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Richard E. Zeletsky

d. September 6, 2020

ZELETSKY, Richard E. Sr. In Salem, NH, formerly of Dorchester, died September 6, 2020.

Loving father of Richard E. Zeletsky Jr. and his longtime companion Isabel Mercauto of Somerville, and Dennis M. and his wife Christina Zeletsky of Salem, NH.

Devoted "Grandpa" of Casadie, Carah, and Dennis Zeletsky Jr.

Former husband of Maryann (Danielson) Zeletsky.

Son of the late Joseph J. Zeletsky Sr. and Ethel T. (Nelson) Zeletsky.

Brother of Joseph J. Zeletsky Jr. of Weymouth, John A. Zeletsky of Dorchester, and Raymond M. and his wife Maxine Zeletsky of Dorchester.

Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Richard was affectionately known as Zeke, Dickie, and Shorty. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War era. He was a retired City of Boston employee, working for the Public Works Department for over 20 years. He was a member of the Salem VFW Post # 8546. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying fishing and hunting. But above all, his three loving grandchildren were his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Ave., Boston, MA 02118.

There will be a visitation in the funeral home on Monday evening, September 14th, from 5-8 P.M.
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Monday, September 14, 2020

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