Richard L. Paine Sr.

Born: Tue., Sep. 14, 1937
Died: Wed., Feb. 27, 2013

Private Interment

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Richard L. Paine Sr., 75, of Westminster, MA, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at UMass Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Fitchburg, son of the late Leon and Mary (Carter) Paine. He lived in Fitchburg before moving to Westminster in 1955.

Dick was an engineer for Foster Grant in Leominster, and had also worked for the Town of Westminster serving as a police officer, fire fighter and dispatcher. He retired as a Captain in the Westminster Fire Department. He earned his Associates Degree in Fire Sciences from Mount Wachusett Community College.

Dick leaves his companion of 18 years, Joan Long of Westminster; three children, Richard Paine and his wife, Judy of Gardner, Lisa LaPerle and her husband, David of Winchendon, and Michael Paine of Gardner; a sister, Leanne Wood and her husband, Rod of Southwick, MA; and six grandchildren, Katie Paine, Lucas Paine, Cameron Farrell, Meghan Farrell, Eleanor Paine and Thomas Paine; as well as many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by two brothers, Douglas and David Paine.

Private graveside services will be held at Woodside Cemetery in Westminster, MA. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Westminster Fire and Rescue, 7 South Sreet, Westminster, MA 01473 in memory of Richard Paine. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster is directing arrangements.  A guest book is available at

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
The staff of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home extends our sympathy to Richard's family and friends.

Gayle Wislocki
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
Rick and Judy,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
Dave & Gayle Wislocki

Marsha (Bergevin) Alger
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
When I think of Mr. Paine..I think of a hard working man with a big smile..he would do anything for anyone...I had so many good memories of him and sharing time with the family ...his passing makes me feel like a part of my heart went with him...because he always was so thoughtful to Lisa and myself...I remember when we went to our class reunion and we came down the stairs he told us how beautiful we looked ...he was always willing to let us borrow the car...and that was a big deal back then....with only one car per household...that meant he would walk to the station..but that was okay, he was willing to make that sacrifice......most recently I would see him out and about and he still had that big smile ...I would always get a great big hug...he was a good prayers and thoughts go out to the family ....Sincerely ..Marsha

Brenda Lashua
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
May knowing others care help you through this time of sorrow.

Deb Paris
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Rest in peace Dick. Thank you for being my mother’s best friend, constant companion and loving partner for the past 18 years. You were a sweet and kind man and will be deeply missed by your friends, family and loved ones.

Chris & Bob Dwyer
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Dick you were always a great guy, so kind, caring, and compassionate. Always fun to be around and always loved hearing your past experiences every time. We miss you.

Lorinda Paine
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. It is never easy, you're in my thoughts.

Love you all.
-Lorinda Paine

Edward Brouillet (Lt. WFD retired)
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
To Family and friend,
I'm so sorry to hear of this loss, god has another great person on his team and now we have another person looking down on us. I had the pleasure of working with Dick on WFD he was just one of the best and loved what he did. He had a great heart and will be missed. As the years went by time took its toll on his body but not his spirit he always had a smile and said hi.
Rest in peace my friend rest in peace!!
Lt Edward Brouillet WFD Retired

The Akin Family
   Posted Wed March 20, 2013
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Dick. He was a staple of the community and will sorely be missed. Our thoughts are with you during this time.

Image: Suat Eman /

Copyright © 2016 Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |