Richard Cushing Merigan, who leaves family in Bourne, died June 10 in Brewster. He was 71.
He was born in Quincy, the son of Helen (Murray) Merigan and William Henry Merigan, and was baptized by Richard Cardinal Cushing, which was an honor at the time. He grew up in Abington, graduating from Abington High School in 1966.
For many years, Mr. Merigan worked in the financial services industry in Boston. After moving to Harwich, he managed a paint and wallpaper business before joining Shaw’s Supermarkets.
He was known for his quick-witted observations on subjects like sports and politics.
An accomplished athlete in his younger years, he excelled at baseball. An avid sports fan, he cheered on all the local sports teams, both college and professional, closely following the Brewster Whitecaps and attending many Cape League games.
He leaves three children and their families, Leighanne Smith and her husband, Scott Smith, and their children, Daniel Deering, Aiden Smith and Blakely Smith, all of Harwich; Christopher Merigan and his wife, Nicole Merigan, and their son, Ryder Merigan, all of Centerville; and Jessica Merigan Hawkins and her husband, Joshua Hawkins, of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
He also leaves his six siblings, Edward Merigan of Dennis, William Merigan of Rochester, New York, Paula Glennon of Harwich, Maryann Merigan of Watertown, Christine Dorman of Sagamore Beach and Frances Merigan of San Jose, California.
Services will be private.