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Brace, Richard G.

 Richard G. “Dick,” Brace, of Concord, formerly of Dover, MA died peacefully on March 29, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jane Gordon Brace, son, Richard Jr. “Rick” and wife Marlayne Corson Brace of Dover, daughter, Lindsey Brace Martinez and husband Peter of Dedham, MA, and four grandchildren: Katrina and Nathan Brace, McQuillen and Rhodes Martinez and a brother, Robert D. Brace of Westwood, MA. Dick is predeceased by his sister, Dr. Ann Brace Barnes, and his brother, Lloyd “Laddie” D Brace, Jr. Mr. Brace was born in 1932 in Boston, the son of Lloyd DeWitt Brace and Helen Rhodes. He attended Dover public schools, the Fessenden School, Phillips Academy Andover and Dartmouth College, Class of 1954. After graduation, Dick spent two years in the US Army Ordnance Corps, primarily in France, being honorably discharged as 1st Lieutenant. Dick attended Suffolk University Law School while working for New England Telephone, receiving his law degree in 1961. Dick joined Sherburne, Powers & Needham prior to practicing contract law with New England Mutual Life and later Sun Life Insurance companies. Dick was a man of strong ethics and lack of pretense who was loyal to friends and devoted to family. He enjoyed a wicked sense of humor. His religion was Nature…just enjoying the outdoors. Most of his summers were spent in Northport, Maine. He loved fly fishing on the Miramichi River in Canada, canoeing adventures with friends as far away as Iceland, hunting with special buddies in the Dartmouth Grant, and shooting waterfowl in New England marshes. He also loved to stack wood and putter around the yard. Services will be held at the Dover Church in Dover, MA at 1 pm, Saturday May 4th followed by a reception in Kraft Hall. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Dartmouth Outing Club via the following link:
with the notation: In Memory of Richard G Brace ‘54, or via mail at the following address:

Office of Gift Recording                                                                                  Dartmouth College                                                                                            6066 Development Office                                                                            Hanover, NH  03755-4400                                                                              Checks can be made out to: Friends of Dartmouth Outing Club Memo line: In memory of Richard G Brace ‘54


to The Miramichi Salmon Association at the following link , with a follow-up email addressed to: indicating the gift was given in remembrance of Richard G Brace.  To make a memorial gift to the MSA (via credit card), please call directly at (506) 622-4000; OR send your donation (check) via mail to:

The Miramichi Salmon Association                                                                    P.O. Box 646                                                                                                Houlton, ME 04730                                                                                   **please include a note indicating that the gift is in  memory of Richard G. Brace**

  Dick will be sorely missed by his friends and family. 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Peter M Martinez
    April 6th, 2019 | 4:17 pm

    We had a lot of fun and some good laughs over the years! Dick, I’ll really miss you and your wonderful chuckle. What a huge legacy you’ve left. Get some rest now…

  2. Jim Coady
    April 7th, 2019 | 11:29 am

    Dear Jane and family,
    My deepest condolences on the pass of Dick. May he rest in peace.

  3. Tom Brace &William Shaw
    April 9th, 2019 | 4:18 pm

    Our sympathy and condolences to the whole family. We will miss you uncle Dick.

  4. Cynthia Gordon
    April 15th, 2019 | 4:02 pm

    Dick , I miss you already . You were a wonderful brother in law . Your legacy will live on through your exceptional family .
    Rest In Peace good friend . XO

  5. Jim Martinez & Kathleen Gurren
    April 30th, 2019 | 11:55 am

    Dick, your company always brought us a smile, and we lived better for it. Rest in peace now. Jane and family, we are thinking of you during this sad time, with deepest sympathy and love,
    Jim and Kathleen

  6. Bill Gartner
    May 3rd, 2019 | 6:15 pm

    Jane and Rick-I’m so sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. It sounds like he was quite the person with quite the personality as well as being a giving, loving and accomplished man. I wish I had the opportunity of knowing him.
    My sympathy and prayers are with you and your entire family.
    Bill Gartner

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