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Richard G. Pothier
October 14, 1936 - August 05, 2023
Obituary For Richard G. Pothier
Richard Pothier, a loving husband, devoted father, proud grandfather, great grandfather, and esteemed member of his community, passed away on August 5th, at the age of 86. Richard led a remarkable life filled with achievements, adventures, and cherished moments.
Born on October 14, 1936, Richard hailed from Melrose, Massachusetts. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1954 and soon commenced on a noble path of service by joining the United States Navy. Richard served his country with honor and dedication from 1954 to 1962, serving aboard nuclear submarines, most notably SSBN Abraham Lincoln.
Following his military service, Richard found his passion in the field of technical sales. He worked tirelessly throughout his career, spanning several industries, from cobalt cancer treatment to the pulp and paper industry. Richard's expertise and commitment made him a respected professional, leaving a lasting impact on his colleagues and clients alike.
In 1963, Richard settled in West Peabody, Massachusetts, where he built a fulfilling life and created countless memories. Richard's work and love for experiences led him to become a world traveler, with a particular fondness for visiting his daughters in Seattle and Park City, Utah. Additionally, he embarked on numerous journeys to the Canadian maritimes, his ancestral homelands, to stay connected with his heritage.
At home, Richard took great joy in his surroundings. He adored his home and spent many hours remodeling and improving it to make it a comfortable sanctuary for his family. His yard and pool were sources of pride for Richard, and he delighted in their upkeep and enjoyment.
Richard experienced loss with the passing of his beloved wife, Nancy, in 2006, after over 45 years of marriage. Although deeply saddened by her absence, he found solace in the love and support of his daughters and their families.
Richard leaves behind his daughter Mary Lou Pothier Tiquet, son-in-law Simon Tiquet, and grandson Nathan Baxter of Raleigh, North Carolina. Daughter Karen Pothier Fox and Dave Meuse of Danvers, Massachusetts, granddaughter Nicole, and great-grandchildren John and Grace of Illinois. Daughter Michelle Pothier Palmer and Andrew Parker of Park City, UT, along with grandson Cortland Parker. Brother David Pothier of Georgia, sister Carol Glebus of Florida and many nieces and nephews.
Richard was fortunate to have a long-time loving partner, Theresa Genest, who brought him immense joy and companionship. Her presence in his life was a source of comfort and happiness.
Richard Pothier will be remembered as a man of integrity, kindness, and generosity. He touched the lives of many, leaving behind a legacy of love, devotion, and a passion for exploration. Richard's memory will forever be treasured by his family and friends.
His Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023 at 10AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4PM to 7PM, with a family member giving words of remembrance at 6PM. Interment will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody.
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