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“I have known Richard since 1986 when working with him for Purity Supreme. He was a great friend and I will miss him greatly! See you on the other...Read More »
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“May fond memories of your dad bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and...Read More »
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“Jane, sending my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories of him help to console you during this difficult...Read More »
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“Dickey was a neighbor and a friend and will be truly missed. My condolence to The family/ ”
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Richard M. Ventola, age 81, of Tewksbury died Wednesday, February 13 at his residence.

Born in Boston on October 23, 1937 he was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Salerno) Ventola.

Richard was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1955. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid New England Patriots fan. He also enjoyed his time spent delivering food for Meals on Wheels. Richard will be remembered as a good friend and a man who cherished his family, most especially his grandchildren.

He was the father of Jane E. Shattuck of Wakefield, Andrew G. Shattuck and his wife Lisa of Portland, CT, Valerie Magazzu of Palm Harbor, FL, and Andrea Creelman and her husband Joshua of West Boylston. He was the brother of Anne Ventola of Wakefield and Frank Ventola and his wife Barbara of Dover. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Jessica Connaire, Philip, Charles, and Kevin Shattuck, and Laina, James, and Juliet Creelman.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday from 4-6:30pm with a Funeral Service beginning at 6:30pm.