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Richard K. (Dick) Osgood
April 24, 1934 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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MIDDLETON – Richard K. Osgood (Dick), 89, passed away surrounded by family on January 28, 2024. He was preceded in death by his beloved stepson James E. Malloy of Danvers, and his brother Robert G. Osgood of Danvers. He leaves behind his beloved wife Maryanne (Santapaula) (Malloy) Osgood, his stepson David A. Malloy of Danvers, his son Richard K. Osgood Jr. of Sturgeon Bay, WI, his daughter Therese E. Fitzpatrick (Osgood) of St. Petersburg, FL.
Together Dick and Maryanne have nine grandchildren: David’s two girls Mackenzie and Alexandra Malloy of Salem. James’ children, Lily J. and Shea A. Malloy of N. Reading. Richard K Jr,’s two sons, Jonathan Osgood who resides in San Diego, and Josef Osgood of Green Bay, WI. Therese’s children, Amy Graves (Fitzpatrick) and Justin Fitzpatrick of St. Petersburg FL and James Fitzpatrick who is in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Georgia. Dick also has six great grandchildren and many loving nieces and other extended family members and friends.
Born in Danvers on April 24, 1934, Dick was the son of the late Lucius and Josephine (Curran) Osgood. He was a lifelong resident of Danvers and graduated from Holten High School in 1952. In February 1956, he was aboard the Danvers train that was involved in the Swampscott Train Crash and survived. A few months later Dick joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed aboard the Cutter Barataria (WAVP-381) that patrolled off the coast of Newfoundland.
After two years as a radarman in the Coast Guard, Dick joined the Danvers Fire Department in 1960 and retired after 35 years in 1995. In the 1970’s and early 1980’s he was co-owner of the Spite Bridge Boatyard with his brother Bob Osgood.
Dick’s family would like to thank the staff at Beverly Hospital, the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, and the Danvers Fire Department for their care and support in the last few weeks.
ARRANGEMENTS: Dick’s visitation is open to all who knew him and will be held at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) DANVERS on Friday, February 2nd from 4 to 6:30 P.M. with a brief memorial to be held at 6:30 P.M. Burial will be held privately at a family plot in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers at a later date. While you are welcome to send flowers, please know that in lieu of flowers Dick’s family asks that donations be made in his name to the Danvers Firefighters Association Charitable Fund at P.O. Box 193, Danvers MA, 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.