Richard Leo Binette

Birth Date: Aug. 13, 1947

Death Date: Aug. 24, 2011

Richard Leo Binette, 64 of Kennebunkport died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his home after long battle with ALS. He was born in Biddeford on August 13, 1947 a son of Wilfrid and Exilda Dubuc Binette. He was educated in Biddeford schools and graduated from the former St. Louis High School with the class of 1966.

Richard served with the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.

On May 8, 1971 he married Jane B. Olinger at St. Joseph Church in Collingdale, PA.

Mr. Binette owned and operated Seanís Pizza in the Lower Village in Kennebunkport for 7 years. He then owned and operated Mikeís Market on Harrison Ave. in Biddeford for 9 years. He worked 4 years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and last worked 15 years with the US Postal Service in South Portland retiring in 2007 due to ill health.

Richard enjoyed doing stain glass, woodworking and gardening. He loved cooking, working around his home and his dog Chloe.

He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Wilfrid G. Binette & Donald F. Binette and 1 sister, Cecile M. Greenleaf.

Surviving are:

his wife of 40 years of Kennebunkport

2 daughters: JanieLee Mulligan & her husband Michael of Thorofare, NJ
Emily Gallagher & her husband Brian of Briarcliffe, PA

1 brother: Paul Binette & his wife Lillian of Buxton

3 sisters: Lorraine T. Labbe of Old Town
Dolores Martel of Saco
Aline P. Alley of Biddeford

2 grandchildren: Andrew Gallagher & Ryann Gallagher

several nieces and nephews

There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2011 at St. Marthaís Church in Kennebunk. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Memorial donations in Richardís name may be made to the ALS Association National Office, 27001 Agoura Rd. Suite, 150, Calabasas, CA, 91301-5104. To share condolences online, please visit



Cathy & Butch Rush
We are so sorry to hear about Leo's passing. God bless him! He will truly be missed.

Katie Harkins thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...please know you are never alone...I was honored to know your father...treasure your memories and know you will always have an Angel watching over you..

Jody O'Farrell
In this time of shadow may the light of God's Grace warm your spirit.
Jane may you and your family find comfort in the care of loved ones and friends. I am thinking of you and sending you love; I am sorry for your loss of yur beloved.

Sorry for your loss. I think of you often. Take care of yourself. Miss you.

Raymond & Monique Sylvestre
To all of Richards family we offer our sympathy,we lived and were neighbors for many years,Wish we could be with you but will be keeping Richard and all your family in our Prayers He will be missed by many Friends

Ray and Lisa Bald and Family
Dear Jane, JanieLee and Emily and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Leo's passing. Please accept our sympathies and know that you will be in our prayers. I had the pleasure of working for Leo when he owned Mike's Market. If there is one thing he taught me, it was to love life and have fun. I remember how happy he was when he and Jane found out Jane was expecting. I am so fortunate that I was able to know him and was energized by his sense of humor. I have very fond memories of Leo and always will. God bless you all.

So sorry for your loss.
Peace and prayers,

kathy alarie
Jane I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Ryland

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. You and your family are in my prayers.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, and please extend my sympsthy to all the family.

Blessings and prayers,
Barbara Ryland

David Binette
My deepest sympothy to the entire family at this time of loss.

Janet O'Day
"Go now in peace faithful friend of God, as you take our love into paradise. God's holy angels will lead you home to the wide waiting arms of the Lord."
Jane, your care and love of Richard is a wonderful example for all of us. May you be filled with peace at this time of loss.
with love and prayers,
Janet O'Day

doreen smiley
Jane, Emily and JanieLee, so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. He was a wonderful man and was so blessed to have a family like all of you to take care of him in his last years. I know he loved you dearly Jane and please know I am keeping you in my prayers. I love and miss you Jane.

Don Mcmaster
I worked with Richard in South Portland as a letter carrier. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. I lost a brother in law to ALS four years ago. Richard will truly be missed. May he rest in peace and god bless your family.

Kristi Robinson
I am very sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Please know that everyone at HD sends their best to you all.
With loving thoughts, Your Friends at Health Dialog

Pris and Ralph Pinard
Janie, Janie Lee, Emily and family
I am so sorry for your loss. Leo was a wonderful guy. We had many good times at Cecile's house and at the Pizza shop. He will surely be missed. He's now reunited with Cecile and together they are watching over all of you. He's now at peace and without pain. I'm sure you all have wonderful memories of this wonderful dad and husband. Treasure them.
I am sorry we won't be able to make the service on Friday. We will be out of town but we will be thinking of all of you and everyone who loved him.

Dearest Aunt Janie, Janie Lee, Emily, & all my Maine family,
I'll always have a beautiful picture in my mind of Uncle Leo with his precious irish setters...Mickey & Missy. His smile would light up a room. I teased him about looking so much like Dick VanDyke. It's wonderful memories that will always keep him in our hearts forever. Great dad, husband, friend, and Uncle. We miss and love you. Now walk with the angels in Heaven. God bless all... Tammy & Family

Dear JanieLee,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Please extend my condolences to your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let me know.

Love, your freind Jenn from Gwynedd Mercy College

Natasha Stankiewicz
Richard loved his family undoubtedly, and he was an amazing father to my dear friend, JanieLee. Richard will be sadly missed, but his memory will be longlasting.


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