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Richard Alley, Jr.

June 18, 1926 ~ July 2, 2020 (age 94)


Richard Alley, Jr., 94 of Warner, NH, passed away peacefully with his loving family embracing him at his home on July 2, 2020.  Richard was born in South Bristol on June 18, 1926, the son of Richard (Sr.) and Thelma Alley.  He was a 23 year veteran of the United States Navy, and served from 1944 to 1966.  He proudly served in World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam.  After retiring from the Navy, he met his true love, Evelyn, married and moved to Auburn, New Hampshire.  He worked many years at Sander’s Associates, Manchester and retired again. 

Richard enjoyed retirement with Evelyn; together they took a road trip to California, watched Little League games, followed the Red Sox, taking long rides, being with family and friends, and making his infamous peanut butter fudge, delivering it to all the people that were special to them.

He moved to Warner, NH with his daughter, Jane six years ago and enjoyed going out to lunch, visiting friends and family, going to Maine, and hanging with the cats and dog.  He attended his first Red Sox game at the age of 88.  He loved making fudge with his great-grandson, Jonathan, and watching the game network with his great-granddaughters, Aleks and Chloe.  He loved spending time with his favorite nurse, granddaughter Tonya, and watching the Red Sox with Jon and Frankie as well as hearing his favorite angelic voice of granddaughter, Trisha.  He truly enjoyed his time with his son-in-law Darryl, having cigars and Twisted Tea.

In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his wife Evelyn (2004) and his brother William Alley. 

He is survived, and will be missed, by his large extended family including his daughter Jane and her husband Darryl Coplan; sons, William Towne and his wife Gail, Harold Towne and his wife Priscilla, and Richard Towne and his wife Doris.  He was “Grampy Alley” and was loved by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his beautiful sister, Irma Salluce; and many nieces and nephews.   

A private military graveside service will take place in South Bristol.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Warner Fire & Rescue, 148 W Main Street, Warner, NH 03278.  Special thanks go to the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice staff for their guidance, kindness, and support during the final days of Richard’s journey. 

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting:


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