1959 Richard 2016

Richard Dunn

July 12, 1959 — December 8, 2016

Richard S. Dunn, 57 of Acushnet died as a result of being struck by a vehicle on December 8, 2016.Born in New Bedford, he was the son of thelate Richard Dunn and Barbara J. Ellison. Raised by his grandparents, Alfred W. and Clotilde "Nana" Sylvia, Sr., he graduated from New Bedford High School and attended BCC.Richard was employed at AT&T and had previously worked at Camaioni Landscaping. An excellent cook, he and his partner Raymond took pride in their yard, especially the lights and fountain enjoying the birds and wildlife that visited daily. They enjoyed hosting many cookouts and would end the evening tending to a fire and sharing many laughs with family and friends. A talented crooner, he loved to sing standards by his favorite artist, Perry Como and enjoyed the vintage sitcoms and game shows from the fifties and sixties.He and Ray frequented Mee Hong Restaurant biweekly for several years enjoying dinner and socializing with family, friends, patrons, waitresses and the Mark family (the owners), and employees. He looked forward to playing keno with each visit. Survivors include his beloved partner the love of his life of 20 + years, Raymond Belliveau and their cat Lucy; a rescue cat they both loved and cared for, sisters Robin Ray and Lisa Dunn, a brother William G. Mello and several cousins and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Bonnie L. Dunn. We would like to thank Doctors Rocha, Rymer, Tracey, Kazupa and team also Jennifer Carter for the care provided, and Boulevard Funeral Home for their help through this difficult time. Rick always would give the shirt off his back. He was loved by many and loved everyone unconditionally. Richard declined funeral services~~he will be cremated and there will be a celebration of his life in the near future. Sleep in peace, Richard. You shine brightly amongst thestars in the evening sky you loved so well.

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