Richard A."Dick" Lydon (1941 - 2016)

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LYDON Richard A. “Dick”of Scituate, originally from Southie passed away peacefully at home on August 14, 2016 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of 49 years to Pat (Donovan) Lydon. Loving father of Mike Lydon and his wife Anna of Hopkinton, Jimmy Lydon of Marshfield, Patsy O’Brien and her husband Denis of Arlington, Erin Lydon of Quincy and Rich Lydon, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Quincy. He was the much adored "Papa" to Matty, Tessie, Allie, Toby and Molly. Brother of Edward Lydon and the late William “Sonny” Lydon and Patsy Lydon. Dick was born in 1941 in South Boston to Michael and Alice (Finley) Lydon. He was a journeyman electrician/cable splicer and a proud retired member of the IBEW Local #103. When asked where he was from he would answer “Scituate, but my heart will always be in Southie” and he was rarely seen without his scally cap with the Irish pin on it. The family would like to thank Dr. Rebecca Heist, Kelly Goodwin, N.P., Sara Stevens, N.P., and Meghan Davis. R.N. and their team at MGH as well as Old Colony Hospice and nurse Jan for their exceptional kindness and care. Funeral service on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate. Interment to follow at Trinity Park Cemetery, Scituate. Visiting hours Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. at the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, SCITUATE. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Donations in Dick’s memory may be made to Ring 4 - Veterans Boxers Association, C/O Mickey Finn, 5 Galty Ave, Dorchester MA 02124. Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home 781-545-0196

Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 16, 2016
Richard A. Lydon
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