Dr. Richard M. Heiligmann, DMD of Greenville passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, February 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family at age 90. He was incredibly devoted to his wife Marlene (Washburn) Heiligmann throughout over 60 years of marriage.
Born November 22, 1926 in Boston, he was a son of the late Martin and Priscilla (Evans) Heiligmann.
Dr. Heiligmann grew up in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston and has been a resident of Greenville for the past three years. He was a 1944 graduate of Boston English High School and then served the US Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1945.
Following the war he attended Northeastern as a pre-dental student and then graduated from Tufts Dental School.
He opened his dental practice in Medfield where he also lived many years raising his children before retiring in 1989.
Upon retirement, Dr. Heiligmann moved to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire for 15 years and later spent eight years in Middleboro before moving to Greenville.
He was active in the Republican Club of Medfield for many years and loved discussing politics. He also belonged to the German Club in Westwood.
Dr. Heiligmann loved gardening, both vegetables and flowers. He was also an avid golfer and skier. He loved traveling and traveled to Europe and wintered in Florida for many years. He enjoyed fishing and boating. But most of all he enjoyed the time spent with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Kurt and partner Janet Kissel of South Yarmouth, Kraig of Lady’s Island, SC and Kristin O’Heir and husband Ryan of North Attleboro;
A sister Priscilla Anderson of Vero Beach, FL;
Five grandchildren: Melissa, Jared, Jamie, Teddy and Emily; and a great-granddaughter: Makenzie.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 2-4 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of visiting in the funeral home at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at www.alz.org.