1933 Richard 2016

Richard C. Donaghy

May 31, 1933 — March 28, 2016

Richard C. "Dick" Donaghy, 82, of Pepperell died March 28th at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, West Campus, Boston after an extended illness. He was the husband of Rita A (Guthrie) Donaghy with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.

He was born in New Bedford on May 31, 1933, the son of the late Thomas C. Donaghy and the late Cornelia (Heylinger) Donaghy. Dick was a career veteran of the U. S. Army. He served in the Korean Conflict and subsequently was stationed at Fort Devens He was a member of the Pepperell V.F.W Post #3291, a past member of the Pepperell Train Club and a member of the Pepperell Senior Center.

Dick enjoyed playing cribbage, fishing, gardening, dining out, movies and bowling. He will be remembered for his jokes.

Besides his wife, Rita, he is survived by three sons, Gary Donaghy, Richard Donaghy and Steven Doyle, all of New Bedford; 3 daughters, Pamela Majka of New Bedford, Karen Bartrum of Gardner and Kathy Salovardos of Pepperell; one brother, Thomas Donaghy of New Bedford; several grandchildren, Darrion, Madison, Christopher, Maxwell, Mace, Sophia and Ty; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the MARCHAND FUNERAL HOME, 16 Pleasant Street, Pepperell, MA on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a memorial service.

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