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Richard F Surette

August 22, 1944 ~ September 30, 2018 (age 74)

Richard F. Surette, 74, of E. Templeton, died suddenly Sunday, September 30, 2018 in his home.

                Richard was born in Gardner on August 22, 1944, the son of the late Joseph F. and Leona (Hill) Surette.

                He graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1964, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Assumption College of Worcester in 1975.

                Richard was a United States Vietnam War Navy Veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star.

                He was a Postal Clerk for the United States Postal Service in Acton for many years, retiring in 2008.

                Richard was a member of Holy Cross Church of E. Templeton. He was also a member of VFW Post 905 of Gardner.

                Richard was an avid Boston sports fan. He loved spending time with grandchildren and great-grandson whom he adored, and he treasured spending time with his wife.

                He leaves his wife of 52 years, Rosa (Mazzuca) Surette of  E. Templeton; two sons, Marc A. Surette and his significant other Laura L’Heureux of Templeton, and Paul C. Surette of Fitchburg; two grandchildren, Alycia and Gabrielle Surette; and one great-grandchild, Bryse Blacquere.

                Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 12th at 12:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial with full Military Honors will be in held in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.

                Calling hours will be held Friday, October 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

                Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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