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Richard E. Hereau

  • "Dear Paula, Paul and I are so sorry to hear of Rich's..."
    - Karen Wheeler-Smith
  • "mss paula, my sincere sympathy to you. he was very gentle..."
  • "Miss Paula, words cannot express my sorrow for your..."
  • "Paula, My loving and gracious friend my heart aches for..."
    - Geri & John Goffe
  • "Dear Paula, So sorry for your great loss. You are in our..."

Richard E. Hereau, 75, a resident of Stoughton, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Sunday, July 13, 2014, after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Paula M. (Medeiros) Hereau. Born in Iron Mountain, Mich., he was raised in Pennsylvania and graduated from Pennsbury High School, Class of 1957, in Fairless Hills, Pa. Mr. Hereau lived in Stoughton for 10 years after living in Brockton for 18 years. He earned both his bachelors degree and masters degree in Exercise Science from Bridgewater State University. Mr. Hereau was a chemist, a photographer for International Paper, a computer programmer for the Boston Public Schools and a fitness trainer. He was a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He was a cycling enthusiast and also enjoyed walking, strength training, photography and raising Cairn Terriers. Mr. Hereau was the brother of the late Thomas Hereau. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Janis Hereau; as well as his nieces, Aimee and Monet; his nephew, Andre and his wife Sara; and his great-nephew, Nicholas. Funeral service was held from Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Visiting hours were prior from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations in Richards memory may be made to Colonel Potter Cairn Rescue Network, c/o Danielle Rackstraw, P.O. Box 1354, Menifee, CA 92585. Directions and obituary at Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676

Published in The Canton Journal from July 15 to July 22, 2014