RIDGEWOOD - Richard A. Allaire, 77, formerly of North Providence, R.I., died on June 18.
He was born in Woonsocket, R.I. in 1937. He attended Providence College before transferring to Our Lady of Providence Seminary. Upon graduation, he completed studies in theology at the University of Louvain, Belgium and received a master's degree in education from Rhode Island College. In 1961, he began his career in education as a math teacher, and in 1967 he was appointed to supervisor of Compensatory Education with the state of Rhode Island. After 33 years with Johnston Public Schools, he retired in 1996, after serving as principal of the Sarah Dyer Barnes School for 27 years. He was an avid reader of current world and national events and enjoyed social media connecting with friends and family.
He is survived by his daughters: Diane and her husband Robert Amorese of Park Ridge; Christine and her husband Dr. Dante Implicito of Franklin Lakes; Suzy Allaire and Steven Namm of Venice Beach, Calif.; his sisters: Jane (Allaire) Royer of North Attleboro, Mass.; Judith (Allaire) Wilson of Blythewood, S.C.; and Ann Allaire of East Columbia, S.C.; his grandchildren: Catherine, Lily, Anthony, Ryan and Lauren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine (Wheeler) Allaire; his brother, Reverend Robert Allaire; and his parents, Theresa (Marcoux) Allaire and Frederick A. Allaire.
A Funeral Mass was held on June 27 at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Franklin Lakes.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Rhode Island.
Funeral arrangements were provided by C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home in Ridgewood.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, 360 Essex St Suite 301, Hackensack, NJ 07601 or online at Hackensackumcfoundation.org.
Published in The Ridgewood News on June 23, 2014