Richard T. Dral

ATHOL/BARRE — Richard T. “Rocky” Dral, 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus surrounded by his family. Richard suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for 11 years and remained at home until the last two years when he received care at Quabbin Valley Nursing Home in Athol.

He leaves his wife, Susan; three daughters, Jennifer, Jessica and Kristina; a brother, Robert and his wife, Debbie; and a grandson, Dakota. Richard loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. A weekend never went by without him enjoying what he loved. He was also a Patriots and Red Sox fan and enjoyed NASCAR.

Funeral services will be private in Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 South Barre Rd., Barre. Donations may be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104; or the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

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