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Richard A. Noseworthy

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Age 81, of Newburyport, former longtime Amesbury resident, passed peacefully at his home, Friday afternoon, January 14, 2022, in the loving presence of his family.

Born in Everett, February 8, 1940, he was one of two sons of the late James and Emily M. (Brown) Noseworthy and was a graduate of Malden High School. Richard was a proud veteran, having served with the United States Air Force from November 4, 1958 until his honorable discharge on October 39, 1962 with the rank of A1C.

Richard was a lifelong member of Local Union 4, Elevator Construction & Mechanic.

Richard was an avid collector of diecast military models and a history buff. Richard never met an animal he didn’t love…including any bug in the house that he would make sure made it outdoors to survive. He was a born entertainer who always made everyone laugh and smile. His dancing skills even earned him a trophy at a father-daughter dance with his daughter Sue. His work ethic was nothing short of extraordinary, and he was able to pass that on to his son Rich as they worked side by side at Schindler Elevator when Rich was first starting out in the business. If you ever visited the Noseworthy home, you would be greeted by a variety of music styles. From the 50’s to hip hop, Dick would be dancing in the kitchen showing everyone his dance moves.

When it came to family, there was nothing more important. Dick and Nancy met when they were 12 & 15 years old, and have been inseparable ever since. Together they created many special memories with their three children. They traveled to many places, but they have special memories of their trip to the Kancamagus. As time went on, Dick and Nancy traveled abroad and saw many countries around the world. One memorable trip was when they went to Scotland to see where Dick was stationed in the Air Force.

His three grandchildren were the light of his life. As a young girl, Vanessa coined his new favorite title of “Bubba”. Jasmine and Kalan were born later and his new favorite hobby became spending time with them.

He and Vanessa shared a love for collecting different toys, history and the decades. He spent many of their visits talking about World War II. For Jasmine, it was Bubba’s voice that made her feel so happy and safe. He enjoyed traveling to see her compete in her cross country meets in New York and Jasmine would say that he was one of the smartest people she has ever known. Kalan will remember how comforted he was by the smell of Bubba’s cologne, his knowledge of history and especially proud to compete in his sporting events when Bubba was in the stands.

He leaves behind a lifetime of wonderful memories to his wife of 57 years, Nancy J. (Williams) Noseworthy of Newburyport; his son, Richard A. Noseworthy and wife Bethany of Salisbury; his daughter, Susan Noseworthy Roberts of Schenectady, NY; his beloved grandchildren, Vanessa R. Roberts, Jasmine O. Roberts and Kalan R. Noseworthy; his brother, John Noseworthy of Bedford, NH; along with extended family and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Donna J. Noseworthy Arthur, who passed on December 29, 2015.

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