Family man, veteran
Richard J. Constance, 91, of Everett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. Richard was
the loving husband of Rose M, (Bille) Constance for 66 wonderful years. He was born on August 23, 1929 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Ralph Constance and Mary Del Greco.
Richard was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served towards the end of WW II and during the Korean Conflict and being discharged with the rank of Corporal. He worked at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard; and as a Supply Technician in the Air Force Geophysics Lab at Hanscom Air Force Base prior to retiring.
Richard cherished being with his family and especially the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-granddaughters. He was an avid ballroom dancer and Rose and he were on the dance floor every Saturday night. Richard had many passions during his lifetime, watching Western movies, following all of the Boston sports teams and probably the greatest passion was savoring every last bite of Rose’s Italian cooking and baking.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Rose. Dear and devoted father of Frank Constance and his wife, Mary Dusseault of Bedford, Grace A. Flammia of Saugus and Dianne M. Wallis and her husband, Brian of Danvers. Cherished Nonu of grandchildren, Bobby Flammia, Matt Flammia, and Shaina Flammia and her fiance’ Joe Adulator, Brianna Wallis and Cale Wallis; and adoring great-granddaughters, Adrienne Flammia, Eva Rose Adulator and Ellie Adulator. He will be dearly missed.
Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend Richard’s visitation in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) EVERETT, Tuesday, September 29 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 12 p.m. COVID-19 protocols must be maintained. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.