CARMEL – Richard A. “Rich” Nadeau, 59, died peacefully Oct. 28, 2003, at a Portland hospital with his wife and sons at his side. He was born Sept. 30, 1944, in Bangor, the son of Walter and Izetta (Cookson) Nadeau. Rich was a graduate of Bangor High School, Class of 1962. Upon graduation, he worked at Bangor Shoe Manufacturing, before being drafted into the Army. He served in the Army’s 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, from January 1966 to January 1968. Upon his release from the Army he worked at John Paul’s and later was the manager at the Surplus Store. Rich enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, snowplowing, and his friends at Dick’s Mini Mart. Rich was a nine-year survivor of a kidney transplant that he received on his 50th birthday. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Iris (Smith) Nadeau; two sons, Richard II and his wife, Terri, and children, Tyler and Tanya, Randy and his wife, Kelly and daughter, Allyson, all of Carmel; a sister, Carolyn and her husband, Howard (Sonny) Trundy of Lakeview; a brother, Lewis and his wife, Paula Nadeau of Dixmont; mother-in-law, Opal Smith; brother-in-law, Gordon and his wife, Jackie Smith; sister-in-law, Ina and her husband, Robert Jarvis, all of Carmel; several nieces, nephews; and two “granddaughters of the heart” Brittany and Autumn. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, with the Rev. Kenneth Dale, pastor of the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Carmel. If you would like to remember Rich in a special way, contributions may be sent to the American Kidney Foundation of Maine, 630 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.