Dawley, Richard A.

March 10, 1940 - February 12, 2014

Richard Allen Dawley succumbed to cancer and pulmonary fibrosis Wednesday, February 12, at the age of 64, in Dallas, Texas.

A wake will be held at Aria Funeral Home, 10116 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238, on Sunday, March 2, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with a Rosary Service to be held at 5:00 p.m.

The funeral mass will be at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Rd., Dallas, TX 75228, on Monday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m.

He is survived by his son, Joseph Dawley, his daughter, Christa Montague, and his two granddaughters, Katarina and Isabella Montague. He is also survived by his brother, David Dawley, who resides in New Hampshire.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Dawley, and his parents, Teresa Burkhardt Dawley and Frank Dawley.

Richard was born and raised in New Hampshire, but spent most of his adult life in Texas. He was well-known for his wicked sense of humor and keen observations about human nature. Richard was a devoted grandfather, who rarely missed one of his granddaughters’ soccer games or school plays. He was also a loyal friend, known for his honesty and generosity of spirit.

Arrangements are under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238


2 replies on “Dawley, Richard A.”

John & Betty Burkhardt says:

Our deepest sympathies from the Burkhardt clan in Connecticut.

Denice McDonald says:

Richard helped me rescue my first, all my own, dog! A 10 pound co-dependent yorkshire terrier. We had so much LOVE for the little dog, I actually began letting Richard take him for the weekend occassionally. When that went so well,we actually began sharing custody of The Guffman, with the “pimp-daddy” walk! That is just one of very many fond memories We shared together. Thank you Richard and thank you Guffman for bringing me such pure Love and joy!

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