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Dr. Richard J. Milligan, DMD

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, from 4 – 8 p.m. for Dr. Richard J. Milligan, DMD, who died after a long & arduous illness at Genesis of Wakefield Center on Saturday, May 11th, at 64 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, May 17th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church (250 Revere St.), Revere, at 10 a.m.  Born in South Boston, the family moved to Arlington early in his youth where he attended schools.  He is a 1967 alumnus of Arlington High School, the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1971, & was an alumnus of the Goldman School of Dentistry at Boston University in 1977.  In 1977, he set up practice in Watertown & remained there until 1989.  Following a tragic accident in 1989, the effects of which ended his dentistry career.  Dr. Milligan lived in Revere for the past 38 years & was a member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club of East Boston, the Revere Broadsound Tuna Club, & the New England Charter Boat Captains’ Association.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Kathleen A. (O’Donnell) Milligan.  He is the Devoted father of Karen A. Milligan-Frost, R.N. & her husband, Matthew, of Arlington.  He is the dear Brother of: Robert Milligan & his wife Dorothy of Clearwater, FL, Kevin Milligan & his wife June of Stoneham, John Milligan & his wife Katherine of Sandwich, & Brian Milligan of Ipswich. He is the Son of the late Robert & Edna (Hagen) Milligan. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.


Will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031.

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  1. Dorothy and Michael V. Iudice
    May 17 2013

    Please accept my thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this time. Sincerely, Dorothy Iudice

  2. Dorothy and Michael V. Iudice
    May 17 2013

    Dear Kathy and Karen, I was so sorry to read about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Try to remember all your good times. Sincerely, Dorothy

  3. Dean Marcotullio
    May 15 2013

    Doc was a very nice guy and a good friend who will be sadly missed. He had a good heart and was a very well respected man. I had a lot of laughs with him while fishing on his boat numerous times. May god bless you Doc and grant you eternal peace. Your friend Dean

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