Blake, Richard E. “Blakey” of Quincy, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 20, 2012.
Beloved husband of Beatrice T. (McKenna) Blake of Quincy. Loving father of Linda G. Fitzgerald and her husband Ted of Quincy, William R. Blake and his wife Gale of Cohasset, Robert A. Blake, DDS and his wife Alison of Beverly, and Kevin B. Blake and his wife Tracy of Hingham. Brother of the late Robert A. Blake. Cherished grandfather of Julie Farley, Jane Fitzgerald, Alanna Gauthier, and Jacqueline, Lindsay, Christian, Lilly, Caroline, Anthony and Gabriella Blake. Great grandfather of Ryan and Elizabeth Farley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Richard was a character and larger than life. His family meant the world to him and he was one never to miss a good time, whether invited or not. He was an active guy and enjoyed skiing, golfing, dancing, singing, boating, and scuba diving. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Airforce. An appliance repairman, he spent ten years with Westinghouse, prior to owning his own business, Blake Appliance Service. He was most proud of being able to help his two sons start Atlantic Appliance Parts in Quincy, a successful business to this day. A snowbird, Richard and his wife have enjoyed 30 winters in West Palm Beach, FL. His family remembers him as an excellent role model, one who instilled in them the importance of family and hard work.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10 AM.
Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
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