Lowell — Richard Vincent Newman Jr., 64, of Lowell passed away Sunday, January 20, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after a short illness. He was the eldest son of the late Richard V. Newman, Sr. and Patricia Wheelock Newman of Beverly.
A graduate of Boston College, Richard worked in Benefits Management for many years and later received his master's degree in Special Education from Salem State College. Mr. Newman served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He taught Special Education and was class advisor to many students at North Shore Technical High School in Middleton starting in 1995.
Richard is lovingly remembered by his wife Patricia A. (Moretti), formerly of Lexington and Belmont; their son, Sean P. Newman of Lowell; his two children from a prior marriage, his daughter, Kathryn W. Newman and son, Richard "Chad" P. Newman, both of Peabody, as well as Chad's fiancé, Jared Stanisci; stepdaughters, Meagan A. Fitzpatrick of Allston, and Andrea M. Fitzpatrick and her fiancé, Scott Ashworth of Lowell; brothers, Donald Newman and Paul Newman and his fiancée, Michelle Fisher of Beverly. He was also the brother of the late Patricia Newman of Beverly, and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and an extensive circle of loving family and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call at the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth St., Lowell, from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church, 543 Bridge St., Lowell. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem. Donations in his memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 would be appreciated. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com.