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Dennis J"Tiwatt" Richard Sr

Dennis J. "Tiwatt" Richard, Sr. 64, of Gardner, died Sunday, June 26th in HealthAlliance Leominster Hospital of Leominster, following a long illness.
Born in Gardner on September 16, 1951, he was the son of the late Zoel and Zelima (Cormier) Richard.
Dennis was a United States Vietnam War Veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal.
He was the owner/operator of Central Street Café of Gardner for many years, retiring in 1996.
Dennis was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. He was also a member of the American Legion, Eugene M. Connor Post 193 of Winchendon.
Dennis enjoyed building models and creating arts and crafts. He loved the ocean, enjoyed attending Friday night car shows at the PACC, and spending time with friends at the Paramount in Gardner.
He leaves one son, Dennis J. "Denny" Richard, Jr. of Portland, OR; one daughter, Tammy L. Nonni of Falmouth, Maine; his significant other, Nancy Richard of Gardner; two brothers, Daniel Richard and his wife Michele of Baldwinville and Robert Richard and his husband John of Fitchburg; two sisters, Gloria Belliveau and her husband Lauri of Gardner and Eleana White and her husband Mike of Sparta, NC; three grandchildren, Emmalyn Nonni, Sam Nonni and Joellexiah Jimenez; two uncles, Oscar Richard of Templeton and Ernest Richard of Gardner; Goddaughter, Angelina Jimenez of Gardner; Godson, Scott Belliveau of Baldwinville; his best friend, Gordy Suits of Gardner; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Gerald and Noel Richard; and one sister, Janice Bourgeois.
Funeral Services and burial will be held Wednesday, July 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Inc., 268 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.
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Service Details

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 2:00pm, MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA

Interment Details

MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA

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Our thoughts and prayers for you all. Dennis was a wonderful man and will be remembered with a smile. We were blessed to have known him

Ronald & Kim thompson Jul 22 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I only new the family when we were younger. The family was very nice. Tiwatt was a very special person to me. I'm not sure if you remember me, but I lived next door to you on Parker St. Mary Flagg

Mary Flagg Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM

God Bless and deepest sympathy to family and friends. The world will not be the same without you. Will never forget our time at Central Lunch. Lots of fun and lots of hard work. Rest now.

Joan Cardillo Jun 30 2016 12:00 AM

Rest in piece Dennis my thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and family during this difficult time

Vicky odell Jun 30 2016 12:00 AM

Kay and family, My deepest sympathy to you all. Tiwatt was a fun and loving person.... many fond memories of him, he will be missed by many...with love Darlene

Darlene Sweet Jun 30 2016 12:00 AM

My prayers reach out to all family members, Tiwart was a truly fun guy. I will miss his laughter and his quick wit. God Rest his loving Soul..

Steve Bader Jun 30 2016 12:00 AM

To Tiwatt, our long time friend... the best man at our wedding... You've truly been a good friend through the years... Sometimes it could be a few years before we'd bump into you somewhere, and it was always great to see you.. the strong bond was always there... When Bru got in that terrible motorcycle accident a few years ago, you were the first one to stop over the house, early the next morning, to make sure Bru was ok....Then last summer we started seeing you and Nanc at the car shows every Friday night and we had some good times, like the old days...We're so thankful that we've had these special times together , this past year and thank Tiwatt for letting me drive your fancy white car..I will always cherish that memory. and thank you for the beautiful butterflies that you colored for me because I told you my Mom loved butterflies <3 Fly high Bud , and we will all be together again.. We love you bud..Bruce, Cherie and Bru ...<3 <3 <3

The Garvick family Jun 29 2016 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to all family members. Dennis will be missed. He will always have a special place in my heart.

Suzanne Letourneau Jun 29 2016 12:00 AM

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