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In Remembrance of Richard (Dick) B. MacNevin (June 19, 1941 – January 16, 2024)

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Richard (Dick) B. MacNevin’s Funeral is Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Brockton, followed immediately by a collation in the Vestry.

Richard B. MacNevin passed away peacefully on January 16, 2024 in Lakeland, FL at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Arlene (Peterson) MacNevin. Richard was born on June 19, 1941 to Byron E. & Laura (Lutton) MacNevin in Brockton, MA. A lifelong resident of Brockton, he graduated from Brockton High school in 1959. He went on to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston to study Building Construction Technology.

Richard had over 30 years of experience in all areas of construction including design. He was the Construction Supervisor and Project Manager for Lutheran Social Services of New England during the building of Emmanuel House Residence, one of the areas first assisted living facilities.

Besides golf and bowling, which he loved, “Mac” always had a passion for fishing. In 1973, he opened the Tackle Shak on Main Street in the Campello area of Brockton where he sold his custom-made fishing rods as well as other fishing supplies. Mac was a member and past Master of St. George Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Brockton. He was a past member and officer of Brockton Rotary Club as well as a past member and director of Campello Businessmen’s Association. Mac served as a Staff Sargent in the HQ Battery 3-101st Massachusetts Army National Guard from September 1963 until August 1969.

Mac met the love of his life at First Lutheran Church, where they were both confirmed, married, and raised their 2 children, Craig and Ryan. Mac and his family spent many summers at Onset Beach and eventually purchased a summer home there. For the last 5 years, Mac and Arlene began spending winters in Florida.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Arlene and their sons, Craig and his partner Kelley Morales of Brockton and Ryan and his wife Christine of Bridgewater. He was a caring and loving Grampy of grandchildren Camden, Bryce, Kaley, Amanda, Keira and Sonnie and great grandchildren Emilia and Damien.

A memorial service will be held on March 18, 2024 at First Lutheran Church, 900 Main Street, Brockton MA 02301 at 11 a.m., followed by a light luncheon in the church vestry.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Lutheran Church at 900 Main Street, Brockton MA 02301 or Boston Medical Center, Office of Development, 960 Mass Ave 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02118.