LUDLOW – Earl Timothy Richardson, 79, died Feb. 28, 2012, at his residence. He was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Portage Lake, the son of Percy and Evelyn (Knilans) Richardson.

Earl is survived by his wife, Pamella (Smart) Richardson of Houlton; one son, Michael Bither of Houlton; five daughters, Kelley Brooker and her husband, Ron, of Ludlow, Sally Lincoln and her husband, Eric, of Houlton, Mary Gibbs and her partner, Mark, of Seranac Lake, N.Y., Tracy Richardson and her partner, Bobby, of Tucson, Ariz., and Michelle Greenleaf and her partner, Joseph, of Houlton; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his son, Timothy Richardson, June 1, 1994; and two brothers, Alden and Sheldon Richardson. A thank you to a special “chore boy,” Stanley Doane.

Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dunn Funeral Home. Gifts may be made in Earl’s memory to the Earl T. Richardson Memorial Fund, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book at

www.dunnfuneral.com.