Richard L. Contorelli, Sr., 83, of Methuen passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Boston Medical Center. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Santo and Concetta (Laorenza) Contorelli.
Raised and educated in Methuen, Richard was a graduate of Searles High School and also Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was an engineer and worked in risk management for the insurance industry in Boston.
Richard was a member of the Knights of Columbus # 4027 of Methuen and the Arlington Social Club. He enjoyed candlepin bowling, shooting pool, horseracing, playing 45s and Cribbage. He was also an avid fan of the New England Patriots and Red Sox.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sandra L. (Hamlin) Contorelli and his son, Richard L. Contorelli, Jr.
Richard is survived by his children, Donna M., Mark J., and David W. Contorelli, all of Methuen; brother, Raymond Contorelli of Nevada; sister, Linda Contorelli and her companion David Cormier of Methuen; grandchildren, Anthony Devine, Nathan, and Matthew Contorelli.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.