Marlborough – Richard “Dick” E. Paré, 81, of Marlborough, passed peacefully Sunday, April 8, 2018 after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.
He was the loving family man to his wife, Joy A. (Hughes), for 59 years; his daughter, Jill Tracy and her husband Dick of Hudson; and his son, Rick Paré and his wife Tracey of Marlborough. He was the proud “Bumpy” to grandson Adam Tracy and his wife Sarah of Hudson, granddaughter Lauren Tracy and her partner Edwood Jean-Baptiste of Fitchburg, granddaughter Alexandria Paré, and grandson Cody Paré of Marlborough; and great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Logan Tracy of Hudson and Bradley Jean-Baptiste of Fitchburg. Besides his beloved wife and family, he leaves behind his sisters, Doris Paré of Hyannis and Janette Paré of Beverly Hills, Fla., and his brother, Roger Paré, also of Hyannis. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Paré and Kenneth Paré.
Dick was born in Southbridge and grew up in Cambridge with his parents, Rose and Harold Norton. He attended the Cambridge Schools, graduating as an accomplished cabinetmaker from Cambridge Rindge Tech. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he was educated in hydraulics working on the ship engines. Upon his honorable discharge, he married his childhood sweetheart Joy and began his life of family.
Dick was educated at Wentworth Institute in Boston, where he continued his education in hydraulics. He worked his entire life as an Industrial Sales Representative, utilizing his extensive knowledge in mechanical and hydraulic engineering for large water treatment and electrical plants throughout the Northeast.
During his leisure time, camping, catch and release fishing, and boating were his passions that he passed on to his son and grandsons. Upon retirement, Dick and Joy took their love of camping on the road with Dick’s beloved Allegro Motorhome, traveling to visit friends and family in Arizona, Texas, and Florida, and when not on the road they spent every summer in Weare, N.H. camping with lifelong friends and family.
Dick’s family meant the world to him and he cherished his friends. He had the gift of being able to talk to anyone about anything and made friends every place he went. Dick was the “go-to guy” for anything to be fixed, repaired or resurrected. He was the guy with all the tools, the latest gadgets and the knowledge that went along with them. His children and grandchildren inherited this trait along with the need to know how everything works.
In the span of 28 years, Dick adopted two of his best friends from Buddy Dog Humane Society, Sudbury.
To honor Dick’s love for dogs, in lieu of flowers, please visit www.buddydoghs.com/donate.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, April 17, from 4-7 p.m., at Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, April 18, at 10 a.m., at Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home.