Richard Earl Dauphinais

May 9, 1954 - August 1, 2023
Richard Earl Dauphinais

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Richard Earl Dauphinais, 69, went to be with our heavenly father on August 1, 2023 peacefully at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare. Richard fought a long, hard battle with cancer. He is now rejoicing and whole in the arms of our Lord. To know Richard was to love him. He was kind, generous, and had a heart of gold. He loved his family deeply and will truly be missed.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Andrea Etheridge (Charles); grandchildren, Kristen, Jaley, Adam, Abigail, Kaylee, and Jaiden; great-grandchildren, Remy, Coraline, and Ophelia; a very special niece, Ann Marie Moure (Brian), along with many other nieces, nephews, brothers and sister.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Dauphinais and Nellie Skipper Dauphinais; and daughters, Cynthia Dauphinais and Sonia Thornton.

To Richard’s very special friends, Steve and Denise Stady, he loved you dearly and we all appreciate you being there for him every step of the way. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare: home side nurses and care center staff. He was provided with the utmost dignity and care in the last stages of his life.

A gathering of friends will be held Saturday August 19, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare or St. Jude’s Children’s Research.

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  • August 18, 2023
    Vic James says:
    I was in the first grade with "Ricky". He was a great friend.

  • August 05, 2023
    Billy Maultsby says:
    So sorry to hear, Richard and I were schoolmates and teammates at Lake Forest. I always thought of Richard in the highest regard. Prayers to the family, knowing Richard I’m sure the family are wonderful folks

  • August 05, 2023
    abigail buffkin says:
    Papa Rich will always be missed and cherished. He was always a good man to everyone around him. Your surely missed Papa Rich.

  • August 05, 2023
    Mabel says:
    He was a thoughtful and sharing person. He was a laughing person we did have some times at the ball fields and when we would see each other. Always a kind hello. Good thoughts of Richard.

  • August 05, 2023
    Wanda Pierce Palmer says:
    Your dad will be missed by all that knew him , I went to middle school with him at lake forest jr high