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Richard "Dickie" Plante, Jr. 09/10/17

PLAINVILLE – Richard “Dickie” Plante, Jr., 80, a longtime resident of Plainville passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his devoted family.

Born February 8, 1937 in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Richard,Sr. and Lea (Allard) Plante.

Dickie grew up in Plainville and was a 1956 graduate of Plainville High School.  He was an avid singer in musicals at his high school and with his church choir.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Army Reserves and worked as a heavy equipment operator at several local companies including Cavalieri Construction and Lorusso Co. throughout his life.

He was involved in Plainville town politics and served on several town boards.  He loved hiking and walking and was an avid reader.  He was known for walking around town in his orange hat and six-foot walking stick and waving to those he knew.

Dickie was also an automobile enthusiast and was active at the Plainville Senior Center.

He is survived by six children and their spouses: Charles Plante and wife Pam of North Attleboro, Joseph Plante and wife Celeste of North Attleboro, Richard Plante III and wife Lauren of Nova Scotia, Canada, Robbin Selesky and husband James of Natick, John Plante and wife Krista of Cumberland, RI and Edward Plante and wife Sandra of Cumberland;

8 siblings: Sandra L. Burlingame of Plainville, Peter E. Plante and wife Katherine of Heath, OH, Michael E. Plante and wife Kathy of Orange Park, FL, Kathleen C. Plante of Moyock, North Carolina, Laurel A. Lomanno and husband Paul of Londonderry, NH, Stephen J. Plante and wife Gail of East Falmouth, Timothy E. Plante and wife Laurie of North Attleboro and Jeffrey J. Plante and wife Debra of Wrentham;

He shared 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren with his former wife Nancy (Hopkins) Plante along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was brother of the late Ronald E. Plante.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 18 from 4-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

Private burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plainville Senior Center, 9 School Street, Plainville, MA 02762.






#14 Jim Goddard 2017-09-18 18:58
I'll miaa Richard's quick New England sense of humor.
#13 Estelle Hemmingsen 2017-09-18 18:56
Richard will be missed.
#12 Karen LaValley 2017-09-18 18:54
Richard was a welcome sight with his walkig stick and cheery greeting. Rest well, my friend.
#11 Dina Lomanno 2017-09-18 16:55
My deepest sympathy for all the Plante family . May Dickie Rest in Peace and you be comforted in knowing he is with our Lord and your Mom and Dad , My Love and Prayers to all of you ,
Dina Lomanno
#10 Ann Ronhock 2017-09-18 12:52
Dick went out of has way to share copies of family pictures from many years ago. I especially enjoyed pictures of my grandmother, Clara, as a young girl.

May he rest in peace.

Ann Ronhock
#9 Norma Darling Family 2017-09-15 14:30
We never truly lose the ones we love . . . we feel their warmth in the rays of the sun, we see their smiles in the twinkling stars, and we feel their touch in the brush of a breeze. May you be comforted by the beautiful memories that will always be in your thoughts, and the special love that will always be in your heart.
#8 Debbie Wagner 2017-09-15 00:41
I worked with Richard at Bo-Peeps in Plainville ctr. He was a nice Friend,would do anything for anyone. You have new Plainville inside and out. You will be missed. Now you are an Angel.
#7 Mary Beth 2017-09-15 00:11
Rest in peace Richard. I didn't know you to long, but what a pleasure it was to be your Nurse. Keeping your family in my Prayers.
#6 Elsie and Bob Skinnr 2017-09-15 00:08
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dickie. Bob and I and all of Plainville will miss him ! Rest easy
#5 RickCrystalMartineau 2017-09-14 20:21
Dear Dick. This is our final letter to our Dear Friend. (We will miss receiving your letters back) Through the years we cherished your friendship. We loved your stories of life in Plainville & how proud you always were of your children. We loved how you had interest in our lives & "remembered" the details so you could share them with us the next time. You were always a true gentleman to Rick's Mom, Marielle Martineau & when you sang together, it touched our souls. She always said it was an honor having you as her friend & we agree whole-heartedly !! You were a good man with a heart of gold. It's very sad that we got our "FINAL HUG" the LAST time we saw each other. You were an important piece of our lives & you will be dearly missed. Rest well. Start gathering your stories so when we see you again in heaven, you can share them with us. We love you, more than you know.
Forever yours... Rick & Crystal Martineau
#4 RML Staff 2017-09-14 14:21
We so enjoyed Richard on his many visits to the Richards Memorial Library. He will be missed.
#3 kim franklin 2017-09-14 12:00
I am so sorry to hear of Mr.Plantes passing, peace be with him, and your family.
#2 Barb Davino Cosgrove 2017-09-13 22:42
Thinking of you, Sandy, and your family.
#1 Bradley Plante 2017-09-13 17:18
I always enjoyed visits with Dick and we had a couple of adventures together. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who asked. I know he is with Jesus now and look forward to seeing him again.

Cousin Brad

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