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Richard W. Proia "Dicky" died unexpectedly on Dec. 6 2021 at the age of 69. Richard is survived by his son Jason M. Proia of VT, Danielle Proia of Oxford, MA, and Jessica Proia of Leicester MA and eight of his beloved grandchildren. 

He also leave his brother Donald Proia of Newton, and his sister Cindy Flaherty of Waltham, MA. He is predeceased by his parents, Daniel Proia Sr. Ethel Proia(Monahan) and his brother Daniel Proia Jr. of Newton, MA.

He was a loving Grandfather, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, and brother in law. Richard was born on August 6, 1952 in Newton, MA. He worked for J&D Landscaping for 35+ yrs. He was an active member of the Post 440 and Sons of Italy for many years. He loved the outdoors, had the best sense of humor, and was proud to be from "The Lake."


Anyone that knew him, would see his eyes light up whenever he talked about his children and Grandchildren. Dicky will be deeply missed by his Family, friends, and all who ever had the opportunity of knowing him. 

Donations in Dicky's name may be made to: The John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02460.

A visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1-4pm, in the funeral home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, at 10:30AM, in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton.  No procession after Mass. Burial was Private.