Wareham-Richard A. Galavotti Sr, 81 of East Wareham, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Tobey Hospital from complications of the Coronavirus. Richard was born in Marion, MA on March 20, 1939 the son of the late Antonio and Mary (Paine) Galavotti. He attended Wareham and Taunton Public Schools and he is a Vietnam Era U.S.M.C. veteran.
He held several jobs including barbering after his father and cooking. He was always helping his best friend Joe Zeady at his diner. His passion in his younger years was fast pitch softball being sought after all over eastern MA and RI. He enjoyed golf and was a starter on Sundays at John Parker Golf Course. He loved the races and playing cards at the PACC with his friends. He was also a fan of the Red Sox.
He is survived by his children; Melissa Childers of Wilmington, NC, Richard Galavotti, Jr. of Raynham, Glen Galavotti of Middleboro, Deanna Galavotti of Fall River, Mark Galavotti of Taunton, Aaron Galavotti of Taunton, Mary Beltre of Fall River, Joshua Galavotti of Stoughton and Jaclyn Galavotti of Taunton. He was also survived by 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was the brother of Elizabeth Robicheau of Raynham, Marcia Tahair of Raynham, Michael Galavotti of Wareham and David Galavotti of Phoenix, AZ. He was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
All funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.warehamvillagefuneralhome.com . Funeral arrangements by Wareham Village Funeral Home