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Richard A.  "Dick" Wise
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Early in my career, I worked with Dick on an emergency, late-night patent application filing. "It's martini time!" Dick exclaimed after the application was filed. I indicated that I would go home and probably just have a beer, since I was out of scotch. The next morning I arrived at work to find a bottle of single-malt Laphroaig sitting on my desk with a thank-you note from Dick. Godspeed Dick, and thank you for your generosity and mentorship.


Posted by: Jeff Duquette - Westborough, MA - Coworker   Jan 11, 2019

As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your treasured memories continue to bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.


Posted by: A friend   Jun 24, 2018

Dear Gerry and Family,
We had the pleasure of knowing you and Dick through our travels t ogether.
We share many rewarding and happy memories.
This is a sad loss not having Dick around us
Gerry,may all your wonderful memories sustain you through this sad time
Our heartfelt condolences.
Naomi and Georgep


Posted by: Naomi & George Fox - Burlington, MA - Friend   May 10, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Posted by: Tricia & Phil Terrell - Dover, MA - Friend   May 06, 2018

I worked with Dick as his secretary at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds. Dick would tell me that I did not work "for him", but worked with him. It was the absolute best working experience in my 50 years of working. Dick was the most generous, kind and knowledgeable man and I have many good memories of our working days together. He often spoke of his love of Gerry and their life together and he was a proud and loving grandfather of his granddaughter, Andrea. The world, his family, co-workers and friends have suffered a great loss.


Posted by: Betty Sullivan - Boothbay, ME - Coworker   May 03, 2018

Richard, also known as Papa, was my father-in-law. Dick was one of the kindest, smartest, loving and compassionate man I had the honor of having in my life. There are so many wonderful memories I have of time spent with Dick, he always made us laugh, he was a walking encyclopedia, always teaching us something new every time we were with him. Papa always had time for us as Andrea was the apple of his eye, he loved his granddaughter

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Posted by: Rosalie DeLucia - Medford, MA - Father   May 02, 2018

Thank you for all the guidance, good humor, and kind ways that defined you. Although you will be missed, your spirit lives on in the many lives you touched.


Posted by: Mary Lou and Mark Wakimura Knowles - Atkinson, NH - Coworker   May 01, 2018