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Richard Joseph Sproules

January 28, 1944 October 28, 2019
Richard Joseph Sproules
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Obituary for Richard Joseph Sproules

Richard Joseph Sproules, 75, of Bridgewater, passed away unexpectedly on October 28, 2019. He was the son of the late William J Sproules and Felicia (Szubzda) Sproules. He was the beloved husband of Quintina (Harris) Sproules of Bridgewater. Brother of the late William Sproules and his wife Joan of Florida and Barbara (Sproules)and her husband Robert Ball of Whitman and is survived by one sister Joyce (Sproules) Contrucci and her husband Joseph Contrucci. He is survived by his daughter Dawn M. Sproules of Bridgewater and William J Sproules and his wife Lisa Dearden Sproules of Whitman. He was the proud grandfather of Sarah E Deady, William “Harry” Sproules, Maxwell J Sproules and Alina Kenney. He was the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and will be missed by his many in-laws and cousins.

Richard grew up in Randolph and Brockton and graduated from Brockton High School. He served in the U.S. Army for several years and later became a Mass State Trooper and a member of the Brockton Police Department. He worked for several years at Raynham Dog Track and spent the last twenty-plus years as an employee of Horizon Beverage and a proud member of Teamsters Local 653.

Richard was a very active man. In his youth he was a lifeguard at the city pools in Brockton and boxed at the YMCA. He was a scuba diver and loved fishing and spending time outdoors. He was an active member of Bridgewater Youth Soccer for over forty years. He coached many championship teams and mentored many young players and referees. He was a fixture at the Flagg Street fields and truly loved being a part of BYSA.

Richard was a member of the Central Square group and a friend of Bills for thirty years. He was involved in many recovery programs and assisted numerous people with substance abuse issues. Richard went to Stonehill College to become a certified counselor and worked at High Point Treatment Center. He also contributed his time to EB Hope and was passionate about helping people and families suffering from addiction.

What Richard loved the most was spending time with his family and friends. He always promoted the importance of friends and family and made sure that we always stayed in touch. He especially loved spending time with his two grandsons Harry and Max. They were his “bus stop buddies” who brought great joy to his life.

Richard touched the lives of so many people and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He always stayed positive and encouraged us to do the same, “One day at a time”.

Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 441 So. Main St.,(Rt.28) West Bridgewater on Monday, November 4th at 9:30AM thence to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 103 Center St., Bridgewater where a funeral Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 11:00AM. Private cremation to follow. Calling hours Sunday from 2:00PM to 7:00PM.

In lieu of flowers
EB Hope

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2:00 PM 11/3/2019 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/3/2019 7:00:00 PM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home - West Bridgewater

441 S Main St.
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Russell & Pica Funeral Home - West Bridgewater
441 S Main St. West Bridgewater 02379 MA
United States





11:00 AM 11/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church

103 Center Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324

St. Thomas Aquinas Church
103 Center Street Bridgewater 02324 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

EB Hope

Bridgewater Youth Soccer Association


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