Richard P. Rieger, 61, formerly of Walpole and Bellingham, died May 11 in the Golden Living Center in Attleboro, following a long illness. Born in Boston, Nov. 15, 1952, the son of the late Otto J. and Winifred (DeCost) Rieger, Mr. Rieger was raised and had lived in Walpole for many years before moving to Bellingham. Mr. Rieger had been a corrections officer at M.C. I. Norfolk and had worked for Coyles Auctioneers. Richard enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, water skiing and antique collecting. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War era. He is survived by his children, Kim Salamone of Attleboro, Janae Rieger of Blackstone and Craig Rieger of Ayer. He is also survived by his siblings, Otto Butch Rieger of Framingham, Winifred Cookie Moore of North Attleboro, and Renette Rieger of Walpole. He was the brother of the late Norma Rieger, Rosemary MacDonald and Leah Levasseur. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 17, in Blessed Sacrament Church at 10. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the
, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements are under the care of the Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main Street, Walpole. www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on May 14, 2014