Dr. Richard D. Houghton
Dr. Richard D. Houghton, 70, died October 12, 2016, at his home in Quincy. "Dick" was a devoted son, brother, husband and father throughout his prime years. After graduation from Boston State College, he was a teacher at Abington Jr. High School in Mass., and teacher at Walpole and Concord State prisons before graduating from New England College of Optometry in 1975. He joined the practice of Dr. Robert Moody in Waterville, Maine, beginning a long and distinguished career serving his patients and establishing Kennebec Eye Care. Nicknamed "The Captain", he loved leading outdoor activities including boating on China Lake, campfires, and surrounding himself with friends and family. Dick was a quiet, confident and introspective man who spoke most lovingly through his actions. Richard is survived by his mother, Mary M. Houghton of Quincy; son, Richard and daughter-in-law Yulia Houghton; son, Charles Houghton, wife Rosemary G. Houghton; granddaughters, Sarianna and Miroslava Houghton; brother, Donald and sister-in-law Lynne Houghton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian burial Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Quincy. Visiting hour prior to Mass from 9-10 a.m. in the Lydon Chapel for Funerals, 644 Hancock Street, Quincy. Interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Memorial Healing Garden of HVWA, 304 Maine Street, Waterville, ME 04901.
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