Richard A. Hobson Richard A. Hobson, 79, a former resident of Waterville, most recently of Portland, died on July 24, 2012 at Gosnell Hospice House. He was born on January 15, 1933 in Machias, Maine. Richard was the first child born at the newly opened Machias Hospital. He was the son of Nell Ross Hobson and Ralph Hobson, Sr. After graduation from Orono High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Korean Conflict. He took great pride in his military service and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 5 in Waterville. After serving in the Navy, he attended and graduated from Husson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He married Donna Clark of Millinocket on February 21, 1957. Richard's favorite times were hunting and fishing in the Millinocket area, playing golf at Natanis and playing with his beloved dogs. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years, Donna of Portland; his daughters Karen Hobson of Lewiston, Cris Hobson Tierney and her husband Kevin of Falmouth, and Cary Hobson Duprey and her husband Michael of Campton, New Hampshire; and his two grandsons, Philip and Eric Tierney of Falmouth, a sister Priscilla Delong and her husband, Bernard of Dayton, Ohio, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and brother. There will be a private graveside service on Saturday, July 28, 2012. The family invites friends to join them at the Best Western Hotel on 375 Main St. in Waterville at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon in celebration of Richard's life.