Mr. Richard L. Volpe Sr., 89, of Hopedale MA, died Tuesday (February 20, 2018) at Beaumont Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Northbridge MA, after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Mary J. (Tetlow) Volpe.
Mr. Volpe was born in Milford MA, the son of the late Louis and the late Mona (Rockwood) Volpe. He attended Milford public schools, as well as art & draftsman school. He was a W II veteran having served in the US Navy.
Mr. Volpe had been employed for over 28 years at the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale where he worked as a patent maker. He was an accomplished self taught artist. He was also an avid cook and was well known for his pizza, meatballs & porketta.
Mr. Volpe was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale and had served as a Eucharistic minister for many years.
The family extends its appreciation to the many agencies who have helped Mr. Volpe recover from many setbacks of the years; Bright Star, Tri-Valley, the VNA, and Beaumont Nursing Home.
Along with his beloved wife of over 60 years, he is survived by 2 Daughters: Mary Jo Volpe of Hopedale MA and Theresa Greene of Coventry RI; 1 Son: Ernest Volpe of Hopedale MA.
Mr. Volpe was the father of the late Richrd L. Volpe Jr., who died in 2003. He was also the brother of the late Louis Volpe, the late James Volpe and the late Anne Sturrick.
His funeral, with Military Honors, will be held Monday (February 26th) at 9am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA. Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday (February 25th) from 2pm to 5pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA 01747.