Richard M. Whitehead, 86, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his home. He was the husband of Lucy (Fernandes) Whitehead. Born in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Doris (Calvert) Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead was a teacher at Shea High School in Pawtucket for over thirty years before he retired. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bryant University and his Master’s Degree from Providence College. He also was a Navy veteran and a driver’s education instructor. Mr. Whitehead was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church for many years. Besides his wife, he leaves four children, Barbara Cohen and her husband Ian of New York City, Richard A. Whitehead and his wife Caili of Rumford, Michael Whitehead and his wife Ellen McKenna Whitehead of Rumford, and Gary Whitehead and his wife Betsy Steele of Norwood, New Jersey, and five grandchildren, Ezra, Emma, Lucy, Riley, and Kathleen. His funeral service will be private.
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Lucy, Barbara, Michael, Gary and Richard, We are truly sorry to hear about Dick. He always made us laugh and loved to share his family stories. We hope the many happy memories you have help you through this difficult time. He will be missed by so many. Sending love and hugs.
To the Whitehead Family: My husband and I are members of the class of ‘67 Pawtucket West High and both were lucky enough to have Mr Whitehead as a teacher as well as drama coach. He was one of those very special teachers who made a lasting positive impression and left us with some of our best high school memories. With our deepest sympathy, John and Michele O’Brien
Dear Lucy, Barbara, Richard, Michael, and Gary, we are so sorry for your loss. Dick was a great friend of my family and offered great support to my Dad in his greatest time of need. We hope happy memories will give you all strength. Much love to all.
To the Whitehead family: I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you all.
Lucy we were sorry to hear about uncle dick we have all gone our separate ways but we don’t forget the people we love and the memories we have to take us back. We will miss him but we won’t forget tell the kids we give them sympathy he was a good guy. Joe Iachetti
Dearest Lucy, Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest felt sympathy to you and your family.
I am sorry to hear of Uncle Dick’s passing. We will treasure the memories. He will be missed. Love, Lucy Ann, Lauren & Stephen