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Richard (Dick) Francis Horgan

Richard Francis Horgan
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  Of Everett.  A lifelong resident of Everett, passed away peacefully on October 13 at the age of 98 years. He was the youngest of three children of the late Dennis & Margaret Horgan. He was the brother of the late Shirley Clooney and Phyllis Smith. He was married to the late Virginia Rose (Sarafian) Horgan and has one son, Richard Dennis Horgan and his wife, Kathleen. Dick was the proud grandfather of five; Richelle Elizabeth (Horgan) Teller and her husband Mark, Amanda Rose (Horgan) Lally and her husband Lieutenant Colonel (United States Army) James, Katie Anne (Horgan) Walsh and her husband William, Richard Francis Horgan and his wife Heather Jean and Robert Dennis Horgan and his wife Chelsea. He was the dear friend of the late Florence DuLong of Malden.

   He was the loving Great Grandfather of 13: Chloe, Nicholas and Addison Teller; James and Theodore Lally; Olivia and Emerson Walsh; Avery, Scarlett, Juliet and Lincoln Horgan; Riley and Taylor Horgan. Dick was a student of the Everett Public School system and graduated from Everett High School in 1942. After graduation he worked for a short period of time with the U.S. Commerce, Coast & Geodetic Survey and in 1943 joined the United States Navy to serve his country in World War II. He was assigned to the S.S. Samuel Nelson Liberty, L.S.T 836 as a gunner. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1946, along with receiving a Battle Star and Ribbon for the occupation of Japan and a Battle Star for serving his country in Europe as well as Japan.

   Upon his Honorable Discharge, he went back to work with the U.S. Commerce, Coast & Geodetic Survey until 1947 at which time he began work with the City of Everett, Public Works Department until 1968. In 1968 he started work with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Everett Housing Authority for the next ten years. Due to an illness with his loving wife Virginia, he retired in 1978 to care for her.

   Throughout the years Dick was involved with many organizations. He was a past member of the Everett DAV and VFW. He also served as Past Commander and Treasurer for the DAV. In later years, he was an active member of the Saugus VFW.

Dick was a good friend to so many; he was either at Carol’s Café solving the many world problems with his coffee friends, honoring veterans at the Soldiers Home, volunteering at BINGO functions, visiting the sick and elderly or following his grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s various activities.

   Relatives and friends were invited to attend Dick’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett on Monday, Oct. 17.  His funeral was on Tuesday followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett.  Interment with U.S. Navy Military Honors will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in Richard Francis’ memory to the Susan G. Koman Foundation, 13770 Noel Rd., Ste. 801889, Dallas, TX, 75380 would be sincerely appreciated.

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