OBITUARY

Richard L. DeMoranville, Jr.

April 6, 1977August 29, 2018
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Richard “Richie” Lionel DeMoranville, Jr., 41, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Richard DeMoranville, Sr. and his wife Lisa of Fairhaven and Devonne Quintin and her husband Norman of New Bedford.

Richie was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School where he studied welding. He was employed by F & B Rubber in New Bedford before starting a career as a dispatcher at RLD Transportation, Inc., where he has worked for many years.

He took great pride in his sons and enjoyed playing basketball with them in his spare time. He was an avid skateboarder, and an exceptional baseball player in his youth, playing in the New Bedford and Fairhaven Little Leagues and the DYA in Dartmouth. Richie was kind, loyal and funny. He believed in family. Many of his cousins consider him more of a brother with stories of adventure and coming of age and laughter. He loved scratch tickets, Memmere’s cream cheese cherry pie, and watching sports. He always supported the underdog, and was loved by so, so many. He had an amazingly big heart and was filled with so much love.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two sons, Tyler DeMoranville of Fairhaven and his mother, Stacey LaChappelle; and Jorden DeMoranville of New Bedford and his mother, Ruthie Serpa; one sister, Hope DeMoranville of New Bedford; two brothers; Jeremy and Adam DeMoranville, both of Fairhaven, two step sisters, Christina Sandor Peratos of Ocala, FL and Kimberly Dixon of Las Vegas, NV; a niece, Hailey Arruda of New Bedford; and one grandson, Colton Robert DeMoranville of Dartmouth; his grandmothers, Claire Tetreault of Fairhaven and the late Theodore T. Tetreault. Rachel Luiz Joaquim of New Bedford; his grandfather, Wilfred DeMoranville and his wife Carol of Foster, Rhode Island; his beloved aunt, Debra McMullen of Fairhaven and many more aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the stepson of the late Clair “Bunnie” DeMoranville.

His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Temple Place, Fairhaven followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00PM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Build the Banner of Love www.buildthebanner.org. To leave a tribute or note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, September 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Richard L. DeMoranville, Jr.

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Christina Peratos

September 4, 2018

You came into my life many years ago when you were just two years old. You instantly became my brother and I have and always will love you. I am so sorry I couldn’t get back home to see you and I will forever regret that. Love always, your sister

Christina

Gerry O'neil

September 4, 2018

Richie, you and I came from different places. We were polar opposites but somehow we forged a great friendship that consisted of trust, love and of course many laughs. You accepted me for who I am without question and helped me to break through some of my fears. Our friendship was not long due to your unexpected passing, but I knew that I had found a friend in you that would last for a lifetime. I just thought that the lifetime would be much longer. A part of me feels robbed of what would have been, but a larger part is I'm so grateful that our paths crossed and we had the time we did. You made an imprint on my life and helped me to grow into the person I am today. I truly valued our friendship. Your passing has really hit me hard and tears are streaming as I write this. My only wish was I wished you had given yourself the permission to have had the fantastic life you deserved. A life that you helped me to find for myself, something I will be eternally grateful to you for. I didn't get the chance to tell you I love you one last time, but you know I do.
Your pride and joy where your two sons, Jorden and Tyler. A day didn't go by when you'd mentioned them your face would light up. You were so proud of them and young men they had become. When you would talk about your Dad, you held him in high regard. You looked up to him for being self made and had great respect for his accomplishments. You were proud to be a DeMoranville. I took pride in calling you my friend. Now I must unselfishly accept that you are now free from the burdens you encountered here on earth and that your spirit now can soar. You will always be apart of me. You are now with others I have lost and with them I ask that you all guide me through my days. Help me to remember that I am here to be of service to God and my fellows. R.I.P. Richie, I miss you, but know you will always be here with me.

Ashlye Vaz

September 3, 2018

Little Richie you’re greatly missed!
Mornings at work are not the same. I am not a morning person (you knew this) but you always greated me with a, “Good morning Ash!” Accompanied with with your smiling face and it would make the start of each work day all the more bearable. The office won’t be as enjoyable without my desk neighbor “DJ”, you would always ask me if I had any song requests on the YouTube music channel you listened to and I would normally have the most ridiculous song requests and you would chuckle and still play them anyways. I will terribly miss your silliness and the few heartfelt conversations we had. You’re a truly kind soul that cared deeply for your family. May you Rest In Peace Richie. You’re so very loved by this family, please watch over all of them.

Jennifer Ramos

September 1, 2018

I will miss you so much Richie
My thoughts and prayers goes out to your sons and family i am so sorry for your loss he was a awesome solid guy that would take his shirt off his back for anyone in need until we meet again rest easy ❤

Wayne Callahan

September 1, 2018

Rich and Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss.. Little Richie was a great father and man he will be truly missed by the Callahan family

Sheri (JOAQUIM) DENNIS

September 1, 2018

To Devonne, Hope, Troy and all of the Joaquim and Demoranville family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is sad and heavy, thinking about all the pain you are going through right now. I am praying for peace and comfort for all during this difficult time.

Daniel Medeiros

August 31, 2018

I love you brother im sad ur gone but i am grateful i got to have our last conversation Monday and tell you i loved you brother fly high n free rip

Chris Tetreault

August 31, 2018

You always had the sweetest smile. May you now be with the angels and rest in peace.
Love,
Chris

Lisa Wilkinson

August 31, 2018

So sad to see you gone but will always remember growing up with you and all the laughs. Didn't matter if it was a chance meeting or family get together you never had anything but love for me. I will always remember you fly high with the angels cuz. Love you

Lori Pare

August 31, 2018

Thinking about all of you at this difficult time ... LOVE AND HUGS TO ALL...💖 RIP RICHIE...
Lori & Bill Pare

Biography

Richard “Richie” Lionel DeMoranville, Jr., 41, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Richard DeMoranville, Sr. and his wife Lisa of Fairhaven and Devonne Quintin and her husband Norman of New Bedford.

Richie was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School where he studied welding. He was employed by F & B Rubber in New Bedford before starting a career as a dispatcher at RLD Transportation, Inc., where he has worked for many years.

He took great pride in his sons and enjoyed playing basketball with them in his spare time. He was an avid skateboarder, and an exceptional baseball player in his youth, playing in the New Bedford and Fairhaven Little Leagues and the DYA in Dartmouth. Richie was kind, loyal and funny. He believed in family. Many of his cousins consider him more of a brother with stories of adventure and coming of age and laughter. He loved scratch tickets, Memmere’s cream cheese cherry pie, and watching sports. He always supported the underdog, and was loved by so, so many. He had an amazingly big heart and was filled with so much love.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two sons, Tyler DeMoranville of Fairhaven and his mother, Stacey LaChappelle; and Jorden DeMoranville of New Bedford and his mother, Ruthie Serpa; one sister, Hope DeMoranville of New Bedford; two brothers; Jeremy and Adam DeMoranville, both of Fairhaven, two step sisters, Christina Sandor Peratos of Ocala, FL and Kimberly Dixon of Las Vegas, NV; a niece, Hailey Arruda of New Bedford; and one grandson, Colton Robert DeMoranville of Dartmouth; his grandmothers, Claire Tetreault of Fairhaven and the late Theodore T. Tetreault. Rachel Luiz Joaquim of New Bedford; his grandfather, Wilfred DeMoranville and his wife Carol of Foster, Rhode Island; his beloved aunt, Debra McMullen of Fairhaven and many more aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the stepson of the late Clair “Bunnie” DeMoranville.

His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Temple Place, Fairhaven followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00PM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Build the Banner of Love www.buildthebanner.org. To leave a tribute or note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com