WALTER NEWELL ‘RICHIE’ RICH JR. – RICHMOND, R.I. – Walter Newell “Richie” Rich Jr., 44, of Gardner Road, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. Born Oct. 16, 1963, in Bangor, he was the son of Walter and Janet (Fraser) Rich of Patten. Known as Richie to his family and friends, he graduated from Searsport High School, Waldo County Vocational School and New England Tractor-Trailer Driving School. He loved a good joke and always was ready to tell you one. Richie took pride in his home and his family through the good times and bad. One of his favorite pastimes was playing the stock market, which he was very good at. In addition to his parents, he leaves his wife of 26 years, Lori; his three children, Matthew, Sarah and Tyler; and granddaughter, Skyler, all or Rhode Island. He also leaves his two brothers, Timothy Rich and his wife, Becky, of Connecticut and Jason Rich and wife, Deanna, of Maine; his sister, Susan and her husband, Tom Coates, of Maine; his nieces, Casey Rich, Genevieve Rich, Joshua Woodall, Andrew Rich and Quentin Rich; his special aunt, Gloria Jacobs of Maine; his aunt and uncle, Gerald and Janice Rich of Florida; his cousins, Michael and Shawn Jacobs of Maine and Tom Rich and Julie Peer of Maine. He was predeceased by his uncle, Dave Fraser; and his grandparents. Funeral service and burial will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.R. Avery Funeral Home, Main Street, Hope Valley, R.I. For online condolences and shared memories, please visit