Yarmouth Port – Richard S. Steele 70 of Yarmouth Port, formerly of Medway and Southborough, passed away peacefully at the Brigham and Women's Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, from a traumatic brain injury. He was the husband of the late Patricia (Rocheford) Steele, who died of cancer in 2008.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late James McCall and Irene (Jacques) Steele. He was a graduate of North High School of Worcester and attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, in Boston.
Richard was a member of the Army National Guard in Worcester. He worked for Wellesley College and the Raytheon Company in building design and renovations. He spent the last three years of his life on Cape Cod.
Some of Richard's favorite things were sports and the outdoors, especially anything having to do with the water. He was happiest as Captain of his own boat as he was an avid boater. He was also a very competitive golfer and enjoyed beating family members at the game.
He leaves a daughter, Bonnie Gardner and her husband James of Uxbridge; two grandchildren, Ryan and Dylan; his siblings, Edward P. Steele and his wife Ellen of Bonita Springs, FL, James D. Steele of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jeanne Borggaard and her husband Howard of Shrewsbury, and Shirley Steele of Plymouth; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may pay their respects Thursday, Dec. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A Mass of resurrection will follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mathew's Church, Highland Street, Southborough. Burial will be at the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Richard's memory to Traumatic Brain Injury at Brigham and Women's Hospital, attn: Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 5th floor, Boston, MA 02116.
To leave words of condolence to the family, visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.