FRAMINGHAM – Richard J. Callahan, 90, a lifelong resident of Framingham, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 after a period of declining health.
He was the beloved husband of 38 years to his love, Margaret “Peggy” F. (Sullivan) Callahan who died in 1994.
Callahan was born in Framingham, the son of Frederick and Esther (Fair) Callahan.
He attended Framingham schools and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from then Framingham State College.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Dick was a well known and respected police officer for the Town of Framingham. His care for people within the town and the community was evident from his 38 year career in public safety.
He was a member of the Framingham Municipal Federal Credit Union for over 40 years, having served as a member of its Board of Directors and Loan Officer. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #894 for over 50 years; served on the Loring Area Committee and volunteered at the voting polls on Election Day for the Town of Framingham.
He is survived by his daughters, Jean Callahan and her husband Keith Kubacki of Millis, Carol Callahan of Boston and his son, Richard Callahan and his wife, Paula of Westborough.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, Justyn, Brenden, Owen, Amy, Sean and Kody.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to his visiting hours on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street, in Framingham.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St Bridget Church, 830 Worcester Road in Framingham.
Burial will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham.
Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445; www.jimmyfund.org