Obituary: Richard A. Castelda – January 27, 2012

Richard A. Castelda, 77, of Southborough and formerly of Utica, NY died on Friday, January 27, at Metro West Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Jeanette (Couzen) Castelda for the past 51 years. Born in Utica, NY he was the son of the late Anthony and Pauline (Dombrawski) Castelda.

Richard was an Insurance Agent working in the Utica, NY area until he retired 14 years ago and moved to Massachusetts with his wife, where he would be closer to his children and their families. He was a member of St. Anne Church of Southborough and a Trustee for Southborough Meadows. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Richard was a wonderful, husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Kimberly Castelda and her husband Mark Kelleher of Natick; Tracy Sheth and her husband Mahesh of Ashland; his grandchildren, Maryeliz, Julianne and Alex Kelleher; Devan and Derek Sheth; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, January 30, at 12:30 PM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will be private. There will be no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to St. Jued Children’s research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Donors@stjude.org or American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701; Heart.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. To send words of condolence to the family, please go to www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.

(Obituary courtesy of Morris Funeral Home)

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