Fitchburg - Richard R. Theberge, 77, passed away at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill July 8, 2018, with his loving family by his side.
Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Leo J. and Muriel (Covey) Theberge. Raised and educated in Lawrence, he was a graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1958. Richard was employed in Missouri as a prison guard and was a Haverhill Auxiliary Police officer. He was a steeple jack painter and worked for Ray Houle and Son Painters. Richard also owned many sports memorabilia stores, Jams Sports, and S&D Sports. Always on the move, he never stayed in one place for long. Richard loved all the oldies music and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his children, Sherry A. Twomey and Brian P. Forest of North Andover, Darlene M. Lilly and her husband John M. of Salem, N.H., Melissa E. Santos and her husband William J. of Derry, N.H., Angela L. Stanley of Fitchburg, Mass.; brothers Daniel Theberge and his wife Charlene of Calif.; Robert Theberge and his wife Mary Ellen of Fitchburg; sisters, Joan Van Coppenolle of Haverhill, Colleen Brandolini of Ga.; grandchildren David Twomey, Payton Lilly, Juliesa Santiago, Dante Santiago, Xavier Lugo, Marcos Centeno, Cornelius Stanley, Michelle Stanley, Joseph Stanley, Chanel Stanley; great-grandchild Ezrah Herpin-Santiago; former partner Donna Stuck of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Bernadette, Albert, Charles and Patrick Theberge, and Dorothy Murphy and Muriel Smith.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Burial will be private. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on  July 11, 2018