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Richard Gunderson

October 8, 1935 ~ July 28, 2018 (age 82)

Richard was the son of Lillian and William Gunderson, born and raised in New York City. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. Richard moved to Georgetown with his wife Marie and daughters, Lorraine and Kathy over 40 years ago from New Jersey. He worked in International Product Management for GTE Sylvania until his retirement. Richard’s co-workers, many of whom have stayed in touch since his retirement, speak very highly of him and have shared many uplifting stories from their days at work with his daughter Lorraine during recent months.
Richard was very interested in finance and watching the stock market. He enjoyed history, particularly watching shows about the Civil War battles. He often would engage in a game of chess, Sodoku, or an occasional rowdy card game with the family. He was a quiet jokester and spread a lot of laughter to others. He accomplished a goal by travelling with his wife to all 50 states. After his wife’s death he later brought comfort to others by volunteering for Hospice. He enjoyed attending many of the events at the Life Long Learning Program at NECC. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Marie (Prussack) and daughter Kathy, brother John (Maryland) and sister Catherine. He is survived by his daughter, Lorraine of Georgetown. His daughter wishes to thank all those who cared for him at Port Healthcare Center and Harbor Hospice during the past few months.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 2nd at 10AM in  St. Mary's Church, Andover Street, Georgetown. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8pm in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For those who wish, In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in honor of Richard to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at:    For funeral home directions, florists or to sign the family guest book, please visit

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