Passed away on June 12, 2019
Richard Joseph Girard, 77, of Port St. Lucie Florida died peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by the love of his wife and children.
He was the beloved husband of Sandra M. (Sorrentino) who he was married to for 50 years! He is survived by his devoted children, daughter Karen Rainey of Highlands Ranch, CO and her husband Tyler and his son Gregg Girard of Orlando, FL and his two granddaughters who adored him Keira and Sydney.
Born in Rumford, ME and he grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late Henry Girard and Amelia (Bernard) Girard. One of 11 children he is survived by his beloved siblings Pauline McGrath of Norwood, Beverly Moore of Dedham, Stephen Girard and his wife Janet of Mansfield and Barbara Civitarese and her husband Jospeh of Hudson, NH and the late Eugene Girard, Bernard Girard, Vincent Girard, Henry Girard, Lois Strand, and Russell Girard and also survived and loved by many nieces and nephews.
He served in the US Army National Guard. He worked at Gibson Engineering in Norwood and the Shipley Company in Marlboro and most recently completed a life long dream to work at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. He was a member of the Cascades Men's Golf League.
Richard loved to play golf, go fishing, play pool, dance with family and friends, and play a good game of cribbage. He was an avid Boston Sports Fan. His greatest joy was traveling with his family, most recently to London, France, China and the US National parks with wife and children and many memorable trips to Walt Disney World with his granddaughters.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte 1A), Norwood, followed by a memorial service at 3:30 p.m.
- Society of Vincent de Paul
Visitation in Gillooly Funeral Home
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home