Richard A. Goucher

  • Born: January 10, 1938
  • Died: January 31, 2020
  • Location: Stow, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather & Brother

Richard A. Goucher, age 82, formerly of Stow, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with his health. Richard was the loving husband of the late Renate (Fischer) Goucher and they shared forty-eight years of marriage before her passing in 2009.

Born in Concord, MA on January 10, 1938, he was the son of the late Robert and Barbara (Swift) Goucher. Richard was raised and educated in Stow, graduating from Hale High School class of 1965. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from September 18, 1956 to September 9, 1960. Richard and Renate married on May 26, 1961. The couple settled in Stow and raised their family together. Richard was a volunteer fireman for the town of Stow for five years and also worked at Erkinien Buick for many years. The family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1976 to pursue a car rental business. Returning in 1979, the family settled in Maynard.

Richard enjoyed woodworking, making trays, building bookcases and TV stands. He also enjoyed working on puzzles.

Richard is survived by his children; son Scott Goucher and his wife Kimberley of Leominster, his son Kurt Goucher and fiancé Paula Mullin of Clinton, daughter Kimberly Levine of Stoughton; sister-in-law Heidi Crisler and wife September Bee. Richard is also survived by his siblings; Alice Mortenson and husband Richard, Nancy Grant and husband Donald, and Theodore Goucher. He was pre-deceased by his sister Loretta Sagar, bother-in-law Albert "John" Sagar, sister Janet Derby and brother-in-law Robert Derby.

Richard left behind grandchildren; Ashley Goucher, Christopher Wahlgren and wife Ashley, Hannah Goucher, Taylor Levine and Jason Levine. Richard also had two great grandchildren; Gavin Wahlgren, and Tyler Halkett Jr. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Richard on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. A private family burial will be held.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter 685 Canton St #103, Norwood, MA 02062 or American Heart Association 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451


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Condolence & Memory Journal

To Scott, Kurt and Kim, Sorry for your loss, Ed and Linda Brown

Posted by Linda Brown - Leominster, MA   March 25, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family

Posted by Louise Savoy - Canaan, ME - Friend   February 08, 2020

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom & Sally Sagar

Posted by Thomas Sagar - Pearl, MS - Family   February 05, 2020

I'm so sorry for your family's lost. He was such a nice man. I enjoyed so much spending time with him and Nadi. Scott Harlow

Posted by Scott Harlow - SEMINOLE, FL - Family Friend   February 03, 2020

Dear Scott, Kurt, and Kim,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dad.
He was a good good man with a laugh, as I remember, that would rattle your bones and make anyone feel welcome.
Please know all the love you have for your own families has come, in part, from him; and your memories make him immortal.

To be sure, all firemen and surfers go to heaven (John 3:5)
Missing you all.
Respectfully yours,
Peter

Posted by Peter Bakun - Little Compton, RI - Family Friend   February 03, 2020


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