L-A Rotary Lunch Club goes on the road Sept. 12

AUBURN — Matthew Richard, a family service counselor with Dignity Memorial’s The Fortin Group funeral homes of Lewiston and Auburn and Crosman Funeral Home of Lisbon Falls, will be the guest speaker for the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club’s destination location luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. at 217 Turner St.
Growing up in Lewiston, Richard started working in the funeral service industry when he was attending St. Dominic Regional High School, later graduating from Mt. Ida College prior to completing his apprenticeship and obtaining his license in funeral service in 1996. Since 2001, Richard has been helping families pre-plan their arrangements ahead of need.
“Knowing that loving people care enough to protect their loved ones from having to make life’s most difficult decisions is why I love my job,” he explained. “It’s very satisfying when it’s done correctly and I see the grateful families.”
Richard resides in Lewiston with his wife Karen and their children, Mackenzie and Dominic, as well as two pets — Spike their tripod chihuahua and Kitten, their cat.
His interests include camping with his family, hiking and cycling. Lunch will be available for purchase. Guests and visiting Rotarians should RSVP for this event by contacting club President Celeste Yakawonis, at 207-713-7111. For more information on events and other club information, visit www.lewistonauburnrotary.org/