Richard Stephen Douglas

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Richard Stephen Douglas 8-5-1925 - 7-20-2013 Richard S. Douglas 87, of Vero Beach, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Vero Beach, Florida. He was born to the late David and Margaret Douglas, August, 5, 1925 in Newport, RI. Richard graduated from De La Salle High School in 1941 and received a BS from Providence College in 1950. He served in the Pacific theatre in World War II as a Navy corpsman attached to the U.S Marine Corps. He married the late Anne Patricia Callahan Douglas in 1948, and they lived together in Rhode Island, before relocating to Vero Beach and Blowing Rock, N.C. in 1968. Richard was a successful automobile dealer, managing and owning the Criss Cadillac Co. in Providence,RI until he retired in 1986 and was active in the GM Dealers Association. Richard was passionate about the game of golf, starting as a caddy at the Newport Country Club with active memberships at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI, Bent Pine Country Club in Vero Beach, and Hound Ears Country Club in Blowing Rock, NC. Richard is father to seven children: Terence Douglas, Ankara, Turkey; Mary Kathleen Collins, Vero Beach, FL; Richard Douglas Jr., Seekonk, MA; Anne Douglas, Vero Beach, FL; Judith Douglas Johnson, deceased; Kevin Douglas, Bonne, France; and Jae Douglas, Corbett, OR. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to The Little Sisters of the Poor; Jeanne Jugan Residence; 964 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860-4842; http://www.littlesister tions or Treasure Coast Food Bank; 3051 Industrial 25th Street; Fort Pierce, FL 34946; A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 26, at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, located at 26th St. and 74th Ave. in Vero Beach. Paid Obituary

Published in the TC Palm on July 24, 2013
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