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Richard O. Manseau

January 22, 1948 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Richard Manseau Obituary

Richard O. Manseau, 75, of Chicopee passed away on Sat. Dec.16, 2023 at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Holyoke, he was the son of the late Omer and Theresa (Hooper) Manseau. In his early years, he grew up in the Aldenville section of Chicopee and attended both Precious Blood and then St Joan of Arc School. He later attended Chicopee Comprehensive High School and then received an Associate’s Degree at Holyoke Community College.He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and served aboard the USS Newport News. After his children were born, Rich enjoyed his time coaching youth sports for the Tigers A.C. and being involved in his children’s activities. Later, he moved to North Carolina with his loving wife, Denise, and resided there for 27 years. While in NC, he was employed by Linc Technology Systems where he was a service tech and was well liked by his co-workers and many customers. In his spare time, he enjoyed going on trips to the beach and spending time with friends. In 2021, Richard and his wife moved back to Chicopee to spend their remaining years closer to family and friends. One of Richard’s passions was history. If he wasn’t watching the history channel, he’d be out visiting many historic locations including long desired battle sites Gettysburg, Concord, and Lexington. He also loved sports and enjoyed watching both his grandson’s sporting events. When at home; Rich enjoyed spending time with his beloved dog, Maggie.  Richard is survived by his loving wife Denise D. (Roy), his children, Tracy Allen and husband Kristopher of Chicopee, Randy Manseau and partner Tricia Hay of So. Hadley, and Kevin Shewchuk and wife Kim of Fayetteville NC. His grandchildren Sebastian Duncan, Ryley Manseau, Aiden Shewchuk and Emily Shewchuk.  His siblings Diane Schricker and husband Scott of Satellite Beach, FL and Ronald Manseau and wife Linda of Broadway, NC.  Services with Military Honors and Internment will be at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam MA.

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