Richard C. Blagden

Richard C. Blagden

March 16th, 1931 August 27th, 2019

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Obituary for Richard C. Blagden

BLAGDEN, Richard C. "Dick" A resident of Arlington for 49 years, formerly of Watertown. Suddenly, August 27th, 2019. 88 years old. Loving husband of 62 years to Jane (Calandrella). Beloved father of Stephen Blagden of La Habra Heights, CA, Gregory and his wife Kelly of Gloucester, and Richard and his wife Eileen. Devoted grandfather of Keith, Tracy, Grant and Chase Blagden. Brother of Martha McDonough of GA, and the late Tom Blagden and Eugenia Cahill. Richard was a Korean War Army veteran. He was an Arlington Town Meeting Member, a Junior Achievement Advisor and also a member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. Known for his good humor, wit, and his story telling.

A visitation will be held at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Tuesday Sept. 3rd from 10-11 am. Funeral Mass in Saint Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester at 11:30 am. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Arlington, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Assoc., For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, Massachusetts
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    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saint Eulalia's Church
    50 Ridge Street
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    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 |
    Saint Paul's Cemetery
    Arlington, Massachusetts
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    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

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Barbara J Cahill

Uncle Dick, thank you for all you taught us and all the love and support you gave to us through the years. We are so blessed to have an uncle who cared so much about his whole family and always with a huge smile and words of encouragement. Say hello to the whole family on the other side. Till we meet again. LOVE Buzz and Barbara xoxo
Comment | Posted at 03:17pm via Condolence


Rest in Peace Uncle Dick, I hope you're dancing up a storm now! Love, Lisa
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