Richard J. Garneau, Sr. 81 of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Friday June 14, 2019 at Nevins Nursing & Rehabilitation, Methuen, with his loving family by his side. Richard was born in Dover, NH and was the son of the late George and Corinne (Rogers) Garneau.
Richard was raised and educated in Lawrence, MA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving overseas in Germany. He worked for many years for Lawrence Pump Inc in Lawrence. Richard was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Methuen and served as an usher at the 4 o’clock mass for many years.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Rita (Petrosino) Garneau of Methuen his son Richard J. Garneau, Jr. of Methuen and his daughter and son-in-law Nicole and Michael Guessetto of Haverhill, MA. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his siblings Roger J. Garneau, Sr., Theresa Beliveau, and Georgette Vaillancourt.
Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday June 19, 2019 from 4 to 7 pm at John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, 122 Amesbury St. Lawrence, MA. His mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday June 20, 2019 at 11 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel/St. Theresa’s Church, 22 Plymouth St. Methuen, MA. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 22 Plymouth St. Methuen, MA, 01844.
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