Dale M. Ritchey, Jr.

  • Born: November 16, 1942
  • Died: May 23, 2021
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dale M. Ritchey Jr., age 78, of Manchester, NH passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Elliot Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and five daughters. He was born November 16, 1942 in Lowell, MA the son of the late Dale, Sr. and Alice Ritchey. He is predeceased by George Ritchey, Ronald Ritchey, Jane Roberts, Ralph Ritchey and Wayne Ritchey.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Madeline T. Ritchey (Maggie) and his five daughters, Donna Bouchard and former son-in-law of 23 years Bob Bouchard both of Manchester, Lisa Marcotte and husband Ron of Salem, Maureen Alves and husband Mario of Peabody, MA, Marlene Gallant and husband Bobby of Nashua and Gail Byron and husband Rick of Dracut, MA. He also leaves behind, 10 Grandchildren (one on the way), 4 Great Grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins, a brother-in-law Red Roberts, a sister-in-law Missy Ritchey, former sister-in-law Gail Ritchey and many dear friends.

Dale cherished and loved spending time with his family. He loved cookouts and holiday gatherings. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed "singing", camping, snowmobiling and being outdoors. He loved, Nascar racing, boxing, wrestling, fishing with his grandchildren, Shuffleboard, horseshoes and was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan! He also loved animals and adored all of his pets.

He was a tractor-trailer truck driver for several years, an auto body mechanic and a shipping supervisor for ten years at Interstate Container and during his retirement, he worked part time for Jake D's in Derry as a delivery driver and loved it!

He will be dearly missed.

There will be a funeral mass on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Michael's Church, 543 Bridge St., Lowell, MA followed by committal in the Chapel at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Chelmsford, MA. At 12:30 PM, a 'Celebration of Life' luncheon will be held for family and close friends at Lenzi's, Merrimack Avenue, Dracut, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dale's name are encouraged to be sent to a charity of one's choice that supports animals.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I will miss him so much, he and the Mrs were always such a bright spot in my day.

Posted by Jane - Hooksett, NH - Acquaintance   June 03, 2021


So very sorry for the loss Dale, he always had a smile and a big wave when he saw his neighbors. I tried to get him to have a wheelchair race with me, but he always smiled !! Thank you for the wonderful memories !!!!

Posted by lori siesicki siesicki - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   May 31, 2021

Dale you are going to missed so much. I am going to remember all the memories we had together. Love you..

Posted by Paula Labonte - Dracut, MA - Family   May 30, 2021

Lisa, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. There is nothing quite like the bond between a father and daughter. May you smile and have fond memories every time you think of him. With much love and support Mr & Mrs Joe & Carol Cusato

Posted by Carol Cusato - Pelham, NH - Family   May 30, 2021

We weren't able to see each other a lot, but when when we did, I enjoyed the time spent. We always had great conversations and cracking jokes. I will miss those times, Dale.

Posted by Greg Mierzwa - BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Family   May 29, 2021

Dale you are missed every night at 5:30 I'll be thinking of you buddy. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Mike Mack - Freeport, ME - Friend   May 28, 2021

I was so sad to see this! Dale was a gem loved seeing you both when u came for an appointment or called the office for something I wish to send my condolences to you and your family in sympathy Priscilla (endocrinology)

Posted by Priscilla Giuffrida - Merrimack, NH - Acquaintance   May 27, 2021

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