Richard J. “Dick” Haverty

December 24, 2020

Richard J. “Dick” Haverty
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Korean War

Richard J. “Dick” Haverty- of Woburn, Thursday, December 24th. Beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (Loeffler) Haverty. Devoted father of Sharon Hehn and her husband Joseph of Chelmsford, Susan Grenier and her husband David of Oxford, and Stephen Haverty and his wife Marsha of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren. Dear brother of the late William, Thomas, Paul, Edmund, John, Francis and Helena Haverty. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Dick’s Funeral Mass, Wednesday, December 30th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. PRIVATE Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA 01801. A Celebration of his life will be held at another date. In lieu of flowers donations made be made in Dick’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Richard J. “Dick”Haverty, age 91 of Woburn, MA; passed away on December 24, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (Loeffler) Haverty. Born and raised in Woburn, Dick was the son of the late Mary and Patrick Haverty.

He was the youngest of 8 children; 7 boys and one girl,​ ​the late William, Thomas, Paul, Edmund, John, Francis and Helena Haverty​.​ He graduated from Saint Patrick’s High School in Malden and enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 years serving in the Korean War. A special memory during his service was having an Audience with the Pope Pius XII. On April 15, 1955 he married the love of his life Barbara and settled in Woburn all their lives. Together they raised 3 children, and later welcomed 8 grandchildren and most recently one great -grandson.

For many years ‘Dick” worked in his self employed wholesale and retail business “Haverty’s Fresh Eggs”. He became known for his quality of product and affable smile to all customers. Later in his career, he became the Deputy Tax Collector for the City of Woburn until his retirement.

Dick’s love in life was his family. He was the devoted father​ of Sharon Hehn and her husband Joseph of Chelmsford, Susan Grenier and her husband David of Oxford, and Stephen Haverty and his wife Marsha of Woburn and the cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren​ Erin, Lauren, Bryan, Sean, Cara ,Matthew, Kate, and Andrew. No matter how large or small the gathering or what the event was, he demonstrated that Family was the gift to be treasured above all else. He was loved by all who met him. His genuine warmth and welcome was infectious. He took pride in his extended Haverty family of nieces, nephews and their children. He relished the Annual Haverty Saint Patrick’s Day Gatherings and Fourth of July Haverty Celebrations at “Dick’s Pool”. Connecting with Family was his passion in life.

He enjoyed spending time in Bartlett NH with “Family Gatherings” and also at Long Beach in Rockport MA for summer vacations with his children and grandchildren. We all adored him.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Dick’s Funeral Mass, Wednesday, December 30th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. PRIVATE Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA 01801. A Celebration of his life will be held at another date. In lieu of flowers donations made be made in Dick’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Dick’s Funeral Mass, Wednesday, December 30th at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. PRIVATE Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA 01801. A Celebration of his life will be held at another date. In lieu of flowers donations made be made in Dick’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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  1. The Cassell’s

    Sue and family…we are saddened at the loss of your Dad, Father-in-law, Grandfather. He will forever be in your hearts and thoughts. He spent Christmas with his most loved one. We’re keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Marianne, Melissa & Maureen Ring

    Dick was one of our favorite people. A true role model for living life with perspective and positivity. One of our earliest memories of him was the silly quacking noise he would make to get us to laugh, a noise echoing in our minds since hearing the news. We spent so much time at the pool in summers growing up, it was where we learned to swim and to catch a tennis ball while jumping off the diving board. Staying in the pool till late at night with the bright light shining in the deep end, while the adults drank coffee and the bug light zapped. So worth waking up with blisters on our feet the next day.  Playing horseshoes in the yard and hanging around downstairs with the bumper pool table, we truly felt like family.  The Fourth of July party was legendary, where everyone brought good food and good spirits and good times were shared by all.  So blessed as adults to have been able to bring our own children there to enjoy the experience.  He would come up to York Beach every year, have a swim in the cold waves, and over games of Bid 45 on the porch, the laughter would often interfere with remembering what trump was. He and Barbara were the toast of the dance floor at Maureen’s wedding, and we know they are dancing together now. Dick was the host with the most, a man of charm and grace and immeasurable positive energy.  The world would be infinitely better if there were more men like him and we will be forever grateful to have known him. Love, Marianne, Melissa & Maureen

  3. Sue & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss hold onto all your wonderful memories to get you through this difficult time.

