Robert H. Read, 56, died at his home on Thursday, October 17, 2002, after an illness. He was born in Framingham, Ma. the son of the late Gordon and Evelyn (Lane) Read.
A life long residence of Holliston, he was a graduate of Wentworth Institute, then started working for Valpey Fisher Corp. as a independent contractor for many years before starting his own business know as R & R Landscape. He also worked for Holliston Oil in the off season for 26 years. He was an avid coin and rock collector, a Civil War historian, an instructor at the Holliston Rifle Association, member of the Holliston Sportsman Club,commissioner for the Holliston Park & Recreation Dept., coached the Holliston High JV”s
and Little League, played in the Framingham Symphony and enjoyed going to Plain Ridge horse track.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea (Lareau) Read; his son, James E. Read and his friend, Lyra Sawzin; two daughters, Karen Read and her friend, Scott DeGanne, Lauren Read and her friend, William DiCario; a sister, Barbara Goulding and her husband, Raymond all of Holliston. He also leaves behind his nieces, Erin and Traci Goulding of Holliston, Erin Lareau of Hopkinton, Jennifer Lareau of Oxford; his nephews, Thomas Goulding of Holliston, Thomas Lareau and Benjamin Lareau of Oxford.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at 10 A.M. in the Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington St. Holliston, with The Reverend Ernest Batten of the First Baptist Church of Holliston officiating. Burial will follow at Lake Grove Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, from 5 to 8 P.m. Donations in his memory may be sent to MSPCA % Nevins Farm Equine Center, 400 Broadway St., Methuen. Ma. 01844