Southborough – Richard L. Fairfield, 77, of Southborough, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Wingate at Sudbury, after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was the devoted husband of Paula (Beck) Fairfield for the past 56 years.
Born in Canada, Richard was the son of the late James Henry and Edith Estelle (Stevenson) Fairfield. He was a graduate of Brighton High School and was co-owner and operator of J. G. Willis, Tent Co. of Newton and Tentworks of Southborough.
He had a passion for building and fixing things and enjoyed traveling. However, his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Richard L. Fairfield Jr., who was his partner in business, and his wife Terri of Southborough and Andrew and his wife Tracy of Franklin; a sister, Glenys Brewer of Lillington, N.C.; four grandchildren, Cory and Craig Farifield and Megan and Erin Fairfield; a cousin, Barbara Trafton of Needham; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of resurrection was held at St. Matthew Church in Southborough. The Morris Funeral Home of Southborough assisted with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Beacon Hospice, 160 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701; Save A Dog, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury, MA? 01776; or Buddy Dog, 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.