Richard Burton of Westford, MA


5674 BurtonRichard  F. “Rick” Burton, 56, a resident of Westford MA, passed suddenly Tuesday evening, November 17, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, where he was surrounded by his loving family.

He was married to Pamela Burton with whom he would have celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on November 25, 2015.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of Marie Burton of Nashua, NH and the late Russell Burton. He grew up in Westford, MA and graduated from the Nashoba Valley Tech. High School with the class of 1978.

He worked as a supervisor for the Haartz Corporation of Acton, MA.

Rick enjoyed kayaking, horseshoes, and watching sports. Rick truly had a gift of being able to fix anything. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Besides his wife he is survived by son, Rick and his wife, Kelly Burton of Nashua, NH; daughter,  Amanda Burton and her fiancé, Dan Carbonneau of Nashua, NH; brother, Robert Burton of Westford, MA; sister, Debbie and her husband, Serge Dion of Hudson, NH; two grandchildren, Dylan and Nicholas Burton and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Kenneth Burton of Dracut, MA.

His Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 AM at Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA. Visitation from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


November 24, 2015
10:30 to 11:30 AM
Dolan Funeral Home


November 24, 2015
11:30 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Jean Gaudioso says:

    Pam & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Rick. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this time.

  2. Denise Stepleton says:

    Pam & family,

    I am so very, very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Know that my thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    Denise (Ayer Oil Co.)

  3. Jim Capriccio says:

    So sorry for your loss, Papa dukes was the man, loved hanging out at the house and playing horseshoes, grilling and fishing, so many great memories with the Burton family. Wonderful family, he will be greatly missed, I am so sorry, rest easy. -Jim

  4. Rita Champagne says:

    We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
    Michael, Rita, Aaron & Korianna

  5. Dave Ouellette says:

    Pam and family ,years ago Richard gave me a great job when I really needed help . He has remained a great friend since , god bless all of you .

  6. Jim Callahan says:

    So sorry for your lose. I am sure he will be missed.

  7. Peter Karabatsos says:

    Sorry for your loss Rick and Amanda Love you guys

  8. Tina says:

    I love and miss you cuz! We will all be here to help all of your family and friends through this this extremely difficult time.

  9. Rod & Carmen Lowe says:

    So sorry to hear about this sudden and terrible loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Cheryl orrin steinhsud says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a great person and will be missed by all
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of need. Rick my heart go’s out to you.

  11. Jeffrey Hillman says:

    Still in shock over his sudden Passing. Love you all. Rest easy papa dukes.

  12. Denise Theriault says:

    Words are not strong enough to explain how sorry I feel for the whole family.
    My deepest sympathy

  13. David Breault says:

    I was shocked to learn of Richard’s passing. My sincere condolences to Pamela, Rick, and the entire Burton family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Sheila Grimm says:

    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you.

  15. Pravin Sitaram says:

    We will miss Rick terribly. Wonderful human being. May His Soul Rest in Peace.
    With Deepest Sympathies

  16. Dee & Jay Carragher says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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