A longtime resident of Andover, Richard was born in Lynn, Mass., and was predeceased by his parents Henry Dube and Jean (Gardner) Dube. Richard served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1971-1973 and was a graduate of Merrimack College in North Andover.
Richard enjoyed sailing, gardening, carpentry, home improvement projects and Sunday dinners with the family. He volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Program at the Andover Senior Center and was a guest greeter at Cor Unum Meals Center in Lawrence. An avid reader, he visited the Memorial Hall Library every day. Richard loved to walk and his favorite, oft repeated route was Andover’s Main Street. Richard lived with Alzheimer’s for more than 12 years. His ever-present optimism, quiet strength and sense of humor kept the disease at bay for many years and was a tribute to his determination to live life to the fullest despite its challenges.
In addition to his wife Nancy, Richard is survived by his siblings, John Dube and partner Patricia Roche of North Andover, Joanne Pendergast and spouse William Pendergast of Methuen and Jeanne Lombardo and spouse David Lombardo of North Andover; as well as his sister-in-law, Christine Rock and spouse Christopher Rock of North Andover. Richard was the beloved uncle to eight nieces and nephews; and several grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral services at Conte Funeral Home in North Andover will be private. Contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
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