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ANDOVER: Richard W. Lally Jr., 53, of Andover died Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at The Wingate at Andover. Richard was born in Boston on November 8, 1962 to the late Richard W. and Patricia (Barnard) Lally. Richard was also predeceased by his brother Court "Buzzy" Lally.

After graduating from Andover High School, Richie worked for many years at his favorite restaurant, McDonald's. He was often seen riding his bicycle around town with his brother, Buzzy, enjoying hot dogs in front of Old Town Hall, and visiting his many friends on Barnard Street. In more recent years, he is remembered for his love of Elvis and his loyal support of his beloved teams: the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and his shuffleboard team "The Sharks" when wintering in Florida. He also found great joy in being able to hold each and every one of his new nieces and nephews.

He is fondly remembered by his loving family: John and Patricia Recesso of Andover, Moira Goodman and her husband Timothy of North Andover, John Recesso and his wife Tami of Atkinson, N.H., Gillian Struthers and her husband, Timothy of West Hartford, Conn., Christine Hanson and her husband, Christopher of Boxford, Jennifer Carleton and her husband, Andrew of Hamilton and Hilary Allwarden and her husband, Brian of Andover, and he will always be lovingly remembered as “Uncle Richie” to 18 nieces and nephews. He will also be sorely missed by all his friends at Creative Living Social Club in Andover and his many great friends within the Andover Community.

A funeral mass was offered on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover. Burial followed in Spring Grove Cemetery, also in Andover. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street, Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Creative Living, P.O. Box 3177, Andover, MA 01810 or by visiting www.creativelivingandover.org. For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  February 19, 2016
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