PORTLAND - Richard J. Lafavore, 79, died on October 25, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born in Portland on May 22, 1933, the son of Joseph C. and Irene J. (Austin) Lafavore. Richard grew up in Portland and attended area schools. In 1950, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country for over three years and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Naval Occupation Medal with the European Clasp. He was then in the Naval Reserve until 1958. After his time in the Navy, Richard worked in commercial construction and was part of the Laborer's International Union for many years. He also worked for the Coast Guard Exchange as a maintenance man. Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Patricia; two daughters, Gina of Tampa, FL and Deborah of Rutland, VT; three sons, Richard of FL, David of Scarborough, and Michael of Brunswick; two sisters, Geraldine Joyce of Raymond and June Jordan of Portland; brother Joseph Lefavor of Portland and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 4-6 pm on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. A funeral service will follow at 6 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be private at New Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.Online condolences may be expressed below.