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Towne, Richard J.

Richard J. Towne passed away on February  25, 2012 with his family by his side.  He was 102.  Born in Methuen, MA  to the late Harry Towne and Adelaide (Clarke), he grew up in Norwood.  He was the oldest member of the first graduating class of the old Norwood High School.  Mr. Towne was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army of the United States.  He was a former police officer for the Town of Norwood and owned Towne’s Express Trucking Company.    He was the beloved husband for 62 years of the late Dorothy E. (MacDougall) and loving father of Judith Miller and her husband John MacDonald and Jeanne Lawson all of Norwood.   He is survived by his sister, Mary Cushing of Rhode Island and is also survived by his grandchildren Wendy Risko and her husband Chris, Jessica Lawson, Elizabeth Wachter and her husband Matt and great grandchildren  Ezra, Brody, SailorMae and Atticus.  He was predeceased by his brothers Merrill, Lee and Warren Towne.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10 AM at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols St., Norwood.  Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.  Visiting hours are on Friday from 6-8PM.  In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Norwood Police Association, P.O. Box 802, Norwood, MA  02062.

Guestbook Entries

  1. March 1st, 2012 | 3:28 am

    What can we say, we will all miss “Uncle” Dick. He was a very special man, with so much love in his heart. He lived a beautiful long life, and I know he is with “Auntie” Dot, and his brothers, and hopefully my father. I know you girls will really miss him, but you have wonderful memories to hold on to. Mom and I will never forget him. He was a real gem. Our Deepest Sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

  2. March 4th, 2012 | 7:37 pm

    We love and miss you Dad. You’ll always be my hero.

  3. March 6th, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    the services were beautiful. thank you to everyone who came and paid their respects. love and miss you gamp. xoxo

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