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Richard F. Christopher

November 6, 1942 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 77)

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Richard F. Christopher of Somerville passed away at his home on May 22, 2020.  He was 77 years old.  Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Mary (Flak) and Domenic Christopher.  A longtime resident of both Somerville, MA and Naples, FLA.  Prior to his retirement, he was a 35 year employee/manager for Star Market.  Grand Knight and 60 year member of the Winthrop Knights of Columbus, longtime member of the Winthrop Yacht Club and proudly served in the National Guard.

He was the devoted husband of Terry (Pescatore) and the loving father of Lisa Duffy and her husband Paul of Wilmington and Richard C. Christopher and his wife Sandra of Andover. Dear brother of the late Gerald Christopher and his wife Alice of East Boston, Stephen Christopher and his wife Brenda of Winthrop, John Christopher of Revere and the late Dorothy Fournier and Robert Christopher.  Loving Papa to Paul, Jacquelyn and Conlin Duffy, and to Nicholas and Owen Christopher. 

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM followed by a funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 AM. All are welcome.

Memorial donations may be made to the Foundation for Blindness at

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June 12, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

Mass of Christian Burial
June 13, 2020

11:30 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church
320 Winthrop St.
Winthrop, MA 02152

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