Richard James Scullin, Jr.
1928-2014 WILLIAMSTOWN Richard James Scullin, Jr. of Williamstown died peacefully at home on March 15, 2014, at the age of 85. He was born October 5, 1928 in Boston, son of Richard J. Scullin and Mary Sampson Scullin. He grew up in Newton, Beverly, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., and was a graduate of Nichols Business College in Dudley, Mass. He served in the Army after World War II with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Richard moved to Williamstown in 1963. He was a business owner and inventor, operating Mohawk Stone Products, Tempwood Stoves, and Powdershield Technologies--all in Adams, Mass. He was a devoted husband, avid gardener, talented woodworker (marquetry and parquetry) and all-around cheerful, charming gentleman. Survived by his wife, Dorothy Dodworth Scullin, and sisters: Marijeanne Scullin Dengler of Weston, Mass.; Gretchen Scullin Simpson of Boxford, Mass.; Madeleine Scullin McLean of Manchester, Mass.; and, by brother-in-law: George Bernard of Chatham, Mass.; predeceased by sister Elizabeth Scullin Bernard (died 2013). Survived by his three children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Laura Scullin Tomlinson, of Johnson, Vt., and her five children: Sarah, James, Morgan, Inanna, and Aryk, and great-grandchildren Caleb and Asher; Charlotte Scullin Clark, of San Diego, Calif. area, her husband Geoff Clark, and three children: Alexander, Austin, and Aurora; Richard J. Scullin, III, of Williamstown, Mass. his wife Karin Stack, and daughter Hazel. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Richard J. Scullin, Jr. will be Saturday March 29, 2014 at 12 Noon at St. John's Episcopal Church in Williamstown. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA-Hospice of Northern Berkshire in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 19, 2014