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Richard P. Gay

October 27, 1924 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 97)

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Richard “Dick” Gay, beloved husband of the late Marion Gay, passed away peacefully at home 12/16/21 with family at bedside.  Dick was a lifelong resident of Brockton.  He loved the city and the neighborhood where he spent over 90 years and where he built most of the homes on his street.  Dick was a commercial and residential builder.   He had a natural talent and skills that were self-taught.  He could build and fix just about anything and was always willing to share his skills with others.  Dick and Marion also spent time in Naples Florida.  They loved the sunshine and the close friendships they developed there.  Naples was their second home.   There were also many summers spent in Wareham where they entertained friends and family with parties, boating, skiing and lively card games.  Dick was a member of the Masons, Elks and V.F.W.  He was a proud World War II Army Veteran who saw combat overseas and at the Battle of the Bulge.  He truly loved his Country and those who serve it.  He will be deeply missed by his loving children Kathleen MacDonald and her husband Leo, David Gay, Donna Vachon and his niece Barbara Adamo and her husband Bill, his grandchildren Craig and his wife Crystal, Michelle and her husband Ross, Guy and his wife Devin, Stephanie and her husband Greg, Alyssa and her husband Brian, Sheena, and his great grandchildren William, Emily, Cullen, Caroline, Gregory, Aviana, Wyatt and baby Mac.  He was Papa to Ann Marie, her husband David and children Katie and Tori and to Bill J. and Becky and a dear friend to Angie Masaitis.

To Community Nurse Hospice and especially Sandy, Donna, Julie, Kris, Jim, John, Rose, Alexis, Sara, Sue, Kelly And to Dr. Retter, Allison, Lori and his V.A. Team.  Please know that you made a difference in his life, and we are forever grateful.  

A private viewing was held by family.

A military service and a celebration of his life will be held when the warm weather returns.  Arrangements will be by Waitt Funeral Home in Brockton, and we will welcome the many friends he had throughout his life at that time.

When you think of him, remember that what mattered most to him was time spent with family and friends. So, to all of you that sat, visited and shared stories throughout the years. Thank you.

Cheers Dad

Love you

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