Rev. Richard Stoughton Jr.
The Rev. Richard Stoughton Jr., formerly of Brockton, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Sawyer) Stoughton of Wellfleet and Jaffrey, N.H. He served as pastor at East Congregational Church in East Jaffrey, N.H., from 1945-1957. He pastored Porter Congregational Church in Brockton from 1957-1980 and later served Christ Congregational Church from 1980-1986. After retiring to Wellfleet, he became the summer pastor of the Truro Congregational Parish in Truro, from 1987-2010. Rev. Stoughton was predeceased by his first wife of 51 years, Charlotte (Hawkes) Stoughton. He is survived by his daughters, Martha McNeil and her husband Christopher of Brockton and Nanci Blakeslee and her fiance Austin Duvernoy of Ithaca, N.Y.; and son, Thomas Stoughton of Raynham, husband of the late Ruth Stoughton; brother of Virginia Stoughton of Turners Falls, Francis Stoughton and his wife Linda of Norton, Ohio. Rev. Stoughton was the proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren, Joanne, Daniel, and Linda McNeil, Adam, Benjamin, Samantha Blakeslee, and Meredith (Stoughton) Bohannon, Michael Stoughton, and Andrea (Stoughton) Sawyer. Also survived by 7 great-grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, on Main Street, in Wellfleet. For more information or to write an online condolence, visit

Published by The Enterprise from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2015.
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My sincere sympathy to the Stoughton family. Have many wonderful memories of Porter Church and Rev. Stoughton. He was a kind man with a wonderful smile and always made everyone feel welcome. He took over when Rev. Myers retired and became one of the Porter Church family very quickly. May he rest in peace.
Melodie (Arrighi) Stanton
January 20, 2015
Dear Nancy,Tommy and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your beloved father.He was such a caring and kind man.I always remember the fond times at Porter Congo. Fondly, Debby Neild
January 20, 2015
So sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have very fond memories of your family and of the Porter Church family and friends.With our deepest sympathies and prayers.

Donna (Soule) Jones and Michael
January 20, 2015
So sorry to read of Rev Stoughton's passing. Have fond memories of church and youth group.
Jane (Shaw) and Gary Bryant
January 18, 2015
I was sad to read that Rev. Stoughton has passed away, I grew up in Brockton and went to the Porter Church, in fact Rev. Stoughton was my minster when I got married. He was alway such a kind sole, my deepest sympathy to your family.
Elizabeth Hatch-Matheson
January 17, 2015
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