Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 2, 2013

Richard Darling, 79

Sturbridge and Andover, MA — Richard H. “Dick” Darling, 79, of Sturbridge, died at home on April, 23, 2013, of natural causes.

He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Hannah (Nienburg) Darling, five children and their spouses, and eight grandchildren, Nancy Darling and her husband, Andrew Burns, and their two sons, Ian and Sean, of Oberlin, Ohio; Betty Darling and her husband, Bruce Boyson, and their two children, William and Julianna, of Sturbridge, Mass.; Carolyn Darling Walter and her husband, Peter, and their two daughters, Ashley and Genevieve, of Hampton, N.J.; Thomas Darling and his wife, Cathy Stoddard, and their two children, Owen and Joseph of Bristol, Vt.; and Wendy Darling, of Atlanta, Ga.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in the Charlton City United Methodist Church, 74 Stafford St., Charlton. Burial followed at North Cemetery in Sturbridge. There were no calling hours. Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St., Southbridge, directed arrangements. A complete obituary and an online guest book are available at