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DR. RICHARD C. DRUYETIS


1951 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
DR.  RICHARD C. DRUYETIS Obituary
DRUYETIS, Dr. Richard C. Of Boston passed away March 21, 2014 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62 years old. Son of the late Edward C. and Mary L. (Bonanno) Druyetis, he was born December 6, 1951 in Boston and remained in Boston his entire life. He was the loving husband and partner of 34 years to Brian E. Campbell of Jamaica Plain. A 1969 graduate of Boston Latin High School, he went on to graduate from Boston University in 1978 and furthered his education by earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tufts University Medical School in 1982. He was an early advocate for HIV/AIDS care and a compassionate provider to all his patients. Richard had a long and vibrant career as a primary care physician and medical director, both at Urban Medical Group in Jamaica Plain and at Fenway Community Health Center. He cared for hundreds of people in the community over the years and helped Fenway Health transition through a period of tremendous change. Among his many notable achievements at Fenway Health was the creation of a hospitalist program for inpatient care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; the program, now in its 12th year continues to thrive today. He was extremely well liked and respected by many of his colleagues and will be missed by many patients who looked to him for their care. Dear brother of Robert Druyetis and his wife Beverly of Land OLakes, FL, Ronald Druyetis and his wife Cynthia of West Newton, and Diane Reynolds and her husband Barry of Raynham MA. He is survived by many cherished nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. . A brief visitation will begin at 3:30pm followed by a memorial service and reception, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 4PM at Carson Place, The Boston Teachers Union, 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester (directly behind the South Boston State Police building). To continue Dr. Druyetiss passion for assisting patients with their care, the family asks that donations in his memory be made to The Fenway Community Health Center, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215. Assisting the family was: Hamel Funeral Care & Cremation Service of Massachusetts www.csofma.com
Published in The Boston Globe on May 4, 2014
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