OBITUARY

Richard P. Greenwood

April 30, 1939March 5, 2010

Richard P. Greenwood, 70, of Raleigh, formerly of Haverhill, MA, died Friday, March 5, 2010 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Richard was born April 30, 1939 in Bradford, MA to George W. and Lorraine Villers Greenwood. He was a HVAC Technician for many years in the Massachusetts area before retiring to Raleigh, NC. Richard was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bradford, MA. Richard, more commonly known as Greeni by his many friends and family, will be sadly missed. His humor, generosity, compassion and zest for life brought joy and happiness to those who knew him. His love of camping was second only to his love for his grandchildren. Grampa was always good for a hug, a laugh, a walk, or a huge bonfire. He was a hands-on grandfather, and was adored by each and every one of his grandchildren. Richard is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol A. Greenwood; son, Richard G. Greenwood of Farmington, NH and his fiance, Tracy Paquette; daughters, Cassandra A. Hogan and her husband, Sean of Salisbury, MA; Danyelle M. Rousseau and her husband, Daniel of Apex, NC; and Kerri L. Greenwood of Dracut, MA and her fiance, Timothy Jusczak; Richard is survived by 11 grandchildren: Tyler and Derek Beauregard, Jordan Greenwood, Parker Rousseau, Ian and Micaela Hogan, Rick, Aiesha and Ryan Greenwood, Jack O'Shea and Colten Jusczak, and 3 great grandchildren: Alanna and Shelby Beauregard, and Jayden Beauregard. Richard also leaves behind 2 brothers and 5 sisters, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Massachusetts. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be sent the family at www.BrownWynneEastMillbrook.com

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Dan Rousseau

January 30, 2011

We find ourselves wondering .....
Did we remember to thank you enough
For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us .....
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgement,
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles and times we shared?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We're thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.
Rest in peace....You are missed.

November 9, 2010

Well, it's been 8 months since you left us, abruptly, with no chance to get used to the idea of you not being around. It's been hard at times, but to be honest, there have been some truly wonderful times since you've left us. Of course, those times were spent thinking of you, reminiscing of you, having your memorial, going through pictures...I'll never forget sitting at the table in NC at the beach house we rented, going through all the pictures and realizing...oh, Dad! What a life you had! When you are growing up you don't realize that your parents had a life of their own, just as we kids did, and to look back at those pictures and see just how much you enjoyed life, well I can't tell you how happy that made me feel. I was happy knowing you didn't live your life waiting until everyone was grown and on with their own lives before enjoying yours. I saw a side of you that I hadn't had the pleasure of seeing when I was 12, or 20, because life was all about me then! But those pictures showed us the man you were to so many people, not just our family, and in that, your legacy lives on. So many people have something you left them with, because you were never someone to not leave an impression! You left me with some things too, Dad...your wagon wheel lights that hang outside by the pool yard, the Christmas ornaments you made (even the black Santa!!) your stuffing recipe (Sean's family will be forever grateful they can put the Pepperidge Farm Stuffing away)and so MANY memories! Camping, vacations, snowmobiling, bonfires, Nottingham, the snow cone machine and Essex Aggie! Dancing our father/daughter dance at St. Joseph's to the Rolling Stones, and best of all, the picture of the two of us in the Rolls Royce on my wedding day. Just want you to know that I love you Dad, and miss you every day. I know you are not far from me when I see a ladybug or a penny on the ground, or hear a song that reminds me of you, or better yet, a hear a joke I KNOW you would have loved to tell! Thank you for being there, then and now. Thank you for teaching us that family is everything, and in leaving us you brought us all closer. Love always, Candi

November 6, 2010

hey Dad,
i had a long drawn out summary of my memories of & with you.....but heck WE both know them, i'll (try ) to keep your unique humor moving forward...the lessons learned are not forgotten, laughter the best medicine. your loving & thankful son.....

Aiesha Greenwood

November 4, 2010

Gramps,
I never understood the meaning of time until I realized that I would never get another minute with you. I miss you more than words can describe and will always cherish the memories I have with you. The little things that I almost forgot about seem like so much more now. The time that you taught me to ride my bike... right into the pond at 3 ponds... (yeah thanks for that :D) has brought a smile to my face over and over again. You never failed to brighten the mood of anyone you came across. Laughter and happiness seemed to follow you everywhere you went. Even now, when the family gets together, someone always says something about you that makes us laugh. I hope you know how much I love you and I only wish Ava could have met you. She would have loved you as much as we all do.
missing you each and every day.

parker rousseau

November 4, 2010

miss you gramps had lots fun and memorable times when you were around! miss you lots xoxoxox love parker

November 4, 2010

derek beauregard

November 3, 2010

I miss you gramps. I think i remind myself of you enough that at least once a day i do or say something that reminds me of you. It really kills me thatmy little guy isnt gonna be able to grow up around you and get millions of laughs and smiles from you like i did. Id give anything to rub that shiny head one more time. Good times gramps. I love you and miss you.

Danyelle Rousseau

November 3, 2010

I don't remember you having to put me to bed as a toddler (after Mom had tried several times) but I do remember you teaching me to ride a bike, letting me steer on the old fashioned cars at every amusement park we visited, scaring me every chance you got with spiders, lobsters, sticks, and whatever else you could use to make me jump out of my skin! I remember riding up the staging on the side of the house to "help" you shingle, working on the second floor and falling through the ceiling to the first floor...oops, sorry about that one! Homemade go-karts, trips to Colbrook, NH in your River Valley truck, camping, the cookouts on Broadway, my Ford Granada, our walk down the 110 foot isle at St Joseph's Church (I'm not shaking, you must be shaking. I think we were both shaking, Dad!), your first grandchild, the Breakfast Club, remodeling the first floor for Tracy to move in, trips to Florida, cleaning out the basement...oh that one we'll never forget! Your food trailer at the festivals, your walks with the boys in their battery powered trucks, teaching me how to pack a moving van...that ended up coming in handy several times. Surviving my second round of marriage...but I think you loved this one! Your first great-grandchild, moving you and Mom to NC, all the great friends you left behind and all the new ones you gained along the way. Playing 45's, Watching the British channel "keeping up appearances" and "are you being served"...how you laughed through the whole show. The time I cut down the trees and shrubs off the hill in the backyard..you tried to so hard to help but I spent more time trying to keep you from sliding down the hill in the pine straw. Your endless jokes and contagious laughter, my 40th and unfortunately last birthday that you would be here to entertain the party, the memories go on and on, Dad. I'm so thankful I have them as it helps get through this rough time of you being gone...you were the greatest Father & Friend. Thank you for everything. I love you, rest in peace. Butterfly kisses, Danyelle

The Hogan's

April 6, 2010

We will never forget the night Ian was born...John sleeping in a chair, Carol walking the floor and Greenie and I watching TV. He already had two Grands, so this was old-hat to him. I was just numb with wishing Candi would hurry. He was so laid back and funny..we will miss him...Rest in peace Greenie. Love, John and MaryAnn

Donna Wormald

April 1, 2010

To the Greenwood Family,
Parties at Candi's will definitely not be the same without your Dad. He was a great person, I am so sorry for your loss. Carol hang tough, he is watching you.
Love Donna