Richard "Richie" Lee Preston Jr, age 47, of Northampton died at his residence on early Wednesday morning October 9, 2019 after a brief illness.
He was born in Northampton on September 15, 1972 and was the son of the late Dawn Lorraine (Decker) Neumann and Richard Lee Preston Sr. Richie was educated in the local public schools and graduated from Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School in 1990. He worked for Look Park in Northampton for a period of time with the grounds department. Richie enjoyed his free time fishing and was a member of the Star Light Center in Florence.
He is survived by his loving grandmother; Marylou (Nolan) Decker of Northampton, father; Richard Lee Preston Sr, step father; James Donald Neumann of Easthampton, uncle; Edward Raymond Decker of Northampton, aunt; Delores (Decker) Belmore and uncle Steven Belmore of Northampton, aunt; Doreen (Decker) Boyer of Vermont and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides being predeceased by his mother Dawn on April 25, 2016, Richie was also predeceased by his grandfather; Edward Christian Decker on April 16, 2014. All services for Richie will be private and at the convenience of his family.
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Florence Star Light Center
251 Nonotuck Street, Florence MA 01062