- August 30, 1927 - December 20, 2012
- Bolton, Massachusetts
of Richard's Passing
- Memorial donations may be made to Hope Chapel Benevolent Fund, 35 Chocksett Road, Sterling, MA 01564.
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“I am so saddened to hear of the passing of this wonderful man. I am sorry to just now know of his passing to leave a tribute.
PaPa was one of the...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Patty Masters - Lawrenceville, GA
“I was saddened to hear of Dad's passing. My thoughts go back to the many good times spent with the Miltons in Waltham and NH. Mr and Mrs M always...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Ravalli - Harrisburg, PA
“Richie Milton, as we called him. It's been a long time since I've seen him. He was better known by my older siblings, Raymond, Helen, Barbara, and...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: George "Butch" Fulton - Watertown, MA
“Dear David and family,
My deepest condolences over the loss of your Dad : (
He was quite the character! and well loved.
Hope to be in contact again...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Christine Harding - Coeur d'Alene, ID
“My deepest condolences.
Dickie had been a dear friend of my family and myself
as long as I can remember. Always have memories of the
bike shop on...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Dahlbeck Jr. - Waltham, MA
“David, Rick, Linda, Gail, Sorry to hear about your dad. I was out of town and just read about his passing. I remember all his quips about life, work,...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Lubin - Marlborough, MA
“I was really blessed by the bicycle trip through New Hampshire to see the covered bridges in the 1960's. I used to like to go over to his bicycle...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Dave Patterson - Perryton, TX
“My deepest sympathy to Papa~Papa's family who love and adored him so much. My most vivid memory of him was when he'd come visit Linda and the kids....Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Marie Alden - Sarasota,, FL
“I will always treasure my many memories of Poppa and smile when I remeber some of our experiences where you were irreverent and brought smiles to...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jeri Walker - Bolton, MA
“We will miss Papa. We always enjoyed talking with him, and will fondly remember him dropping by our barn sales and entertaining us with funny stories...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Steve and Debby - Bolton, MA
“Papa will be missed. He loved being with his family.
11 of 20 | Posted by: John & Valerie Keenan - Bolton, MA
“Dear Dave,Rick, Gail, Linda,
My deepest condolences. Your dad was like a second father to a lot of neighborhood children.... He was awsome guy,...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Mayo - Waltham, MA - friend
We will miss you emensely. Alot of good memories. Family ment alot to you and it shows by the love they have given you. God has you in his...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Tombo Stumpf Family - Nashua, NH
“Dear Dave and family,
I was sorry to hear of your loss. Although I have been off Barbara Rd for years the neighborhood connections still work. No...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Diane Santangelo - Waltham
“Uncle Dick, Thank you for bringing Elayne and I to Sunday School and Church; thank you for the laughter and memories, especially thanks for being a...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Kathi Milton - Maynard, MA
“I am so sorry for your loss. I am also very grateful that we were able to spend some great quality time with him just a few weeks back - he was a...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Darcy Chamberlain-DeLosa - Hudson, MA
“My dearest friends, I do send my deepest condolences to all the family. I only have the fondest memories of my childhood neighbor, "Mr. Milton." ...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Steve Mayo - Knoxville, TN
“Gail, Rick, Linda, David and all of you,No matter what was happening with himself your Dad always wanted to know how you where. He always made sure...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Bordenca-Jenks - Waltham, MA
“Dear Amabile family, Our prayers go out to you all at this time of sadness. I'm glad we were able to spend one last time with Grampa at a happy...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Lynne Camacho - Lancaster, MA
“So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Uncle Milty fondly. He always looked like a movie star! My prayers go out to his family at this...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Maryann LaPierre - Burlington, MA
Bolton – Mr. Richard A. Milton, of Bolton, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his home. He was 85.
Richard was born in Cambridge on August 30, 1927, a son of the late Sigfred Axelsson Milton and Elin Johansson Milton. He was raised in Belmont and in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School. After that he served with the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
In the early 1950's Richard was a patrolman with the Waltham Police Department where he belonged to the department's award winning pistol team. After he left the department he joined the Waltham Police Auxiliary. He had lived in Waltham before moving to Wayland in 1984 and then to Bolton in 1998.
For many years Richard worked as a tool and die maker for the W.H. Nichols Company in Waltham and later owned Cashman's Cycle Center on Prospect Street in Waltham. He belonged to the Amvets Post No. 79 in Natick and the Blue Knights International where he was a former chaplain and vice-president of the local chapter. He had also been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and had worshipped at the Waltham Free Evangelical Church.
The husband of the late Louise (Hayes) Milton he leaves his children, Linda S. Malo and her longtime companion, Scott Bandzul, of West Boylston, Richard A. Milton of Clinton, Gail B. Amabile and her husband, Hank, of Bolton and David W. Milton of Bolton; his grandchildren, Joshua Amabile and his wife, Rachel, of Leominster, Jessamyn Rockwell and her husband, Mike, of Concord, NH, Elin Weeman and her husband, Matthew, of Cambridge, Drew Amabile of Cambridge, Hunter Amabile of Bolton and Micaela and Joseph Malo, both of West Boylston; his great-grandchildren, Metias and Sawyer Amabile, Nolan, Wyatt and Bryce Rockwell and Navah Weeman; and many nieces and nephews.
Richard was a brother of the late William Milton, Elisabeth Laurin, Gilbert Milton and his twin, Robert Milton.
Family and friends will honor and remember Richard's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, December 27th, from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon in Hope Chapel, 35 Chocksett Road, Sterling where a memorial service will be held. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Hope Chapel Benevolent Fund, 35 Chocksett Road, Sterling, MA 01564.