Richard Paul Coleman, 88, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village in Peabody on January 24th.
Dick is survived by his wife, Constance Lee McGrane Coleman of Marblehead; daughter, Lindsay Beth Coleman O’Connell and her husband Denis and his beloved grandson Nathaniel Rupert of Marblehead; his sister Judith Ann Herderhurst and her husband Philip of Arlington; brother Robert Francis Coleman and his wife Barbara of Danvers; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother John, and sisters Ruth, Virginia, and Helen.
Dick was born on October 30th, 1929 in Boston, MA to Dorothy Bieler and Cornelius Coleman. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1947 and UMass Amherst in 1958 with a BBA. After serving in the Korean War he was honorably discharged from the US Air Force as a Staff Sargent in 1954. He married Connie on Cape Cod in 1973 and the couple lived in Marblehead, MA for over 40 years. Dick worked in sales for many years, retiring from Fujitsu America in 1995. They spent their retirement winters in Naples, Florida and moved to Brooksby Village in 2015.
Dick was happiest spending time with his family, playing golf, and rooting for the UMass Minutemen, the Patriots, and New York Yankees. Most of all he enjoyed doting on his grandson and “best buddy” Nathaniel.
Visiting time is Saturday, February 3rd from 2:30-3:30pm, with memorial service at 3:30pm at Mackey Funeral Home in Middleton, MA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dick's life. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.