  4. Sharon, Susan, Steve and families,
    We are deeply saddened hearing of your father’s passing. He was a great man and neighbor always full of smiles. Our deepest condolences.
    Warren, Joan and family

  5. Sharon, Susan, Steve and family, we are deeply sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a great man and neighbor always full of smiles. Our deepest sympathies,
    Warren, Joan and family

  6. Lauren and family please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time..Love the Spink Family Foxborough, MA

  7. Darlene Valle de Jop

    Dearest Haverty family, take solace in the knowledge that your dad lived a life well lived. He brought joy to all who knew him. A wonderful family man, neighbor and husband who will most certainly be missed. He now rests along side with your mom. Our prayers are with you .

  8. Debbie Hendrickson

    So sorry for your loss. Dick always made you feel welcome and like he knew you for ever, a great guy and I know he left his family with many great memories ??????❤️
    Debbie & John Hendrickson

  9. To all the Haverty family, so sorry for your lose. Dick was a great guy and always a true gentleman. I met him in the early 70s when he was delivering eggs and his car broke down. And continued to fix it for many years later. Always smileing.

  10. Sue,
    So sorry for your loss… Your Dad was a wonderful man with twinkle in his eyewho made every one feel special..his love with be forever in your heart.

  11. Brenda Whelan Yei

    Uncle Dick, I am going to miss that wonderful genuine smile of yours that could light up a room and the warm hugs that you wrapped us all in. There are so many precious memories for me to even count. I will miss you, but I am ever grateful to have had you in my life for so long. Rest well.

  12. Barbara and Tim Glynn and Family

    Remembering the wonderful times we had together traveling and pool parties and great dinners on Friday nights at the 99 and other places, a lot of great memories, you always had a great smile. You are going to be missed. Rest in peace

  13. Sharon, Sue, Stephen and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was one of the dearest friends I had in my life and the friendship lasted for over 40 years. When we met at the Collector’s Office, we just clicked. It was amazing!! So many memories of such good times… the girls learning to swim at “Dick’s pool,” visits at our cottage in York Beach, our trips to Aruba together, all the Bid 45 card games. He was the best and now he is back together with Mom. Love you guys! Ruthie & Billy

  14. MARIE LOUISE Fritz Jim Haverty's daughter

    My God watch over u our family and you rest in his everlasting peace.

  15. Dear Sharon, Susan and Stephen, We are saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. He was such a positive and upbeat man and will be missed. Carol and Ron Downing

  16. Sharon, Susan, and Stephan, and all your families, Kathy and I and our family are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. bob

  17. Sharon&Joe, Susan&Dave, Stephen&Marsha, and all his grandchildren, I can never put into words the impact your father had on my life. I was blessed to have worked with him for 10 yrs. He truly was a class act. It’s ironic he passed on Christmas Eve. I remember his Christmas Eve open house every year for his huge family and close friends. I have a smile thinking about the year the game “Simon” came out. We all sat at his bar playing it for hours, I remember parties at “my pool beach”, His love for Barbara, and the impromptu barbecue at our pool in our timeshare in Aruba! I have so many memories and stories, I could write a book. I was blessed just being part of his life and will always think of him and smile. God bless you all. Your father is with the love of his life once again. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. As they say, a life well lived! Love Eileen and John

  18. A great man I will miss. The
    Last of the brothers and a sister. Veteran of two wars. A busy man who always made
    The
    Time
    For family. I will miss our
    Quick
    Visit at
    Thanksgiving and at the Haverty
    Bros. Music get
    Together. Bob Haverty.

  19. Doreen Burke & family

    Dear Sharon , Susan, Stephen and family, We are so sorry for your loss, Uncle Dick was a wonderful man. We will miss those arms wide open for a warm hug, and that loving welcoming smile he had . We will miss him very much. Are thought are with you all at this time.

  20. Dear Haverty family…I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I had wonderful times with him while working at City Hall, the bowling league with your Mom too.The last time I saw them both was at Maureen Ring’s wedding. They were very fun and kind people. They are “pool partying” together now.

  21. I will always remember the St Patrick gatherings and how welcome your mom and dad made me feel. I am so sorry for you loss but they are together, cherish all those special memories.

  22. Myron and Peggy Masotta

    Steve,
    Peg and I are very sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man and I will always remember his sense of humor when he came in the store. May he rest in peace. Myron and Peggy Masotta

  23. George Mclaughlin

    Steve, Sean, Andrew and Marsha sending my deepest condolences on the loss of Mr. Haverty. He will be missed by so many who knew him. If you need anything please let me know. I’m always here for you

  24. He was a good Uncle to all us. Many happy times spent at the pool with him and Aunt Barbara. Keeping you and the family in my prayers.

  25. Rest in Peace Dick. I remember what a nice man he always was. He was our egg man when I was a kid. He was always friendly when I would see him in later years.

    Jayne Lee

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