Obituary of Richard J. 'Dick' Queen, Sr.

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RICHARD J. "DICK" QUEEN, SR. - of Woburn, Tuesday, October 3rd at seventy-five years of age. Beloved husband of Lois J. (Fiore) Queen. Cherished father of Richard J. Queen, Jr., his wife Jodi of Woburn, and Cynthia Beatrice, her husband Carl, Sr. of Wilmington. Dear brother of George Queen, Sr., his wife Anne of Burlington, William Queen, his wife Patricia, the late Joseph Queen, his wife Frances, Donna Queen, all of Woburn, and the late Joyce Queen, Dorothy LaTulippe, Mary Essigmann and Ann Patterson. Very special "Papa Dickie" to Carl Beatrice, Jr., Keeli Queen, Alyssa Queen and Savannah Beatrice. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Wednesday, October 11th at 9 a.m, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home Tuesday, October 10th from 4-8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Donations may be made in Dick's honor to the Woburn Little League, P.O Box 140, Woburn, MA 01801.

Obituary

Richard J. “Dick” Queen, Sr. of Woburn passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, October 3rd. The loving husband of Lois J. (Fiore) Queen, he was seventy-five years of age.

Born in Lowell and raised in Burlington with an education at Keith Academy, Dick was one of nine children born of the late William, Sr. and Josephine (Joyce) Queen.

In 1965, Dick enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country proudly during the Vietnam War until 1967. During his enlistment, Dick was a part of the recovery team of the first Apollo unmanned space mission.

After returning home from overseas, Dick reunited with the love of his life Lois whom he was engaged to before his enlistment. Dick married Lois when he returned home and have been together for fifty wonderful years. Raising their family proudly, Dick and Lois settled in Woburn where they have remained ever since.

Dick was involved with numerous sports including candlepin bowling where he competed in several different leagues. But there was nothing Dick was more passionate about than the game of golf. Being the avid golfer that he was, Dick would like to spend his free time playing as much as he could. Over the years, he was in many golf leagues and tournaments with plenty of championships. However, his most prized accomplishments on the green included when he scored three holes in one and “shot his age” shooting a 67 when he was 69 at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading. In addition he was a member of the United States Golf Association.

Dick enjoyed spending time with his family who he loved dearly. A proud grandfather, “Papa Dickie” always enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s numerous sporting events.

A jack of all trades, Dick was a handyman and a mechanic. He could fix, build and repair pretty much anything. Being the hard worker that Dick was, he held many positions over the years including his work with Itek, Mech-El Industries, R & R Construction and most recently a part-time position as an assistant maintenance supervisor at Residence at Pearl Street.

A simple family man, Dick enjoyed life to the fullest and will be deeply missed by his family and his friends.

Sadly, in addition to his parents William and Josephine, Dick was predeceased by his brother Joseph Queen and his sisters Joyce Queen, Dorothy LaTulippe, Mary Essigmann and Ann Patterson.

Dick is lovingly survived by his wife Lois J. (Fiore) Queen. Cherished father of Richard J. Queen, Jr., his wife Jodi of Woburn, and Cynthia Beatrice, her husband Carl, Sr. of Wilmington. Dear brother of George Queen, Sr., his wife Anne of Burlington, William Queen, his wife Patricia, Donna Queen all of Woburn. Very special "Papa Dickie" to Carl Beatrice, Jr., Keeli Queen, Alyssa Queen and Savannah Beatrice. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Wednesday, October 11th at 9 a.m, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home Tuesday, October 10th from 4-8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Donations may be made in Dick's honor to the Woburn Little League, P.O Box 140, Woburn, MA 01801.