Richard M. Cullen, age 86

of Bridgewater

Richard M. Cullen, age 86

Richard M. Cullen, age 86, of Bridgewater, a former longtime resident of Weymouth, died peacefully, Thursday, January 5, 2023 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Boston, to the late Joseph and Mary (Finnagan) Cullen, he was raised and educated there. He lived in Bridgewater for the past two years, previously in Weymouth for twenty-five years, and earlier in Quincy.

Richard was proud to have served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.

He was employed as a licensed plumber for S.G. Harold Plumbing, Heating & AC LLC for many years and was still working independently at the time of his death.

Richard was a member of the Weymouth VFW Post 1399.

He was devoted to his family, especially his cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beloved husband of the late Barbara L. (Bailey) Cullen.

Devoted father of Judith Ann Rouleau and her husband Charles of Taunton, Linda Cullen Close and her husband William of Bridgewater.

Loving grandfather of Jennifer Foster, Jason Cullen, Capt., W.F.D. and his wife Shayna, Angela Close, Krysta Parrell, Joan Close, Bianka Close, Julien Close, and Steven Close.

Cherished great grandfather of Wyatt and Rowan.

Dear brother of Leona Whalen of Florida.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, January 11, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, January 12, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Mount Benedict Cemetery, 409 Corey Street, West Roxbury.

For those who wish, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • Linda, Pete, and family,
    We are praying for your comfort and peace as you remember your dear Dad.
    With love,
    Lisa and Fred Kern

  • Linda, Judy. A loss for all of us. He and your mom were part of our family in joyful times and sad times. I know how much he missed your mom. I know she was waiting there with open arms along with the son they lost at such a young age. I will be unable to be there physically but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless Ritchie Cullen.

  • Dear Close/Parrell families, my condolences on the loss of your grandfather. Psalm 116. Love, Stephanie White