Bennett Funeral Home

209 North Main Street, Concord, NH


Richard John Tanguay

May 29, 1946September 27, 2019

Richard John Tanguay, 73, of Bow, NH passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Concord Hospital after a year and a half battle with brain cancer. Richard was born in Pawtucket, RI on May 29, 1946, the son of Roland and Viola Tanguay. Richard was a family man and would do anything for the ones he loved. He never hesitated to drive hours in a day to spend time with family, whether it be his grandchildren, daughters, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles or his many nieces and nephews. He not only loved talking to and teasing his family, but his love of people made him an excellent salesman for many years. When his daughters were young, Richard was a member of the Bow Athletic Club where he volunteered his time coaching soccer, softball, and basketball. After his coaching days, you could see him on the sideline of many field hockey games cheering on his daughters, granddaughter and their teammates, always proceeding to share his expertise on the game with coaches and parents. He was an active and dedicated member of Christ the King Parish and served as an usher, often with his grandkids in tow after their Saturday night sleepovers. In recent years he was an active member on the planning board for the safety complex in Bow. From beginning to end, Richard approached life with the most positive attitude that no one could dampen. If he could pass just one thing on to all that knew him it would be his PMA (Positive Mental Attitude). Members of his family include his wife of 52 years, Paulette (Landry) Tanguay; daughters, Kristin Harmon of Manasquan, NJ, Aimee and husband Dean Monterio of Pembroke, NH, Julie and husband Craig Boucher of Concord, NH. Grandchildren Taylor, DJ, Jack, Mason, Nolan and Nora. His siblings include Norman & Fran Tanguay, Paul Tanguay, Bill Tanguay, Terri Malo, Danny & Kathy Tanguay, Eileen and Al Lemoi, Janet and Jeff White, Joanne and George Varjabedian; Ed and Cathy Landry., and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Roland and Viola Tanguay of Pawtucket, RI. Richard attended the University of Rhode Island where he studied engineering and competed on the wrestling team. He married Paulette (Landry) in 1967 and joined the Army Reserves in 1968 as a Medic. They moved to Bow, NH in 1978 where they lived happily ever after. Visiting hours will be held at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street, Concord, NH Thursday, October 3rd from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, October 4th at 10AM at Christ the King Parish, 72 S. Main Street, Concord, NH. A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 5th at Evan’s Cemetery Bow, NH. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Richard’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Richard’s name to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brain Cancer Research, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 or Concord Hospital Trust, Payson Center, 250 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301.


  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute Att: Brian Cancer Research
  • Concord Hospital Trust, Att: Payson Center


  • Calling Hours Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 5, 2019


Richard John Tanguay

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Jennifer Nickel

October 2, 2019

Richard will always be remembered by me as Mr T.,, my coach on A & G Electric. He coached , cheered and praised the girls. With his daughter Kristen catching and me on the mound, A & G Electric was pretty tough to beat. But he was always positive and wouldnt allow any negative or unsportsmanlike like attitudes from us girls. Work as a team , be kind, and have FUN. That was Mr T.
From the Nickel family in Ohio we are praying and thinking of the Ts in New Hampshire.

Dan Tanguay

October 2, 2019

I remember when I was 11 years old I asked my mother for a bicycle for Christmas. I had been sick, and a bicycle was not in the budget, and being sick they felt I could not ride a bike. So I got a baseball glove for Christmas.
That spring, Richard put together a Frankenstein bicycle from assorted parts from other bikes. I will never forget that Richard cared enough to do this. Brotherly love is a beautiful thing.
Never Forget,

Rebecca Forand

October 2, 2019

I wanted to send you my heartfelt condolences. I have very fond memories of Richard (Mr. Tanguay) coaching softball with my dad for years. He was a very special, dear friend to my father. They were a wonderful team and worked to instill PMA (positive mental attitude) within all of us. He always, always had a smile and a little joke to tell to keep things light.

He definitely enjoyed teasing us whenever I would have a sleepover with Aimee as a kid. I still get scared and feel a little adrenaline rush when I think about the time he snuck up behind me, screamed like a big bear and hugged me. The hug probably kept me from passing out. (while Aimee and Kristin laughed) . What a beautiful family he raised....When I think of your household and visiting there as a child the one word that comes to mind is kindness.

I love you all and you are all in my thoughts today. Love Becky

Paul Tanguay II

September 30, 2019

To a wonderful Uncle and God Father you will be missed. It was a great pleasure to have been a part of your life. Always enjoyed spending time with you.

Joy Anderson

September 29, 2019

Love and prayers to my Tante Paulette, cousins Kristin, Aimee, and Julie. Uncle Richard made sure he knew how his family was doing and was always there for an ear to listen. We share so many family memories together that is stronger than most... love to all... he will be greatly missed! Hugs and Kisses... ❤️

Joanne & George Varjabedian

September 29, 2019

To a great brother who we were fortunate enough to spend many wonderful times together!
We will miss you lots!
Love, George and Joanne

Irene Vacher

September 29, 2019

Richard will forever live on in our most cherished memories! We have been blessed to have shared so much in our lifetimes. He touched us with his faith and his love of family and friends. He will be forever missed and will be forever in our hearts. May God's love bring comfort to each of you and fill your hearts with peace. With our sincerest & most heartfelt sympathies to each of you from our hearts with much love! Ray & Irene

Bruce & Sue Crosby

September 29, 2019

Our hearts are broken as we bid farewell to our dear & cherished friend. The friendship we have all shared over a lifetime will be remembered fondly. Rest in peace - we love you.