STURBRIDGE/CHARLTON — Richard K. ‘Dick’ Mosher, Sr., 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, March 10.

He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, June A. (Guinee) Mosher, a son Robert Mosher of Worcester, 3 daughters, MaryJane O’Meara of Southbridge, Kathy Nichols of Sturbridge and her husband Barry, Wendy Erskine of Sturbridge and her husband Reginald, 5 grandchildren, Keith Nichols, Corey Nichols, Kimberly Nichols, Shane Erskine, Ashely Erskine and 4 great grandchildren, Mason Nichols, Austin Nichols, Emma Nichols and Myah Foley and a sister, Sheila LeClair.

He was predeceased by his son, Richard K. Mosher, Jr., his mother, Pearl Ziak and his brother Thomas Maher.

Dick enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1954 and served until 1957. He was a member of the Charlton Lions Club.

He had an entrepreneurial spirit and was never afraid to try new things. He owned and operated Moe’s Aquarium and Pet Shop for 10 years and then opened Puppy Land in Worcester. He worked for Wright Line Manufacturing Co. in the research and development department for many years. In 1975 he bought land in Charlton and created Rocking “M” Ranch & Outings and later Neewollah’s Haunted Forest. He lived there with his wife until he retired in 2004 and moved to Sturbridge Retirement Co-op. He had 14 wonderful years there.

His hobbies were painting, wood carving, fishing, horseback riding, darts and playing cards and traveling.

He was happiest traveling with his wife and hanging out with his family.

Calling Hours will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6-8 PM at the Robert J. Miller-Charlton Funeral Home, 175 Old Worcester Rd. in Charlton.

Dick’s Funeral will be Thursday, March 15, with a Mass at 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Church, 446 Main St., Southbridge (Kindly meet at the Church), burial with Military Honors will follow at West Ridge Cemetery in Charlton.

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