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Richard A.  "Dick" Wise
  • In lieu of flowers donation's to the Andrew Douglas Wise Memorial Fund c/o Records & Gifts Processing, Memorial Hall, UMass Amherst, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, please list on memo Andrew Douglas Wise Mem Fund or online www.umass.edu/giving

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“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...Read More »
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“We are so sorry to hear of your loss and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Tricia & Phil Terrell - Dover, MA

“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Rosalie DeLucia - Medford, MA

“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...Read More »
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Richard A. "Dick" Wise, of Dover, MA passed away on Apr 28, 2018. He was 91.
Dick was born in New York City, and had lived in Dover for the past 42 years. He graduated from Brown University and Boston University Law School. During WW II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Dick was patent council for United Shoe Machine Co, patent and trademark council for Gillette and of council for Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds of Lexington until his retirement at age 75. He wrote the patent for the flip top can. Dick was a life member of Norfolk Lodge AF & AM in Needham.
Beloved husband for 42 years of Geraldine (Callahan) Wise and father of the late Andrew Douglas Wise. Dear "Papa" of Andrea DeLucia and father in law of Rosalie DeLucia of Medford. He was the brother of the late Barbara Ryan and is survived by his brother in law William Ryan of St. Helena CA and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held on Fri May 11 at 10 AM in St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 18 Springdale Rd Dover followed by interment with Military Honors in Highland Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Thurs 4-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers donation's may be made to the Andrew Douglas Wise Memorial Fund c/o Records & Gifts Processing, Memorial Hall, UMass Amherst, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, please list on memo Andrew Douglas Wise Memorial Fund or online www.umass.edu/giving.