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“Rest in peace old friend, many many good memories with you in TRAF and the original BACK ISSUE Band. Remember backing you up on vocals for Doobies...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Larry Larivee - Titusville, FL

“Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences. Pauline, Austin and the Gove family know that Rich was a very special part of our United Tool & Die...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: His UTD family - West Hartford, CT

“I was so saddened to hear of Richie's passing, I worked with him for years at Smith & Wesson. He always had a smile on his face and was always ready...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Duprat - Springfield, MA

“Richard, an amazing human being who lighted up any room he walked into with his smile and charming personality. We have many great memories of shared...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Sanmiguel Family

“I was saddened and shocked to hear of Richard's passing. I'd worked with him at Guardair and knew him to be a caring person,hard worker,proud father...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Skiba - So. Hadley, Ma.

“Richie a very good friend of Leroy and I. We all worked together at Smith & Wesson for years. Leroy speaks of all the card games you guys had and all...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Beatrice Williams - Chicopee, MA

“Worked at S&W with Richie for many years. A good friend and work associate.And fellow musician. Will miss you Richie ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Gary Bousquet - Chicopee, MA

“Richard, our friend and neighbor or should I say more like FAMILY! We have so many fond memories of you that we will cherish in our hearts forever....Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Alicia & Johnny Acevedo - Holyoke, MA

“Rich was a very caring man , he always checked up on my elderly grandma at brownstone. RIP ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: - East Longmeadow, MA

“Austin,Our Condolences on the passing of your father. We remember him fondly from the soccer sidelines - always a story to tell.The Choquette Family ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP Uncle Richie... You will be truly missed.Love Always,John Jr., Emma Natalie, Kyle ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Uncle Richie, I know your pain free now and happy, but this one hurts... You were my favorite uncle. We connected on a different level. You always...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: John Boryczka Jr. - FL

“Pauline,We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Thinking of you.Laura and Lenny Kokoski ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Thinking of you at this sad time. I always remember the fun we had back in the day. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Richie's family and ours got to know each other at Wesson Women's Hospital when our sons were born almost 29 years ago. From that day forward, we...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Gail St. George - Summerville, SC


16 of 22 | Posted by: Louise Williams - East Longmeadow, MA

“My condolences to the Gove family. I worked with Richie at S&W and he always was laughing and joking when we spoke. I am so sorry to learn that he...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Pauline I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers.Denise McCarthy ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“My deep condolences to his family, Rich was a great friend and co-worker. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Debra Mann ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Debra Mann - Ware, MA

“Sorry to see that Rich has passed away, he was a great guy to work with, and he was so easy to get along with, he liked to get to yo some time just...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Eddie Purcell - ware, MA

“Rich and I had a lot of fun playing in the first real band he played drums in..."The Tony Ferraro Trio"Great drummer and a great guy.Tony Ferraro ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Rich and I had many fun years playing in the first real band he played drums in."The Tony Ferraro Trio" back in the 60's.Great drummer and great guy...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: A friend


Richard was born on February 8, 1950 and passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Richard was a resident of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

A service will be held Saturday, May 18th at 12:30 p.m. in the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Richard's name to Dakin Humane Society, 171 Union Street, Springfield MA 01105, U.S. Pain Foundation 670 Newfield St, Suite B, Middletown, CT 06457, or Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program 250 Washington St, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.

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