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Richard W. Pugsley Sr.

May 4, 1939 — December 13, 2022


Richard W. Pugsley Sr.

Of Dorchester, died December 13, 2022.

Beloved husband of Mary Anne (Sullivan) Pugsley.

Loving father of Marianne and her husband Vincent Pastore of Reading, Andrea and her husband Kevin Lema of Duxbury, Richard W. Pugsley Jr. and his wife Donna of Pembroke, Jennifer and her husband Edward McDonald of Kingston, Sean and his wife Jennifer Pugsley of Dorchester, and the late baby Richard W. Pugsley Jr.

Brother of John Pugsley of Scituate, Dorothy Miller of Abington, and the late Arthur Pugsley, Deacon Stanley Pugsley, Ernest Pugsley, Robert Pugsley, and Charles Pugsley.

Brother-in-law of Martin “Joe” Sullivan of Dorchester.

Devoted “Bumpa” of Olivia, Kevin, Sean, Nora, Ricky, Aidan, Thomas, Emily, Michael, Molly, Mary, Marty, Michaela, Kyle, Nolan, Sean, Maeve, and Brendan.

Great-grandfather of Mason and Myles.

Richard is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Richard’s life by gathering for a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, 800 Columbia Road, Dorchester, on Monday morning, December 19, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.

Richard was a retired Detective Sergeant for the Boston Police Department for 40 years. His entire life was centered around his family. He especially enjoyed attending his many grandchildren’s games and events.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to Cops for Kids with Cancer at

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Past Services

Funeral Mass

Monday, December 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish

800 Columbia Rd, Boston, MA 02125

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