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Richard A. Wakefield

August 31, 1954 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 66)

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Richard A. Wakefield passed away peacefully  on June 3, 2021, at LifeCare Center of Raynham from a brain tumor. Richard was born on August 31, 1954 and was  a lifelong resident of Taunton, MA.

Richard was the son of the late  Albert and  Edna (Simmons) Wakefield. He was the brother of Judith (Wakefield) Crandell of Raynham and the late Carol (Wakefield) Silveira of Raynham. Richard was Uncle to William D. Crandell and Deborah (Crandell) Williams of Raynham, and  Christine (Silveira)  Flaherty of Holden. He was Grand Uncle to Daniel, Bryan and Jessica Williams of Raynham  and Kaylee Crandell of Middleboro  and Jason, Ryan and Jack Flaherty of Holden, and brother-in-law to William A. Crandell of Raynham and John Silveira of Raynham.

Richard was employed over the years, at Foxboro Company, City of Taunton, and for many years, worked as a contractor for the Brockton Enterprise.

Richard enjoyed golfing and baseball, and was a natural talent in his youth. Richard was a lifelong Yankees fan, but the family never held that against him!!

Sincere thanks and gratitude to Connie and Tina and the whole staff and team  at Caring Hospice for their kindness and care to Richard during his illness. And the same gratitude to the staff at LifeCare in Raynham, who took such good care of Richard in his last days there.  

Private burial at a later date will be held at the Mayflower Cemetery in Taunton. Arrangements entrusted Riendeau Mulvey Funeral Home. To share a memory or leave an online condolence please visit


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