Richard A. Giles, age 87

of Weymouth

Richard A. Giles, age 87

Richard A. Giles, age 87, a longtime resident of Weymouth, died peacefully, Friday, August 6, 2021 at Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham.

Richard was born in Quincy, to the late Henry J. and Jessie Mary (MacIsaac) Giles. Raised and educated there, he was a graduate of Quincy High School. He had lived in Weymouth for over fifty years.

Dick served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict aboard the USS Cambria (APA-36). He was proud of his service and the Navy.

He was employed as an iron worker and was a member of Local 501 for forty years. He had been retired for many years.

Dick was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed collecting coins and stopwatches. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed the music of Johnny Cash.

Beloved husband of the late Judith A. (Freeth) Giles.

Devoted father of Colleen A. LaRosa and her husband Anthony of Pembroke, Richard A. Giles, Jr. and his wife Linda of Sterling, Mich., and Michael E. Giles of Weymouth.

Loving grandfather of Christopher LaRosa and his wife Jennifer, Lauren Candler and her husband Adam, and great grandfather of five.

Dick was the last of five siblings and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Interment, with military honors, will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, on Tuesday, August 31, at 11:15 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

For those who wish, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.


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  • So many fun memories are floating through my head.
    Dinners , holidays , singing Christmas carols, mystery tours ,
    Will miss. You.

  • Although I wasn’t around my uncle Dick much throughout my life, I will always remember how he made everyone feel welcome. He was funny, and full of laughs and loved life and his family. May he rest in the peace of our Lords arms.

  • Although we were first cousins, Cristene was my Mother,I often felt I would have liked to have met all your family. I did get to go to Dunvegan with my Cousin , Sandy to see our parent’s home, go up the mountain and enjoy the MacIssac family.I I now am the oldest woman of the MacIssacs. My heart goes out to all the family, 🙏🏻💕

  • Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. I am a cousin from the MacIsaac Dunvegan clan. Warmest regards, Heather

  • Sincere condolances from the MAC ISAACS from Dunvegan. I traveled to Detroit with my late siblings, Mary & Karel when Aunt Jessie died. I was happy to meet cousins for the first time. We have had some of the family visit us in Inverness. We are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 🙏
    Mike Mac Isaac

  • Lots of fun memories with uncle Dick. He alway made a party a hit. I loved going over with Trish.
    Rest in Pease Uncle Dick.