Richard Alan Weadick
February 5, 2015

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  Richard Alan Weadick, Sr. a resident of Burlington for 55 years passed away suddenly on Thursday afternoon, February 5, 2015. He was 94 years old.

Richard was the devoted husband to his wife, Margaret, for 63 years. Richard was born in Boston, one of five sons born to the late James and Elvira Weadick. He grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After the United States was forced into World War II, Richard enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He was a member of the 386th Service Squadron and 58th Service Group and worked as an airplane and engine mechanic. He served for most of World War II and saw extensive action in New Guinea and Luzon. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, and Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star. He was discharged several months after the end of WWII in 1945.

He returned home and met his future wife Margaret, and they were married in 1951. They started their family in North Reading and then purchased their current home in Burlington in 1960. He worked for over 20 years at RCA in Burlington as a Electronics Technician. After his retirement, he worked as a real estate agent in Burlington. Richard loved being active and on the go. He loved the outdoors whether it was fishing or simply working around his yard. He was in a bowling and a horseshoe league. He was a bit competitive and was Club Champion in Groton. His greatest achievement was his family. He had 4 sons and 2 daughter who in return blessed him with 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was a hardworking man, who loved his country and family and will be always remembered by those he touched in his 94 years.

Richard was the beloved husband of 63 years of Margaret T.(Bacon) Loving father of Richard A., Jr. & his wife Karen of Tyngsboro, Gary & his wife Paula of Wilmington, Paul & his wife Patswee of Burlington, Debra Rollins & her husband David of Ponce Inlet, FL, Donna Weadick & her husband Jeff Caira of Methuen, and his son the late Bruce. Brother of the late James, Edward, John and George. Proud grandfather of Richard Weadick, III, Erika Duarte, Kristle & Ashley Weadick, Erynn Holmes, Ryan Weadick, Jennifer & Kayla Rollins and Thanya Weadick. Great grandfather of Emma, Andrew & Isabella Duarte, Ava & Keenan Weadick and Caleb Holmes.

Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128/95, Woburn side) on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday from 3-6 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard’s name may be made to People Helping People, P.O. Box 343, Burlington, MA 01803
 
       
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