Richard Roger Riel
11/09/1938 - 03/06/2020
On March 6, 2020 Richard (Dick) R. Riel, 81 of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away from dementia. Dick was born on November 9, 1938 in Lawrence, Massachusetts to Wilfred and Margaret (Hannon) Riel.
He is survived by his wife Nancy (Silva) Riel, married 61 years, his son Richard R. Riel of Silsbee, Texas, his daughter, Denise M. Chakarian, of Hampstead, NH and his son Bruce B. Riel (wife Lisa) of Windham, New Hampshire. He had five grandchildren, Lyndsay M. Chakarian, Richard R. Riel, Kristopher O. Chakarian, Evan A. Riel and Blake B. Riel along with several nieces and nephews.
Dick’s life began in Methuen, MA where he graduated from Methuen High School when he met the love of his life Nancy Silva. He got married and went into the Coast Guard Reserves to protect our shorelines. While in the Coast Guard he learned great cooking skills. He then pursued a career in the electronic industry at Western Electric. After a few years he realized he wanted to do something more meaningful. He then left his job and started a business in the alarm industry.
Dick was able to retire early and moved to Florida with his wife, Nancy. He enjoyed being outdoors camping, deer hunting, motorcycling and snowmobilng. He was an avid bowler and part of a super modified racing team with his close friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.