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Richard H. "Dick" Bourbeau

May 23, 1934 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Richard Bourbeau Obituary

Richard H. “Dick” Bourbeau, of Providence Place in Holyoke, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Holyoke, a son of the late Arthur and Henrietta (Brunelle) Bourbeau, was educated in the Holyoke schools, and graduated from Westfield State Teacher’s College. Dick served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. He was a longtime teacher in the Nyack, New York school system, retiring in 1998. Upon his retirement, he returned to Holyoke and has lived there ever since. Dick was a “Barbershopper” and sang baritone for 72 years with many choruses and quartets, including with dear friends Ted Fijal, Bill Simons and Steve LeClair as “Shave and a Haircut.” He is survived by three siblings: Norma Raftery and her husband John of South Hadley; Joan Hart of Norfolk, Virginia; and William Bourbeau and his wife Sheila of Holyoke, as well as many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews, including Andrea, Scott, Keegan, Brayden and Gavin Kukucka, and Paul Bourbeau. Besides his parents, Dick was predeceased by three brothers: Arthur of Weare, NH; Roger of San Diego, CA; and David Bourbeau of Northampton and three sisters: Barbara Morneau of Holyoke, Elinor Moriarty of Westfield and Carol Burrow of Florence, AZ.  The funeral will be held Monday, January 29th at 10:15 a.m. from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 a.m. at Saint Patrick Church, 30 Main Street, South Hadley. Committal with United States Army honors will be held in the chapel of the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam at 1:00 p.m. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to:  Providence Ministries, 51 Hamilton St, Holyoke, MA 01040

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January 28, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home
2049 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Funeral Procession
January 29, 2024

10:15 AM
Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home
2049 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Mass of Christian Burial
January 29, 2024

11:15 AM
St. Patrick Church
30 Main Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Committal with Military Honors
January 29, 2024

1:00 PM
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1390 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001


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