Of Revere. Passed away on Thursday, December 22nd following a brief illness. He was 88 years old.
Born in Braintree, then raised and educated in Revere, Dick was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1952. On November 11, 1956, he married his wife, Dorothy “Dot” (Sordillo). He enlisted in the United States Navy, faithfully and proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict from 1957 until 1960. Dick and his wife raised their three children in Revere. He was a lineman and working foreman for Mass Electric, which later became National Grid, and retired after 44 years of service. He also worked at the Wonderland Dog Track in the photo finish sector of the racetrack. Dick was a member of the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171 and the Revere Knights of Columbus Council #179. More than anything, he cherished spending time with his family.
He is the beloved husband of 66 years to Dorothy M. (Sordillo) Hayes, and the loving father of Karen English and her husband Billy, Roberta McTague and her husband John, and Rick Hayes and his wife Donna. He is the cherished Papa of Meaghan English and her husband Michael Redbord, Amanda McTague, Ryan English, USN Ensign Courtney McTague and her husband Tab Volpe, Jonathan McTague, and Michael Hayes. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends were invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, December 26th at Vazza’s Beechwood Funeral Home, Revere. A funeral was held on Tuesday, December 27th at the funeral home followed by a mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Interment immediately followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.