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Richard L. Belanger

December 16, 1930 September 15, 2018
Richard L. Belanger
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Obituary for Richard L. Belanger

Richard L. Belanger, 87, of Haverhill and formerly of Boxford, died Saturday, September 15 at Hannah Duston Healthcare, Haverhill.

He was born in Rumford, ME, December 16, 1930, son of the late Edward and Susan (Thayer) Belanger.

Richard went to high school in Lewiston ME. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The College of the Holy Cross.

After college, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Upon his honorable discharge from the armed services, he married the love of his life Marilyn Chouinard and lived in Marblehead before moving to Boxford where they raised their three children.

While working as an engineer for Sylvania Electric, Richard attended night school and became a Certified Financial Planner and Licensed Insurance Agent.

Richard then went on to work for Mass Mutual for fifteen plus years prior to opening his own financial planning and insurance agency, Belanger and Morse with his business partner and dear friend Bob Morse.

An avid golfer, Mr. Belanger also enjoyed performing with the Village Players, singing in the choir at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford and was a member of the Lions Club. He was a Boston sports fan and especially liked the Celtics. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Marilyn and his children and grandchildren. He loved spending time with his whole family. He always had a joke, a smile and a kind word for everyone.

Richard is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn A. (Chouinard) Belanger of Haverhill, two sons, Greg Belanger of Amesbury, Todd Belanger and his wife Lili of Wells, ME, a daughter, Michele Bove and her husband Jon of Haverhill, a brother, Edward Belanger and his wife Mary Catherine of MD, seven grandchildren, Ashley, Cassidy, Kylie and Jordan Belanger, Jack and Andrew Bove and Molly Burling, two great grandchildren, Greta and Colby Burling as well as several nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Dina Belanger who lovingly and unconditionally took care of Richard.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Friday, Sept. 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St. (Rte. 125) Bradford, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00 in Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave. Waltham, MA 02451.

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9:30 AM 9/21/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 9/21/2018 11:30:00 AM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home

210 South Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home
210 South Main Street Bradford 01835 MA
United States





12:00 PM 9/21/2018 12:00:00 PM
Sacred Hearts Church

165 South Main St.
Bradford, MA 01835

Sacred Hearts Church
165 South Main St. Bradford 01835 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Ave. Waltham, MA 02451


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