Richard ‘Dickie’ Drea

December 27, 2017

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.

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  1. Betty Glazebrook

    Dickie and I worked together at Green Cab for 18 years, becoming good friends over those years. Him and Noreen came to many cookouts where we had lots of fun and laughs. He will always be in my heart leaving lots of laughs behind, one of my fondest memories of Dickie, or “Trickie Dick” as we used to call him was when he would try to get in our cabs on the cab stand and we would lock him out and he would stand there banging on the cab window singing: “Let me in, I thought you were my friend”. Dickie was always good for a laugh. He will be missed so much. Love and prayers to your entire family, my heart is very heavy. Stay Strong!

  2. Don Schultz, sorry to hear of Dickie passing we went way back to the late 60’s. Prayers to dickie’s family may he rest in peace.

  3. My condolences to the family. So sorry to hear of Dickie’s passing. We grew up in the same house on Woodstock Street. We were close friends and had a lot of fun as young boys. My prayers are with you at this time. Jimmy Burgess Boxboro,Mass.

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