Richard T. “Dick” Salmi, 74, of Rindge, NH, passed away peacefully May 16th at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH.
Richard was born in Cambridge, MA February 10, 1945 to parents Toivo and Nita Salmi. He served as a Master Freemason for 51 years at the Olive Branch Lodge in Millbury, MA.
Richard and his wife, Mary, owned and operated a furniture business in Fitzwilliam, NH for many years. He took great pride in his workmanship and in building many loyal customer relationships.
Richard will be remembered as a brilliantly smart, funny, quick witted and extremely charming man. He was known to all as a master conversationalist and story teller.
He will be greatly missed by family members, including his wife of 48 years, Mary M. Salmi; daughter Melinda Bowler and husband William Bowler, daughter Lea Chandonnet and husband Rick Chandonnet, son Erik Peterson and his wife Michelle Peterson, daughter Viki Terrien Laroche, daughter Michelle Iosua and boyfriend Faron Ducharme , and daughter Wendie Salmi and her husband Alton Lathrop. He also leaves behind his beloved Grandchildren; Cody Dwinell, Miasara McLaughlin, Zackery Iosua, Christopher Iosua, T.J Parker, Desiree Terrien, Mariah Weselovs, Jana Laroche, Corey Peterson, Desirae Burdick, Brittany Burdick, Savannah Burdick, Cassandra Burdick and several great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The American Heart Association, Masonic Education and Charity Trust, The Monadnock Humane Society, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 24th at 674 Center Road, Lyndeborough, NH at 1:00 pm.