Webster – Richard “Dick” Tetreault died on August 3, 2020 at age 87; he was the son of the late Leo P. Tetreault and Stella (Stelmaszek) Tetreault; he was born in Oxford, MA.
Richard is survived by his daughters Linda Jarmolowicz of Thompson, CT, Deborah Renaud and her husband Edmond of East Providence, RI, Jennifer Gile, and John Wilbur of Dayville, CT, and a son Richard Tetreault and Gloria of Woonsocket, RI; he has seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; he has a brother Leo Tetreault of Florida and was predeceased by his brother Walter Tetreault of Woonsocket, RI.
Richard is also survived by three step children: Lorraine Tatro, Victoria Devish, and Perry Tatro and predeceased by Christopher Tatro and Michael Tatro and seven step grandchildren.
In 1951, Richard began his textile career as a loom fixer at Crown Manufacturing in South Attleborough, MA and then at Millcraft in Brooklyn, NY for five years. When Richard moved back to RI, he owned and operated the Club Café Nightclub in Manville, RI from 1959-1960; he worked at Providence Pyle in Grafton, MA and Steven Linen in Dudley, MA.
Richard “Dick” Tatreault spent most of his career working as a weaving superintendent in textiles mills in CT, MA, and RI. In the late 1960’s he was an excellent weaver and dresser attendant. Facts and Fiber magazine wrote an article about weavers, in which they talked about Dick’s knowledge about the textile industry and of his ability as an exceptional supervisor.
Dick became a weaving superintendent at Sparling Mills in North Scituate, RI, Angus Park in Hanover, CT, and Eastbrook Textiles in Dalton, MA; he was a shift overseer at Charlton Woolen in Leicester, MA, Stanley Woolen in Uxbridge, MA, and Anglo Fabric in Webster, MA; he was also a loom technician in the engineering department in charge of the fly shuttle loom at the Draper Corporation in Hopedale, MA. When Draper closed, Dick went to work at Lusigna Corporation in Linwood, MA, afterwards he finished his career at Fabian Woolen in Fabian, CT until his retirement. Dick had a good working relationship with the owner John Thomas. Every textile mill Dick worked for is no longer in business.
Dick’s family is grateful for his wonderful neighbors and friends: Dave, Linda, Kyle, Richard, and Steve. Dick will be sadly missed by his family and beloved dog “Smitty”.
Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street Webster, MA.
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