Richard Hackett Sr.

Richard Hackett Sr.

DOVER - Richard (Dick) Clayton Hackett Sr., 84, of 108 6th Street Dover, died at his home on Wednesday February 6, 2013.

Born May 29, 1928, in Farmington, the son of William and Sadie Hackett.

Richard is predeceased by his late wife, Roberta Jean Hackett whom he was married to for 65 years.

Dick is survived by his Children and their spouses, Richard Hackett Jr. and his wife Carol of Somersworth, Sandra Nuckolls and her husband Douglas of Lancaster, Calif., and Betty (Beth) Creighton and her husband Randy of Rochester; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Dick loved life and he always had a smile on his face. He loved to joke with his family and friends. He was a dedicated caretaker of his late wife, Roberta.

Everyone who met him enjoyed knowing him. Dick always made you feel special. He was a man of a caring nature for all.

He worked for the B&M railroad from age 15 to 67. When Dick went to enlist for the military they refused him because they told him he was more needed at the Railroad to help transport equipment and soldiers. He was proud to do just that.

One time when he and Pete Valos (fellow railroad friend) were walking along the rails in front of a pile of logs braced up to use for rail ties-the brace let go on one side. Pete was in front of Dad. Dad held the brace to let Pete get out of the way (Pete would have been crushed). Dad woke up in Mass. General Hospital with a broken back. He was there over a year and he was told he would never walk again. Dad said watch me, and he did. So he mended and came home.

Dad always loved his fishing! He would take all 3 kids down to the Durham Bridge and Dover Point to try our luck. Sometimes good-sometimes not so good, but it was always an adventure. He always loved to paint the inside of the houses we lived in. He was a landlord's dream and they appreciated him. Then dad and mom bought their own home to raise their 3 children.

There are no services at this time but will be a service this summer.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Richard (Dick) & Roberta Jean Hackett can be mailed to the Hyder Family Hospice House 285 County Farm Road Dover, N.H. 03820

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Funeral Home

Tasker Funeral Home - Dover
621 Central Ave  Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-4961

Published in Fosters from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2013