Richard H. “Dick” Packard, 82, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at his home on Saturday afternoon, June 17. He was the loving husband of the late Mary J. (Spinazola) Packard who passed away just two months ago.
Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late Richard O. Packard, and the late Agnes (Anderson) Packard Wheaton. Dick had worked for a time as a bus driver for the MBTA, and later as a night security officer at MIT.
Dick enjoyed talking to people, and he was a great story-teller. He loved working with the students at MIT, and became friendly with many of them. Dick’s last job was driving the van for NuPath services in Woburn.
Dick was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and had also helped out with Woburn Youth Soccer. He will be remembered as a kind and friendly man, and a devoted and loving husband to his late wife Mary.
Dick is survived by four sons and a daughter; Richard "Chola" Packard and his companion Mary Fitzgerald of Woburn, Paul Ferguson Packard and his wife Leslie of Sandy River Plantation, Maine, Susan Gauthier and her husband Mark of Danvers, Derek Packard and his wife Renee of Tewksbury, and Marc Packard and his wife Rachelle of Woburn. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Hailey, Richard, Samantha, Julianna, Gabriella, Angelina, Danielle, Sam, and Devyn; one sister, Judy Burnham of Woburn; and one brother, Dale Packard and his wife Paula of New Hampshire. Dick is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dick’s family would like to thank Care Dimensions Hospice for caring for both Dick and Mary, especially their care manager Theresa, and their care-giver "J"
A graveside service will be held at the Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem St., Woburn on Friday, June 30 at 1:00 pm.
Contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 (caredimensions.org)