Richard D. Deschenes, 90, of North Attleboro, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the home he built 64 years ago. He was the husband of the late Therese (Courtemanche) Deschenes to whom he was married for 64 years until her passing in 1999.
Born in North Attleboro, MA on July 21, 1930, he was a son of the late Rudolph Deschenes and the late Olive (Laramie) Deschenes. He was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro and was a 1948 graduate of North Attleboro High School.
Richard worked for Deschenes Brothers as a builder with his brother Normand for many years before his retirement. He was a volunteer fireman with the Town of North Attleboro. He served as a member of the building committee for the construction of the North Attleboro Town Hall.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, was an advisor to the Catholic Youth Organization and served as a baseball coach for the Little North Attleboro League.
Richard loved watching the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, playing card games, and going on his trips to Cape Cod and to North Carolina.
He leaves his sons: Richard R. Deschenes and his wife, Linda Deschenes, of Cumberland, RI; David Deschenes and his wife, Leslie Deschenes, of North Attleboro; Ronald Deschenes and his wife, Ann Deschenes, of East Providence, Rhode Island; his daughters: Suzanne Deschenes of North Attleboro and Diane Blitchington and her husband, Robert Blitchington, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
He was the grandfather of Katie, Kelly, Christopher, Craig, Kensey, Joshua, Luke, Kasey and was predeceased by Michael.
Richard also leaves 11 great grandchildren; his sister-in-law and good friend: Lucille Vose of Attleboro; his sister: Jean Rioux and her husband, Paul Rioux, in Indiana. He was predeceased by his siblings: Eileen, Claire, Simone, Robert and Normand. He was the uncle of several nieces and nephews.
With strict adherence to applicable Covid-19 health precautions, including social distancing and the mandatory use of facemasks, the family will have a PRIVATE Visitation in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
A PRIVATE Funeral Service will also be held in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
PRIVATE burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Attleboro.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to the Community VNA – Home Health Care, to benefit the hospice program, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200