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Richard R. “Dick” Dewling

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Age 87, died on March 12 at his home in Saugus.  He was the husband of Mary Ann (Cunha) Dewling with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Born March 11, 1935 in New London, Connecticut he was the son of the late Mark and Concetta (Montemarino) Dewling.  He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan as a paratrooper and the Middle East as a member of the boxing team.  Mr. Dewling attended Butera School of Art and specialized in painting and sculpture.  He worked for many years as a General Contractor.  He enjoyed panning for gold, was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved his sled dog team, seaplane and his dogs.  Mr. Dewling enjoyed his life to the fullest.

Besides his wife he is survived by his children; Richard Dewling and his wife Mary Ellen, Jennifer Greene and her husband John and Adam Dewling, grandchildren; Carl Ryan Sanders, John Greene, Steven Sanders, Jessica Greene Preston, Richard Dewling, Adam Dewling, Jacob Dewling and 12 great grandchildren.  Mr. Dewling is also survived by his son-in-law Carl Sanders, 2 sisters; Joan Bonia & Charlotte Dellelo, 1 brother; John Dewling and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his daughter Debra Sanders and 1 brother.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Fisher House of Boston at fisherhouseboston.org.

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