Richard G. Byrne

Richard G. Byrne of Holbrook, formerly of Milton, died unexpectedly on September 14, 2022, at the age of 84.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol A. (Lynch), his children Mary Ann Alberti and her husband Matthew of Marshfield, Maureen Gaudreau and her husband Mark of Mashpee, Richard Byrne and his wife Michelle of Pembroke, Kerry Hollstein and her husband Jeffrey of Pembroke, Patrick Byrne and his wife Sophia of Cotuit, Sean Byrne and his wife Kristi of Marshfield, and Diana Gossard and her husband Andrew of Hingham.

He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren: Marina, Nicholas (wife, Camila), and Thomas Alberti; Corey, Adam, and Tyler Gaudreau; Michael and David Byrne; Emily, Jeffrey, Jr. (JJ), and Jarod Hollstein; Ryan and Victoria Byrne; Brendan, Matthew, and Nora Byrne; Lucy and Kerry James Gossard; also survived by his sister Mary Collins of East Falmouth as well as many nieces and nephews.

Richard was predeceased by his brother Sylvester James and sisters Eileen Byrne and Agnes Higgins. He was the son of the late James B. Byrne and Mary Ann (Manning) Byrne.

Richard was an avid reader and loved playing cards. He enjoyed teaching all the grandkids how to play cribbage and how to lose gracefully. If you beat him in a game, you certainly had something to brag about! Many weekends were spent with his grandchildren teaching them the art of fishing or attending their sporting events and dance recitals. His favorite hobbies included fishing, boating, riding motorcycles, and taking rides in his VW bug. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Randolph AMVETS and was proud of his service in the Navy.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Currie Funeral Home in Holbrook on Wednesday, September 21st from 4-8pm. Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Holbrook on Thursday, September 22nd at 11:00am, burial to follow at the Bourne National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Randolph AMVETS Post 51 in Richard’s memory.


First Name: Lisa
Last Name: M Doran
City: Whitman
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/19/2022

Our deepest sympathy to Richard's family and all that had the pleasure of meeting him, I met Richard through our love of VWs I also drive a convertible.
He was a warm soul, a delight to sit and talk with, My husband and I were deeply saddened when we learned of his passing. I will keep you all in my prayers.

First Name: Miriam & Antonio
Last Name: Babo
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 09/21/2022

The first we met Richard was at Camila and Nick’s first wedding. He seemed like suck a nice, happy person. He welcomed our family and made us feel appreciated.
We were sad when we heard of his passing. Sending prayers and comfort to the family on this hard time on their lives.

First Name: James
Last Name: Rogers
City: Brockton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/21/2022

Richie was a dear friend of mine. We fished a lot together and we played poker weekly, He was a great cribbage player and we played up the Amvets a lot. I learned a lot from him. I will miss him tremendously.

First Name: Bob
Last Name: Pittman
City: Quincy
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 09/22/2022

I would like to extend my condolences to the entire Byrne family. The key to a successful life is the legacy you leave behind. In the case of a parent, your most important legacy is your children. I have had the pleasure of knowing Sean since he was in high school I assume he is but one example of a legacy that made his father proud.
May Richard Rest In Peace.

First Name: Karen
Last Name: Mulvey
City: Cranford
State: NJ
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/24/2022

I knew Rich from "way back" when, Carol, one of my childhood friends, and he met, married and were graced with seven kids.
I always found him to be very warm, spirited and kind.
May God be with you, Rich. I know how much you'll be missed.

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