wife Corinne G. (Bouchard) Tremblay, his daughter Jeanne V. (Tremblay) Supple and her husband Garrett (Gary) of Dover, NH, his 3 grandchildren, Lindsay A (Supple) Callaghan & her husband Patrick, Nicholas J. and Stephanie M. Supple also of Dover, NH,his sister Theresa (Tremblay) Padhaisky, God children and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at St. Joseph Church of the Good Shepherd Parish on Elm Street in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel,. Memorial donations in Dick’s name may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Headquarters, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Gerry & Barbara Prud'homme
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. I remember Dick as the ultimate professional. He expected a lot of people, but gave even more in return. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Mr. T. He had a profoundly positive impact on my life and for that I will be forever grateful.
Claudette Delorge Guay
Condolences from a member of St. Joseph High School class of 1954.
Arthurt & Diane Pelletier
Arthur & I were saddened to hear of Dick's passing. May your memories of him help you through this difficult time.
The first time I met Dick in the Wellington Aero Club was around 1998. I could tell then that he was a special person. One that if you where his friend , it would be for life. I'm going to miss him for all the laughs, story's, and just hanging out in our golf carts by the runway. Ann and I visited Dick every summer for nine years in Booth bay. It was a time in our life that was full of friendship and of course lots of trips to the local ice cream parlor. I will truly miss those times and can only say God Bless you Dick. Thanks for all the fun times and God Speed. We will meet again. Corinne, our prayers are with you and your family. God bless
Joe and Claudet Rheault
Dear Corinne: We were so sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. He was a great inspiration to everyone who worked with him. We have so many fond memories of our Prudential years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. Sincerely, Joe and Claudet
Ralph & Vicki Compagna
Please accept our regrets and condolences for your loss. We will be forever thankful for having known Dick. Ralph remembers working for a truly great man, whom he will never forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Love Vicki & Ralph Compagna
Anita & I offer would like to offer our condolences and prayers for you, Corrine, Jeanne, Gary and family. Dick was a remarkable person and will certainly be missed. Dick was always willing to help someone and as manager he always found a way to motivate his agents to become more successful. May God bless all of you and keep you strong during this difficult time.
Bob & Anita Girard
My heart and prayers are with you, Corinne and Jeanne. Dick made the lives of each of us richer because of his friendship, his generosity, his humor, and his faith.
What a flood of great memories I am experiencing; Many years of friendship,the visits to Lake Winni and so much more. I have a picture in my mind of Bucky leading the welcoming committee. RIP
My heart was heavy when I read of Mr. Tremblay's passing. My family will always remember the good years and Prudential and the fun times on Lake Winnepausaukee. I send sincere condolences to Mrs. Tremlay and the family. I hope Mr. Tremblay is at peace and is happy to see son Christopher after all these years. Warm regards.
Paul & Muriel Bouchard
Dear Corinne, We are deeply saddened to hear of Dick's passing . We have so many fond memories of you & Dick @ the conventions & our many get togethers through the years. We will always treasure those memories & are so thankful for them. Please accept our deepest sympathy & our sincere prayers to you & your family. With much love, Paul & Muriel.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always be grateful for Dick's words of wisdom and his friendship. Love and comfort to you Corinne.
My 35 years at Prudential and 44 years overall with my close friend Richard will be remembered always. Dick was always one to turn to for advice and support both at work and play. May God keep watch over Corinne and Jeanne during this time of sorrow. I will greatly miss my friend gone West.
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