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Richard A. "Flash" Harper

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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FRAMINGHAM: Richard A. "Flash" Harper, 82, of Marlborough and a former longtime resident of Framingham, died peacefully Wed. Feb. 6, 2019 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham. He was predeceased by his loving companion of 38 years, Marguerite E. Waugh who died November 4, 2017. He was the brother of the late Marilyn Dingley, Charles D. Harper, Jr. and James R. Harper., and is survived by 2 nephews: David Dingley of Northboro and Russell Dingley of Marlborough; his stepchildren: Steven T. Waugh of Marlborough, Cheryl A. Degnan, Robert W. Waugh and Lynn E. Waugh, all of Framingham; 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Charles D. and A. Frances (Fairbanks) Harper. A graduate of Framingham High School with the Class of 1954, he served two enlistments in the US Army from 1954-1957 and 1961 to 1964 before being honorably discharged. Flash worked for the US Postal Service for 35 years before retiring. An avid bowler, he appeared on the Don Gillis television show "Candlepin Bowling" and enjoyed a life membership at Marlborough Country Club. He was also a Life Member of the Framingham Elks Lodge, BPOE #1264.

Visiting hours are Monday Feb. 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. A service celebrating his life will be held Tuesday Feb. 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with burial following at Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove St., Framingham. For memorial page, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, February 11th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Boyle Brothers Funeral Home
    173 Union Avenue
    FRAMINGHAM, MA 01702
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Boyle Brothers Funeral Home
    173 Union Avenue
    FRAMINGHAM, MA 01702
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  • Interment

    Edgell Grove Cemetery
    Grove Street
    FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701
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Posted at 10:03am
Flash was one in a million. A great gentleman, and golf partner. A joy to have around, and a hard worker always giving 110% at all he did around the MCC. He respected everyone and thus got their respect in return. He has been deeply missed these past few years, and there will be a permanent empty spot now.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Tom Boland & Family

Susan & Jim Howard

Posted at 07:52am
To Flash's family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. He was a great man, a loving companion to my Aunt and an awesome step father to my cousins, he will be sadly missed but never forgotten. He always had a smile on his face and I will never forget him. May he rest in peace in the arms of the love of his life and suffer no more.
Godspeed Flash, until we all meet again.
With all our love & sympathy,
Susan (Waugh) & Jim Howard

Patti Chambless

Posted at 03:27pm
My deepest condolences......

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