Richard R LaneApril 15, 1923 ~ November 6, 2017 (age 94)
Westfield-Richard Rhodes Lane, 94, of Westfield, died Monday November 6, 2017 at the Soldiers Home in Holyoke. He was born in Jamaica Plains/Boston. Son of the late Robert B. and Caroline (Rhodes) Lane. He graduated from Westfield High School in 1942.Richard was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran, serving in Panama and the South Pacific. He was Past Commander of the American Legion Post 454 and VFW Post 1847. Richard worked at Cantell’s Foods as a Meat Cutter and manager for 24 years. In 1972, he studied for and passed an exam for the Mass Department of Public Health and worked as a Food and Drug Inspector for 17 years. Richard was predeceased by his wife Virginia who died in 1985 and his twin brother who died in 1998. He is survived by two beloved daughters Anne-Marie and her husband John of Westfield and Elizabeth and her husband Matt of Granville. He is also survived by his beloved grandson Ben and his wife Alecia and two great grandchildren James and Lilly. A Calling hour will be Thursday morning Nov. 9th from 9:30 -10:30 AM at Firtion-Adams Funeral Service followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 11 AM. Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Soldiers Home in Holyoke 110 Cherry St. Holyoke, MA 01040. firtionadams.com.