Richard D. Pompeo
Quincy, Richard D. Pompeo, age 83, of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
His death came seven days before the sudden passing of his beloved wife for sixty-two years, Robin P. (Elliott) Pompeo.
Richard was born in Quincy to the late Domenic and Secondina (Gagliardi) Pompeo. He was raised and educated in Quincy. He had lived at Independence Manor for three years, previously in Quincy for most of his life.
He was a longtime builder in the city of Quincy and throughout the South Shore. He was the owner and operator of Richard D. Pompeo Builder for over forty years. Richard was a former member of the Builders Association in Quincy.
In addition to his construction business, Richard’s passion for antiques grew into a separate venture, Pompeo Auctions. For over forty years he operated the company with his wife, now under the direction of his son. Pompeo Auctions is well-known for antique tools, scientific instruments, and clocks. Richard was a longtime member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and a member of Chapters 8 and 87 of Massachusetts.
Devoted father of Nancy L. Reed and her husband Larry of Tewksbury, Richard D. Pompeo, Jr. of Winchester.
Loving grandfather of Larry P. Reed, Jr., Michael J. Reed, Elisa Pompeo, and Richard D. Pompeo III.
Richard was the youngest and last surviving of ten siblings and was predeceased by Evelyn Flynn, Eunice Ford, Camella Lynch, Jenny Eddy, Adeline, Louis, John, Domenic, and Rudy Pompeo.
He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, friends, and his late loyal dog, Benny.
Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, December 20th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass for Richard and his wife will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours for Richard and his wife at the funeral home on Tuesday 5-8 p.m. Entombment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of the extraordinary care received in the Critical Care Unit at South Shore Hospital and can be mailed to South Shore Health System Foundation, 55 Fogg Road, South Weymouth, MA 02190 or at giving.southshorehealth.org/donate
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