Richard L. Dorney Obituary, Richard L. Dorney, of Peabody has passed away
- by Alex Danvers
Richard L. Dorney Obituary, Death – Richard L. Dorney, formerly of Everett and Malden, passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, suddenly. He was surrounded by his devoted family at the time of his passing. Rita, Richard’s wife, is the only person he leaves behind. Dedicated parent who resides in Saugus with his daughter Kristen Nelson and her spouse Christopher. It is certain that Richard will always be remembered as the elated grandfather of Logan and Mia. They shone a bright light on his existence.
Richard spent his childhood in Malden, Massachusetts, among a close-knit family that included four brothers and two sisters, all of whom were born to the late Thomas and Bertha (Powers). He is survived by his five siblings, Tom, who lives in Sandwich with his wife Margrete, Patty, who lives in Peabody with her husband Joseph Gravini, Kevin, who lives in Norwell, Gary, who lives in Wakefield with his wife Denise, and Sheila, who lives in Newburyport with her husband Paul Scanlon. He also leaves behind a large number of nieces and nephews who brought joy into his life.
St. Joseph’s was Richard’s elementary school, and he went on to graduate from Malden Catholic High School. After graduating, he found employment with the New England Telephone Company. Richard had a lot of pride in his time spent serving in the Army in Korea. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, he went back to work at New England Telephone (now Verizon), where he made friendships that would last a lifetime. After 32 years of service, he reached the age of 50 and retired from Verizon.
Sharing his profound appreciation for music brought Richard a tremendous deal of joy. He was constantly recommending up-and-coming musical acts, going to live performances, and recommending the most recent film everyone should watch. In addition to that, he took great pleasure in cooking delicious meals for the people he cared about. Richard’s enthusiasm and propensity for having a good time were contagious, and he was always the first to encourage people around him to pursue their own interests.
Those who were closest to Richard will always mourn the loss of his love, kindness, and infectious enthusiasm for life… to know Richard was to love him.
Visitation will be held at the JF Ward Funeral Home, which is located at 772 Broadway, Everett, on Sunday, November 27th from 2-6 pm. The funeral will begin at the funeral home on Monday, November 28th at 9 am, and will be followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, which is located at 790 Salem Street, Malden, at 10 am. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation. Military honors will bring the memorial service to a close.
Richard L. Dorney Obituary, Death – Richard L. Dorney, formerly of Everett and Malden, passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, suddenly. He was surrounded by his devoted family at the time of his passing. Rita, Richard’s wife, is the only…