648 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-845-6226
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Richard Fairbanks

Richard H. Fairbanks

Wednesday, May 31st, 1939 - Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
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Obituary

Richard H. Fairbanks, 81, of Auburn, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 3, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves his wife Susann M. (Burnell) Fairbanks; his children, Cynthia Courchaine and her husband Roy, of Auburn, Christine Goodrich and her husband David, of Auburn, Richard H. Fairbanks and his wife Shari, of Leicester; a step-daughter, Robin (Conkey) Burnell, of Sutton; 13 grandchildren: Roy, Nicole, David, Dalton, Drew, Logan, Amber, Sara, Christopher, Andrew, Danielle, Teresa, and Kaitlyn; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Joan Fairbanks, of Auburn; and Mary Jane Urban of Worcester as well as several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, the late Henry M. Fairbanks, Jr. and Lillian (Smith) Fairbanks, Richard was predeceased by his first wife, Carole J. (Devio) Fairbanks, his brother, Robert Fairbanks, and his grandson, Tyler Johnson.

Born, raised, and educated in Worcester, Richard was a graduate of Worcester Boys Trade High School, where he studied Cabinet Making. He went on to work for Clark University for over forty years before retiring in 2002. He also worked at the former Bethany Church.

In his free time, Richard enjoyed playing cards, flea markets, the dog track, watching all sports, and collecting his Jim Beam Whiskey bottles.

Richard’s family would like to thank the staff at Salmon Hospice of Grafton and Milford, as well as the staff of Beaumont Rehabilitation in Northborough for their kind and compassionate care.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Mr. Fairbanks’ family between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA, followed by burial at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 | 10:30am - 12:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Location
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    Address
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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  • Interment

    Location
    Worcester County Memorial Park
    Address
    217 Richards Avenue
    PAXTON, MA 01612
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John

Posted at 10:57pm
Fairbanks family so sorry for your lost. Working with Rich for almost 30 years was always a joyful experience.
Again so sorry JohnB
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