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Richard D. "Dick" Metcalf
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  • Little Sisters of the Poor
    186 Highland Ave.
    Somerville, MA 02143

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“OUR LOVE GREW EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES AND WILL STILL GO ON IN MYHEARTI HAVE BEEN THE LUCKIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD TO HAVE MET AND LOVED YOU AND HAD YOU...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: FRAN METCALF - STONEHAM, MA

“"Be prepared as you do not now the day nor the hour" I have heard this passage and other interpretations of it on many Sunday's but still doubting...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Richard Metcalf - FL - Son

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father,...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: G

“My grandfather was a man who without hesitation would do everything he could to ease pain, bring joy to others, and help in every way possible while...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: James Haskell - Malden, MA

“Susan and I, along with the entire Nee family send our deepest sympathies. We were just informed tonight of Dick's passing. We have fond memories of...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: John Nee - WOBURN, MA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Ed Muise - MA - friend

“Your light will shine forever in our hearts. Love you Daddy. Cathy ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Cathy Haskell - Malden, MA

“Fran and family, Lindsay, Shaun, Liam and I extend our condolences to you all. Dick was one of the best. He was the first neighbor I met after Lindz...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Brian MacPhee - Stoneham, MA

“We will miss him forever. Candi, David, and Aldo ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Candi Schindler - Greenville, SC

“I truly loved Dick...he was the best.May you find comfort in knowing this.Susan ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: susan hartmere - Stoneham, MA

“Dickie, was a great guy. I knew him for 74 years and I'll miss him. Rest in Peace. Your friend, Carmen Fino. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Fran and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Dick was a wonderful man and will be missed by all. Love Aunt Phyllis and Judy ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Metcalf-Page - Concord, OH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Richard D. "Dick" Metcalf passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 22, 2017. He was 80 years of age. Dick was born in Somerville, raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1955. Mr. Metcalf lived in Everett and Malden for many years and in Stoneham the past 15years. He worked as a metal spinner at Metal Spinner Company in Malden for over 25 years making parts for jet engines. Dick was a competitive bowler and enjoyed playing in several bowling leagues thru the years. He was a dedicated Everett Football fan and loved watching the New England Patriots. Dick enjoyed taking trips with his wife Frances to Waterville Valley & Moultonborough in New Hampshire and spending time on White Horse Beach in Plymouth. Dick cherished the times spent with his grandchildren. Mr. Metcalf was the beloved husband of 61 years to Frances (Morley) Metcalf. Loving father of Richard Metcalf Jr. & his wife Darlene of FL, Michael Metcalf & his wife Laurie of Lynnfield, Cathy Haskell of Malden and Paul Metcalf of Stoneham. Cherished grandfather of Candi Schindler and her husband David of SC, Richard Metcalf of FL, Ashley Haskell of CT and James Haskell of Malden. Caring brother of Bruce Metcalf of Peabody, Marybeth Dupois of Templeton and the late Wayne Metcalf. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 5:00-7:00PM, followed by a funeral service at 7:00PM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Dick's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PL, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02143.