Richard R. Underhill, 88, died Monday September 17, 2018 after a long illness. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Lois B. Kraeger and Reginald B. Underhill.
Richard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Keenan) Underhill; his children Pamela Underhill of Scituate, Peter Underhill and his wife Nancy of Chelsea, Christine Dunn and her husband Brian of Kingston, Jonathan Underhill and his wife Jo Ann of Hanover, Ellen Hannon and her husband Brian of Scituate: his grandchildren, Kevin Donovan, Margaret and Sam Dunn, Matthew and Elizabeth Underhill, Ryan and Brendan Hannon; a sister, Margaret Underhill of New Canaan Ct., a sister Mary Kaufman of Westport Ct and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Katherine Donovan of Scituate and his brother, Peter K. Underhill of New Canaan Ct.
Richard was a graduate of Staples HS in Westport, Ct., Paul Smith’s College, Florida State University and completed his graduate studies in business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was employed by the US Naval Food Research & Development Facility where he assisted in implementing the in-flight feeding program for NASA. He was Director of purchasing and equipment for Dunkin’ Donuts and purchased his own franchise in Lebanon, NH. He then returned to Scituate to manage all the food service aspects of Angelo’s Supermarkets. After retiring from the food service industry, Mr. Underhill took a position at Eastern Processing in Hingham, Ma.
Richard was a member of the US Air Force during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Samson Air Force Base Veteran’s Assn., The Burtonwood Assn, the 59th Air Police Squad Assn. and The America Legion.
He enjoyed sailing, camping, traveling, gardening and volunteering.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Richard from 10:30 am-12:30 pm on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 in the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset, MA followed by a prayer service, and a graveside service at Cudworth Cemetery, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, Ma 02150 or Scituate Etrusco, 1 Common St. Scituate, Ma 02066.