Richard Lindsey

Richard Edwin Lindsey

August 31, 1942 - March 28, 2020
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Richard E. Lindsey,77, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, succumbed to ongoing and underlying health issues on Saturday, March 28, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Dauphinee) Lindsey with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

He was born on August 31, 1942 and was the son of the late Lester and Miriam (McGilpin) Lindsey. Richard was a graduate of Boston College, Class of 1964, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Philosophy. He joined the United States Army in 1964. He proudly served as 1st Lieutenant and was a Forward Observer in the 1st Infantry Division during the Vietnam War, earning three Purple Hearts. Richard was a parishioner of St. Mary Parish in Chelmsford and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He held season tickets to Boston College football games, Merrimack Repertory Theater, and Lowell Golden Gloves where he had ring side seats and enjoyed attending all of these events with his family. Richard cherished time with his family above all else.

In addition to his loving wife, Richard leaves his son Timothy Lindsey and his wife Gianina of Strafford, NH, his daughters; Stephanie Nowak and her husband Kenneth of Strafford, NH and Jennifer Lindsey of Merrimack, NH, his grandchildren; Devon Lindsey, Maxwell Nowak, Connor Nowak, Aidan Lindsey and Cameron Lindsey; his brother, Frederick Lindsey and his wife Rose of CT and his sisters; Susanne Lloy and her husband Donald of MA and Mary Ellen Alicandro and her husband Bruce of MA. He is sadly predeceased by his brother Charles Lindsey and his stepmother Evelyn Lindsey.

Due to the current circumstances with the COVID-19 virus, a Mass of Christian Burial and Internment at MA National Cemetery in Bourne will be held privately. A public Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to Disabled American Veterans-Chapter 110, 180 Pond Street Tewksbury, MA 01876
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Terry Iaccheri

Posted at 11:08am
Dear Lisa: We wand to extend our condolences to you and your family on your loss.
Love, Terry and Don Iaccheri

Brenda Mahoney

Posted at 05:21pm
To all of the Lindsey family we are thinking of you all during this difficult time and just so sorry we cannot be there with you. His humor and presence is sadly missed but he left a wealth of memories for all of us to cherish.

Brenda Mahoney

Carol and Mike Langlois

Posted at 03:24pm
Carol and i extend our heartfelt condolences to Jen, her mother and all of Richard Lindsey's family. In a short time I have learned that he was an amazing person.

Barbara Beaudoin Posted at 03:54pm

Dear Shirley, I am sorry for the loss of your husband Richard and know how much you appreciate your long and happy marriage. Praying for you and your girls in the loss of their dad. May your happy memories sustain you. Sincerely, Barbara Beaudoin

mary ellen alicandro

Posted at 07:51pm
My precious brother, Dick, I cannot believe you will not be at our next family reunion but knowing you are with Mom and Dad, our brother Charles and my son Michael, your nephew, makes my heart smile. You have looked upon the face of your Savior and in His presence is fullness of joy, there is no more pain, no more sorrow, no more tears, only joy that none of us will understand until one day we all stand in His presence and oh my gosh, what a reunion that will be. Until that day Dick, know that I love you and Lord willing, will see you soon.


Cameron Lindsey

Posted at 02:17pm
I'm Cameron. As a Grandchild, I referred to him as "Grampy" Grampy was a great grandfather and father, he held season tickets for BC football for 50 years and New England Golden Gloves tickets for 48 years. If it weren't for him, Boston College would probably not be one of my choices for college and we would probably never have attended Boxing. The last time I got to see him before his death was on Christmas and I'm really upset that I didn't get to see him again after that. Long Live Grampy, you will be missed.
Attached below is a picture of a little bench I made in my Minecraft theme park in his memory.

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