Richard Joseph Manley
1929 ∼ 2019
Centerville – Richard Joseph Manley died May 11, 2019 peacefully at his home. Born January 19, 1929 in Winchester, MA to Martin and Blanche (McMahon) Manley. His father died when he was a very young child and although he faced adversity during his childhood, Richard grew up to be a dedicated hardworking man. He was raised in Stoneham; a star on the high school hockey team. In 1947, he was the only player selected to the Greater Boston Inter-Scholastic Hockey League and went on to play semi-pro hockey. He was the Owner of RJ Manley Tree Experts and had a very successful career of 70 years as an Arborist serving clients along the North Shore, Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod until his retirement in 2018. The most genuine man one would ever know, Richard was interested in those he met along life’s journey and always found the good in people. He was a true gift of a person and an individual whom one would never forget.
In 2008, Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Angelina Lorraine (Camerlengo) Manley. He was also preceded in death by two siblings, Barbara Trites and Murry Stewart, Jr. and a son, David. Those who are left to cherish his memory are siblings Ruth Stewart Cummin and Martin Manley; sons Dick, Bill, and Scott and his daughter Deborah Merlesena and her husband, John; grandchildren, Dana, Doreen, Andrea and Alexa; niece Nancy Manley; nephews, Paul, Gary and Jack Manley; and a host of additional family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the VNA of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA 02660 or to a charity of choice.
Visiting Hours will be 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Marstons Mills with a graveside service to follow at Marstons Mills Cemetery.