Walter Mesenzeff

WalterRichmond-Walter Mesenzeff, 78, of Darrah St., died on Friday, November

3, 2017 at the Freeport Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Russia on March 25, 1940 the son of Sergey and Xenia

Mesenzeff.  After immigrating to the United States, his family eventually settled in Dresden Maine.  He attended school and graduated from Bridge Academy in Dresden.

Walter owned and operated Ring’s Hardware and a gas propane business in Richmond for many years where he was also happy to serve as a translator for the Russian community. He was a humble man with a quick wit and great sense of humor.  He enjoyed helping his customers of whom many became lifetime friends.  He most recently worked and retired from K&G Hardware in Richmond.

Walter enjoyed fishing, watching the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics, going for country rides, and spending time with family.

Walter was predeceased by his parents, a sister Valentina Mesenzeff, 4 other siblings and Son-in-law Gary Cummings.  He is survived by his loving companion and fiancee Patricia Johansen of Richmond, daughters Lorica Cummings of Bath, Danita Mailloux and husband Arthur of Richmond, Julie Shields and husband Weldon Jr., of Richmond, Walter's son Jeff Mesenzeff and companion Brandy of Florida, step children Sherman, Stefan, Shawn, Scott, Shelia, brother Victor Mesenzeff and wife Ann of Ohio, 20 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks are extended to the staff at Freeport Nursing Home for their thoughtful and excellent care of Walter.

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 at Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to “Hospice” in care of Compassus, 23 Spring Street, Suite C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357