Richard Palmer Read, Sr., 78 of Route 12-A in Plainfield, NH, died Saturday (April 8, 2017) at his home following a sudden illness.
He was born in Hanover, NH, on November 16, 1938, the son of Palmer C., Jr. and Lucille B. (Plamondon) Read and had been a lifetime area resident. He attended Plainfield Elementary School and graduated from Windsor High School, Class of 1956. Richard was a veteran of the US Navy from 1956 – 1959. On May 31, 1958 he married the former Janet M. Dawson in Lebanon, NH. Richard had been employed by Dartmouth College Facilities and Operations Department for 20 years, retiring in 2001. Previously he was a self employed farmer and also logged and sold firewood. He enjoyed hunting and was a very loving father, grandfather and compassionate caregiver to his wife.
Members of his family include his wife of 58 years, Janet M. Read, Plainfield, NH; a son, Richard P. Read, Jr., Plainfield, NH; a daughter, Terrie M. Clukey and her husband, Brian, Plainfield, NH; four grandchildren, Brian Clukey, Shelbie Clukey, Zackary Read, Kieren Read and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Janet A. Nugent.
In keeping with Richard’s wishes, there will be no visiting hours or services at this time.
You are invited to share a memory of Richard with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH.
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