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C. Richard Stockwell

November 3, 1929 — February 15, 2024



OXFORD – Clarence Richard Stockwell, 94, of Park Street, died Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. He is survived by four children, Patricia M. Stockwell of Charlton, Betty A. Rambarran and her husband Errol of Charlton, Paul R. Stockwell and his wife Angie of Fitchburg, and Sandra L. McNamara and her husband John of Medway; his half-brother Alan J. Credit; seven grandchildren, Paul, Raymond, Kelly, Jaclyn, Katherine, Jack, and Dan; seven great grandchildren, Evangelina, Ethan, Sheila, Desmond, Fiona, Calvin and Theodore; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Joyce M. (Graves); a stepfather, Henry J. Credit; a brother, Joseph Credit; and four sisters, Anna (Credit) Boudreau, Mary (Credit) Grondine, M. Jessie (Credit) Lange and Madeline (Credit) Chase. He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Viola G. Stockwell (Credit Sampson Dodd) and lived in Sutton, Millbury and Auburn before moving to Oxford in 1959. He graduated from Millbury High School in 1947 and worked as a stock clerk for a Screws & Tool Factory before entering the U.S. Army in 1951, where he served honorably as a medic on the battlefield in the Korean War.
Clarence R Stockwell, (aka Richard, Richie, Ricky, Dick, Dietrich, Grampy, Gramps, Dad and even Dickie Bird), was known and loved by many. After his discharge from the service, he got work as a truck driver eventually landing at Hemingway Trucking in Auburn where he worked for many years while raising his family. He retired in 1991 from Preston Trucking and afterwards enjoyed many winters with his wife Joyce in Lake Wales, Florida. A sports enthusiast, always athletic and active himself, he played in a town softball league, loved ice fishing and body surfing in the ocean when he was young and even became a golfer in his retirement years. He loved to stop and talk with anyone and everyone to joke and gossip. He was independent and self-sufficient until his last days living life the way he wanted, always with a laugh and a libation.

A graveside service will be private at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.

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