Richard McNeill, 76

Richard McNeill, founder of Carburs, has passed away at the age of 76 reports the Cazenovia Republican.

Widely known in Portland as owner of Carburs Restaurant and the Down East Feast five decker sandwich that revolutionized the Old Port cuisine scene from 1976-1998. Rich also received an honorary diploma from the students of Cazenovia College for his involvement and support. Rich loved to cook and bake for his friends and family, making beer bread and buttermilk brownies. He regularly traveled to Pittsburgh to keep in touch with his sisters, Kitty and Linda, and the large family that resides there. Rich was known for his compassion and gentleness towards others and a simple outlook on life. His clever humor and notable sayings always kept those around him smiling and comfortable.

Carburs was a mainstay of the Portland dining scene in the last quarter of the 20th Century. The 20+ page menu offered dozens of sandwiches with names like the The Connecticut Yankee (React-or glow in the dark) and the Smith & Wesson (Oil’s well that ends well). It was located in Portland at 123 Middle Street, and in Burlington Vt, Hadley MA and Plattsburgh NY.

According to the obituary, “A memorial service and interring of remains will be held in summer 2018 at St.Eiboh’s Cove, Raymond, Maine.”