Richard C. Royce

February 25, 1931 - February 14, 2021
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Richard C. Royce, 89, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2021.  Son of the late James and Gertrude (Clark) Royce, he was born in Springfield on February 25, 1931. Initially educated in local schools, he attended Union College in Schenectady, NY and graduated from Western New England College in 1962. Richard proudly served his country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a civil engineer at Ley Construction Company for many years. Later, he and his wife owned and ran the Warren True Value Hardware store. He loved camping, especially in Becket, MA, and Arlington, VT. He also enjoyed coaching kids baseball in Ludlow and fly fishing. He was an ardent Red Sox and Patriots fan and an active member of First Church in Ludlow.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy-June (Sears) Royce of Ludlow; his sons Richard Jr. and his wife Ann of Dennis, MA and Russell and his wife Denise of Ludlow.  He also leaves his grandchildren Beth Neas and her husband Scott; Daniel Royce and his wife Coral; Timothy, Christopher and Jonathan Royce as well as his great-grandchildren Sasha and Jack.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James Royce, and his sister, Janet Law.

Walk-through, no contact visiting hours for Richard will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at from 10:00-11:00 AM at First Church in Ludlow, Center St., Ludlow, MA. A funeral service, concluding with Military Honors will follow at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.  Masks, social distancing, no contact and all gathering restrictions will be adhered to. Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to First Church in Ludlow.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

First Church of Ludlow

Address:

859 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

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Walk-through, no contact visiting hours for Richard will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at from 10:00-11:00 AM at First Church in Ludlow, Center St., Ludlow, MA.

Masks, social distancing, no contact and all gathering restrictions will be adhered to.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

First Church of Ludlow

Address:

859 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

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Funeral Services, concluding with Military Honors will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at First Church in Ludlow, Center St., Ludlow, MA.  Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.

Masks, social distancing, no contact and all gathering restrictions will be adhered to.


Donation Information

Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to First Church in Ludlow


 

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Born: February 25, 1931
Died: February 14, 2021

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Paul Czynodel posted on 2/19/21

Rick and Ann, I'm very sorry about the loss of your Dad.

 

Francine Gadomski-Gentry posted on 2/17/21

Ann and Rick, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He sounds like such a kind and loving person with so many interests. I think of your family every time I am in Becket, I go right by their property , and was just there today and saw this when I came home. May all of those wonderful memories sustain you through the many years ahead. Fran Gadomski-Gentry

 

Rachel Tierney posted on 2/17/21

My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy-June and the rest of Dick's family as you experience the loss of Dick in your lives. He was a loyal, faithful and generous member of First Church in Ludlow, and he will be missed by many church members, including me. It was a great pleasure to know and be in the presence of Dick. May the love and kindness of family and friends provide you with support and comfort as you deal with your loss. Sincerely, Rachel Tierney

 

Jay Royce posted on 2/17/21

I would like extend my sincere condolences to my Aunt Nancy, Rick and Russ, their wives, children and grand children and the extended families at the passing of their beloved husband, dad, grandad and my Uncle Dick. He was truly a great man. Greatness is not always measured by grand achievements. Sometimes greatness comes through the consistent kindness and compassion we show those around us. While I didn’t spend nearly enough time around Uncle Dick, I’ll always remember him that way.

 

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