STOKES, Richard E. "Richie" Of Melrose, Feb. 14, 2013. 77 yrs old. Devoted husband of Joanne C. (Lane) Stokes. Loving father of Joanne Driver & her husband Kenneth, Dianne Brown & her husband Alan, all of Melrose, Gail Novak & her husband John of TX, Linda Perullo & her husband Charles of Melrose, Colleen Ragusa & her husband Corey of Lynnfield & Richard Stokes, Jr. of Malden. Cherished "Pa" of Kenny & Stephanie Driver, Joshua & Jessica Brown, AJ & Joseph Novak & Corey & Michael Ragusa. Caring brother-in-law of Rita Walsh of Malden. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., MELROSE on Wed. Feb. 20th at 8AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church Herbert St. Melrose at 9AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Tues. 4-8PM. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148. For directions, obituary or to sign guest book, Gately Funeral Home (781) 665-1949

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Gately Funeral Home
79 West Foster Street Melrose, MA 02176
Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 17, 2013