Richard D. "Doc" Ferreira


Richard D. “Doc” Ferreira, a native son of Oak Bluffs and most recently a resident of Church Hill, Tenn., died on June 16, 2015, following an extended illness. He was 76.

Richard was born on Jan. 11, 1939, in Oak Bluffs, the son of Richard and Alice Sylvia Ferreira.

He spent 25 years in the U.S. Navy as a medevac doctor, serving with the U.S. Marines. He loved spending time and playing bingo with his family and friends. He enjoyed panning for gold. He spent a lot of time working with his hands.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lynne-Marie Ferreira.

Richard is survived by his children Tina and Mel Dilts of Orange Park, Fla., and their two children, Angie and Danny Headd of Church Hill, Tenn., Daniele and Aaron Day of Lompoc, Calif., and their four children, and Katie-Marie and Christopher Carpenter of Athens, Pa., and their child, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by three brothers and three sisters: Delby Ferreira of Nevada, Ronnie and his wife Nancy Ferreira of Massachusetts, and youngest brother Anthony Ferreira, of Martha’s Vineyard; his sister Sandra Healy of Martha’s Vineyard, Judy and her husband Donald Pacheco of Martha’s Vineyard, and his youngest sister Norma and her husband Max White, also of Massachusetts, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Richard’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.