BANGOR – Maurice William Richards, 83, died Nov. 1, 2004, at a Bangor health care center. He was born July 20, 1921, in East Millinocket, the son of Maurice A. and Ruth (Davis) Richards. Maurice attended schools in Princeton and was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II serving in the medics. He was employed at Dow Air Force Base, Bangor until its closing and retired from the U.S. Post Office, General Services Administration at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal building, Bangor. He attended Bangor Baptist Church, was a member of the John F. Kennedy Chapter DAV, was a former member of the Queen City Grange, Penobscot Pomona and the Maine State and National Grange. Surviving is a nephew, Rev. Dale Malone and his wife, Judy, of Gorham; two great-nieces, Dori-Lynn Libby, Noelle Mercier, both of Gorham; one great-nephew, Brett Putnam of Indiana; one great-great-niece, three great-great-nephews and several cousins. Maurice will be greatly missed by Doris Broad of California and Ernest Shaw of Bangor. He resided for many years with their families and was an important part of their lives. Maurice was predeceased by his sister, Catherine Malone; brother, Sumner Richards; and a niece, Sandra Putnam. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Dale Malone, pastor of the White Rock Baptist Church in Gorham, officiating. Interment will follow at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Gifts in his memory may be made to The Activity Fund of the Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 103 Texas Ave., Bangor, ME 04402-1638.