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Dana Herbert Ritchie

June 28, 1945July 13, 2020

Ritchie, Dana Herbert, 75, of Gray Gables (Bourne), MA passed away unexpectedly at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was born on June 28, 1945 to the late James and Elaine Ritchie (Montana) in Waltham, MA.

Dana grew up in many places but East Bridgewater was his home. He loved the patriots and red sox. He enjoyed being part of the Wankinquah Gun Club for the last 20 years. He was retired from St. Johnsbury Trucking Company in 1988 he was still a proud local 25 teamsters member. He loved going to his house in West Baldwin, Maine for the Fryeburg Faire. He married Mary Ritchie (Feirick) in 1963 and lived in Norfolk, Ma where he raised his children. He then moved to Bourne where he met the late Elizabeth Paquette and they shared 33 years together. He was a proud Abba to his 6 Grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter Michelle Linn of Whitman, MA, son Scott Ritchie of Whitman, MA, a daughter Rebecca Ritchie, of North Carolina and 6 Grandchildren; Matthew, Jacob, and Autumn Grace Linn, and Brielle, Arianna, and Remington Ritchie. He is survived by his brothers; Donald Ritchie of Yarmouth, MA, Robert Ritchie of Wareham, MA. And the late James T.T Ritchie of Washington.

A graveside service will be at Pocasset Cemetery in Bourne (Pocasset), MA on Saturday July 25, 10:30AM. All are invited.

In Lieu flowers please donate to: The American Heart Aoc. https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=donatenow

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Michele and Miles Fletcher

July 26, 2020

Dana became fast friends with my parents Frank and Paule Wilson when he started mowing their lawn, then took on the many fix-it, take-care-of-it, create-it tasks required to maintain their Mashnee cottage, becoming a mainstay to them as they aged. Funny, forthright and upbeat, he brought a positive and sensitive attitude to their lives whenever he dropped by. We inherited the friendship and support and so appreciated all he did for us. When we saw his truck pull up we knew we’d laugh, cheer on or commiserate over the Sox and the Patriots, solve the political woes of the nation and enjoy a beer or two. Whenever I re-wire a lamp, refinish a piece of furniture or use a rag instead of a paper towel, I make a nod to some of the many skills and values he shared with me. We are so sorry for his loss and so grateful for his life and friendship to all the Wilsons and Fletchers.

Rebecca Ritchie

July 23, 2020

Bob Ritchie

July 22, 2020

It has been a difficult season for the Ritchie family, first with the loss of Mary and now Dana. We cannot imagine how difficult the last year has been for Scott, Rebecca, Michelle and the extended Ritchie Family. Although we know there are no words that will ease the loss you feel, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

We could always count on Dana to lighten the mood with a good joke. There will never be another man quite like him and his memory will live on. I still remember the touch football games on Monarch Road when we were kids.

Mary's kindness was contagious and she always had a smile for everyone in the room. Her memory too, lives on.

Our family wishes you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Bob and Lora Ritchie

joan bland tucci

July 21, 2020

So sorry to read of Dana's passing,I was the boys baby sitter in Weymouth,ma. I always keep in touch with their mom up until she passed also.

Please accept our deepest sympathy, Joan & Donald Tucci

Bethanne Pinto

July 20, 2020

Only met u a few times but u seemed like a great guy.. your children and grandchildren always spoke highly of you .. RIP ♡♡♡
To his family you're in my thoughts

Meghan Miller

July 20, 2020

Uncle Dana,
I remember my grandpa & I taking the train from Seattle to Maine to visit you, Aunt Betty & Scott in 2003. We had so much fun at the Fryeburg Fair, and I still remember your laugh.

Sending lots of love to Michelle, Rebecca, Scott and their families.

Your Daughter Michelle and your grandchildren Matthew, Jacob and Autumn Grace Linn

July 20, 2020

You will be forever missed and forever loved Dad / Abba.


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