Plaistow, NH — Richard E. “Rich” King, 65, died on Friday evening at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a long illness.
Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, he was the son of Lorraine (Cote) King and the late Elwood King. He graduated Haverhill High School, Class of 1966, and served as a Radar Man Third Class in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Rich was employed for 24 years as a fitter at the former Process Engineering Co. of Plaistow. He was an active communicant of All Saints Parish of Haverhill, and enjoyed bowling as a member of leagues at Academy Lanes.
A devoted husband, and loving father and grandfather, he enjoyed his home and working around his yard and the times that he spent with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judith (Marcotte) King; sons and daughters-in-law, Corey R. and Janine King of Kingston, and Michael N. and Donell King of Manchester; his mother, Lorraine (Cote) King of Haverhill; two brothers, Wayne King of Newton, and Brian King of Longmont, Colo.; his grandson, Trevor; and his aunt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, July 16, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, at 9a.m., from the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill, with Military Honors to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, or to Merrimack Valley Hospice. To send a message of condolence to the family, or for directions, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.