Richard Jankauskas

Richard Jankauskas

Wednesday, April 20th, 1960 - Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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BARRE- Richard Paul Jankauskas,60, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 31,2021.

Richard was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Nicholson) Jankauskas. He was a lifelong resident of Barre and graduated from Quabbin Regional High School in 1978. He worked 30 years as a working foreman for the Barre Department of Public Works, retiring in 2015. He served 30 years as a volunteer firefighter, 10 years as a member of the Board of Selectmen, and 2 years on the finance committee. 

Richard was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, and enjoyed taking his friends out on his boat to fish and to learn about nature. For several years he participated as a volunteer in the Special Olympics, taking people with intellectual disabilities out in his boat on the Quabbin Reservoir to enjoy a day of fishing. 

Richard especially loved charter fishing on FV Nor' Easter in Kennebunkport, Maine with his dear friend Captain Michael Perkins, who will be honoring Richard with a burial at sea in the near future. Richard enjoyed talking and spending time with his friends, who are too many to mention, but they know who they are.

Richard leaves behind his partner of 31 years, Kathleen Howard; children, Krissie Thomas, Raymond Howard and his wife Laurie, and Jeffrey Howard; grandchildren, Tyler, Sadie, Odin, Sophia, Nikoli, and Lola Howard; sisters, Catherine Ericson, Nancy Collett, Kimberly Salvadore, and sister-in-law Kate Jankauskas; nieces and nephews Adam, Tyler, Kelly and Heidi Jankauskas, Heather Hagerty, David Ericson, Dawn Ericson-Taylor, Jennifer Favreau, Christopher Parsons, Jamie Parse, Sarah Bourque, Michael and Nicholas Paydos, Jessica and James Gallery, Hannah, Grace and Jacob Salvadore, all whom he loved very much. Richard is predeceased by his brothers Edward and Thomas (his soulmate), and sisters, Elizabeth Aiken and Janet Gallery. He will be missed by all.

Friends and family are invited to attend memorial calling hours on Wednesday, April 14,2021 from 5-8PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S. Barre Rd. In Barre. Burial will be private.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the JDRF or Barre Sportsman's Club, P.O. Box 111, Barre, MA 01005
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Lynn and Philip Sheridan

Posted at 05:51pm
We are truly sorry to hear of Rich’s sudden passing . He was such a good guy and will surely be missed by many
With respect and sadness
Phil and Lynn Sheridan and Family

Tim Bishop

Posted at 04:12pm
I wish that I could say that Richie was my most dearest friend but I feel that every one else could say the same thing, so that seems very selfish. I do know that I can say that he was the greatest person and the best outdoorsman that I have ever known. Hands down, no one even in the same league.
Our days with Richie on the Quabbin with the kids are legendary and spoken with great reverence in our house hold and some of my best days on the golf course were spent with Richie.
I Just wish he would have been able to start that Hot Dog Stand - Jank's Frank's.
To all his family that he loved and spoke about often, I am sorry for your lose. For all his friends from Petersham CC, we will miss him dearly and he will be remember with a smile and for the world as we know it, we lost a great human being that will never be replicated.

Bettyanne Parsons & family

Posted at 11:09pm
My warmest condolences to the Jankauskas family
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Nancy, Heather, Heidi and family

Posted at 06:23pm
Always in our thoughts
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Jeff and Pearl Witt

Posted at 10:12am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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