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Richard J. Caradonna, 73

North Sandwich, N.H. – Richard "Dick" "Grampy" J. Caradonna, 73, also of Dunedin, Fla., and formerly of Northborough, died Sunday Oct. 19, 2008, at Maine Medical Center in Portland following a short illness.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Pettigrew) Caradonna; his daughters, Diana Roman and Linda Megaro; his son, Richard Joseph Caradonna; his grandchildren, Christopher Dowdy, Michael Megaro, Jason Megaro and Heather Megaro; his great-granddaughter, Alanis Bush; his sisters, Mathilda Caradonna and Anne Caradonna; and many nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Framingham, the son of Vito and Mary (Rappazzo) Caradonna, he was a resident of Northborough for 37 years before moving to New Hampshire 11 years ago. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served aboard the USS Tarawa from 1955-1959.

Mr. Caradonna was the proprietor of Caradonna Tuxedo in Northborough and a meat cutter for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Saint Rose of Lima Church.

A funeral Mass was held Oct. 24 from Saint Rose of Lima Church, with burial at the Howard Street Cemetery. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

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