Richard A. Eramo

Passed 07/29/2022


Obituary For Richard A. Eramo

Mr. Richard Arnold Eramo, 87, of Abington, Ma, peacefully passed away on Friday July 29th at his home. Richard was born in Haverhill, Ma on December 20th 1934 to Marion and Orazio Eramo. Richard graduated from Haverhill High School/Trade School in 1953.Richard was a true patriot and loved his country, upon graduation of high school he entered into the United States Army Reserves serving with distinction for over 41 years, retiring at the rank of Major. Richard worked for 29 years as a supervisor at a local printing company and member of the Boston Typographical Union no.13. Richard later went on to be educator of Graphic Arts at Don Bosco Technical High School in Boston, MA as well as The Learning Prep School in Newton where he loved teaching graphic arts to language and learning-disabled students. Richard relocated his family to the town of Rockland in 1971 and was actively involved in the community. Richard was an active member to multiple civic organizations in the area. Beginning in 1975 Richard was a founding member of the Italian American Civic Association known as Rockland Sons of Italy, serving as the first clerk of the official records. He would later serve as president from 1988 –1990 and remained as the Orator for both the Rockland and the Quincy chapters of the Sons of Italy Lodge. Richard also belonged to many other civic and social organizations within the community to include Weymouth Elks, The Knights of Columbus, and the Forty-Niner’s club of Bridgewater. In continuation of volunteerism and dedication to community, Richard joined the Rockland Auxiliary Police Force in 1988. Richard would volunteer in that capacity for twelve years and was elated and honored to have had that opportunity. While not volunteering or participating in his organizations, Richard enjoyed competition Bocce with friends and the multiple teams he belonged to. Richard’s passion for the game of Bocce led to the construction of full size court in his back yard. There he would spend free time honing his skills and enjoying the company of family and friends. Richard regularly traveled the northeast region with his wife Jacqueline whom enjoyed the area Casinos. Most of all Richard enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. With his wife Jacqueline by his side, Richard was always excited to celebrate family achievements and events. For Richard, whom was the very embodiment of a loyal husband and loving father, there was nothing more precious than family.Richard was a devoted husband for over 65 years and is survived by his wife Jacqueline Eramo and their children, Richard A Eramo Jr., Deborah Erwin, Gerard Eramo, and Michelle Alongi. Richard was the proud grandfather to four grandchildren as well as the great grandfather to three. The Eramo family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Richard’s life on Friday August 5, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church in Hanover on Saturday August 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM.

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  • 08/30/2022

    Dear Jackie and family: Please accept my belated condolences to all of you on Cousin Dicky's passing. Take solace in all the wonderful memories that you have of him over the years, and may God's love help to provide you comfort during this difficult time.

  • 08/29/2022

    Dear Jackie and family, 'Just recently learned of cousin Dick's passing. My thoughts and my prayers are with all of you. My brother, Robert, who grew up closer in age to Dick, passed away nine months ago. He often spoke highly of his years growing up with Dick.

  • 08/05/2022

    So sorry for the loss of Dick Eramo. He was a great family man. He will be missed but remember he is your guardian angel watching over his wonderful family. May you fly high with the angels. Patty and Hugh Donnelly p.s.I cannot attend the services or mass.

  • 08/01/2022

    One quiet day, the angels came And took grandpa far away But in the stillness of the night I could almost hear him say Dear grandchild I will miss you You mean so much to me But jesus called me to his side I'm heaven I will be A place of gods great beauty No tears or earthly cares Only peace and joy forever And love beyond compare So remember all the good times Don't think about the sad Treasure all the special moments Through the years we've had And if you trust in Jesus I can promise this and more You will get a hug from grandpa Someday on heavens golden shore We love and miss you Pa

  • 08/01/2022

    Jackie and Family : Dick was such a great guy. He even took time to teach me to play Bocce I'll miss my favorite Brother in law . He's now resting in God arms .Rest in love and peace Richard Love Bonie Lajoie

  • 08/01/2022

    Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy? A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much. Good friends, good times, alloyed Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me God wanted me now, He set me free. ❤️Michelle

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