Obituary of Richard 'Dickie' Drea

RICHARD "DICKIE" DREA - of Stoneham, Dec.,27th, 2017, at 66 years of age. Beloved son of Geraldine (Melanson) Curran of Woburn and the late Richard Drea. Loving partner of the late Noreen Porter. Dear father of Carrie - Ann T. Carter, her husband Stephen of Malden and June T. Doherty, her husband Matthew of Burlington, Dennis Porter, his wife Keri of FL and Michael Porter of Reading. Dear brother of Diane Woods of Winthrop, Donna Drea of Peabody, Pam Smith, her husband Daren of NH and Myles Curran, his wife Jean of Woburn. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on January 3rd at Noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home from 8:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment is private. Remembrances may be made in Dickie's honor to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network®, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY

Richard "Dickie" Drea, died, Wednesday, December 27th at his home. He was the loving partner of the late Noreen Porter who died on December 23rd, 2017.

Born in Cambridge, Dickie was a son of the Geraldine (Melanson) Curran and the late Richard Drea. He was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School.

Since 1979, Dickie drove a Cab in his home town of Somerville. He was a mans man, who loved sports and supporting his New England teams, especially the Bruins and Patriots. He was a quiet man who kept to himself. He loved and adored his mother, and every day, around 11 a.m., would go and enjoy a cup of coffee and visit with her. If anyone was ever in need of a favor, Dickie was the guy to ask. He would go out of his way to help his siblings and would do anything for the ones he loved.

Along with his mother Geraldine, Dickie is survived by his children, Carrie - Ann T. Carter, her husband Stephen of Malden and June T. Doherty, her husband Matthew of Burlington, Dennis Porter, his wife Keri of FL and Michael Porter of Reading; his siblings, Diane Woods of Winthrop, Donna Drea of Peabody, Pam Smith, her husband Daren of NH and Myles Curran, his wife Jean of Woburn, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on January 3rd at Noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home from 8:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment is private. Remembrances may be made in Dickie's honor to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network®, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home.