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Richard “Dick” Tatarunis of Tyngsboro, MA

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Richard “Dick” Tatarunis, 69 of Tyngsboro, MA, passed away peacefully at the High Pointe Hospice House, Haverhill.
He was born in Lawrence, MA the son of Mary (Lukshevich) Tatarunis.
Dick graduated from Lawrence High School with the class of 1969 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Lowell State College in Political Science. He retired from Mobil Gas Station as a manger and had previously worked at Prudential Life Insurance as a manager and agent. Dick was also a well-known horse trainer at the Foxboro and former Rockingham race tracks.
Mr. Tatarunis enjoyed horse racing, going to various casinos, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Janet L. (Langlois) Tatarunis of Tyngsboro, MA., son, Jeff Tatarunis and his wife Deborah of Nashua, NH., daughter Tara Stevens and her husband Bryon of Pelham, NH., siblings, Robert Tataronis and his wife Anne Marie of Methuen, MA., and Judy Entwistle and her husband Jim of Methuen, MA., five grandchildren, Isabel Diaz, Gerard Stevens, Lilliana Stevens, Wyatt Stevens, Sawyer Tatarunis as well as several nieces and nephews.

At his request, all funeral services were private. Burial took place in the Lithuanian Cemetery in Haverhill. Arrangements are by the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA 01863. Online guestbook is available at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

12 Condolences for Richard “Dick” Tatarunis of Tyngsboro, MA

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    Sara Pereira

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    Janet and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Nadine Busnach

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    Dear Janet and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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    Ed Silva

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    Dear Janet and family, Sorry for your loss.

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    Jack Neary

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    I was on the LSC baseball team with Dick in the seventies, served as his catcher for a number of games. Condolences to his family. Rest In Peace, Dick…

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    Donna Reed

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    To Janet, children and family: I was saddened to learn of Dick’s passing. I will say a prayer that he will Rest in Peace forevermore, and my wish is for you to find the strength to cope with your loss.

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    gary sullivan

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    Dick, Always teased you about your fastball having a rise in the middle, you we’re a great teammate, and always enjoyed being around you.
    My condolences to the entire family.

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    JOHN MURPHY

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    In addition to being a dependable “workhorse” pitcher on our Lowell State College baseball team of the early 70’s, you could always count on Dick for a laugh and a smile. He was a great teammate and a solid competitor on the baseball diamond. My condolences to the entire family…………..rest in peace, Dick.

    John Murphy
    Peachtree City, GA

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    Daniel Kennedy

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    Janet and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Dick…

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    Bob Boehm

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    Dick was a freshman when I was a senior at Lowell State College. Dick played from 1970-1973. He is in the LSC Record Book numerous times for career games pitched, complete games, innings pitched, strike outs and ERA.
    May he rest in peace.

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    Linda Larsen

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    Janet and family, I was so sorry to hear the news about Dick’s passing. I am thinking of you Janet and keeping you all in my prayers.

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    Kerry and Frank

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    Janet, Frank and I send our deepest condolences and will keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time.

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    Jim & Ramona Kopacz

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    Dear Judy & Jim, and all of Dickie’s loved ones — We fondly remember our days working together at Bachmann’s Catering, Dickie giving us our first shot at learning the harness horse racing business, and attending his baseball games. We had a blast, and to this day use the cooking/hosting skills learned as well as becoming first a trainer/driver on the New England Circuit, then the horse identifier/equipment manager into currently the paddock judge at The Meadowlands Racetrack. We even still have an autographed game ball from Dickie….. You and he will continue in our thoughts and prayers, since we are very honored that we had the privilege of crossing paths on our Life Journeys. Our most sincere sympathy for your loss.
    All the best for health, safety, and true community during the pandemic and beyond, Jim & Ramona K.

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