Mr. Richard A. Surette

  • Born: August 3, 1931
  • Died: August 25, 2018
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family


Richard Albert Surette, 87, formerly of Reading, Massachusetts passed away on Saturday, August 25thth, 2018 at Mallard Cove Senior Living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in Reading, Mass, on August 3, 1931, he was the loving son of the late Bridgett and Anselm Surette. He was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School and a long- time resident of Reading, Massachusetts. After serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War, Richard was employed as a US Postman until retirement. Following retirement, Richard wanted to keep busy and found employment delivering flowers for Johnson's Roses. Both as a postman and as a flower delivery man, Richard thoroughly enjoyed being out and about, meeting and talking with people on his routes. Richard faithfully attended mass at St. Agnes and St. Athanasius.

Richard loved to take his children to Uncle Paul's lake house in the summers. There they created family moments and stories that have been retold over the many years into their adulthood and have been shared with his grandchildren. Richard also loved to play cards with anyone who was willing to sit down to a game. He taught even the youngest of his grandchildren to play his favorite games of hearts and euchre, a memory they will hold in their hearts forever. Richard also enjoyed being the proud dad/papa watching his children and grandchildren compete in various sporting events or perform at school functions.

Richard is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Dolores (Conti) Surette, his dear daughter, Michelle, and three of his loving siblings, Henry Surette, Robert Surette, and Philip Surette. He is survived by four devoted children Karen Farris of North Andover, Rick Surette and his wife Paula of Wilmington, Kevin Surette and his wife Diane of Cincinnati, and Tracy Surette Johnson of Newburyport. He is the cherished grandfather to ten grandchildren, the loving brother of Paul Surette, David Surette, James Surette, John Surette, Jeannette Surette, Caroline Connolly, and Geraldine Evans, as well as the uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., READING, on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Richard's Eternal Life in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Wood End Cemetery, Reading

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the family in the funeral home on Friday August 31, 2018 from 4 to 8pm. Parking attendants will be available.

Please consider making donations in Richard's Memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

To John and your whole family - I am so sorry to hear of the death of your brother Richard. Sending love to your family from ours. -Mary Arata of Harvard (and Christopher, Michael & Meaghan)

Posted by Mary Arata - Harvard, MA - Friend   August 31, 2018

I'm very sorry to hear this news. My condolences.

Posted by David Kay    August 29, 2018