Richard J. “Dick” Amber

February 28th, 2013

Richard J. Amber, “Dick”, age 73, of Billerica, formerly of Wilmington and Somerville, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 23, 2013.  Dick was the beloved husband of Marion A. (Whitney) Amber, dear son of the late Joseph and Helen (Lewis) Amber, step-father of Lorie Scafiddi & Rob Toppi of Billerica, and U. S. Army Sgt. Frank & Sommer Scafiddi of Moberly, MO, grandfather of Ronnan, Katelyn, Madyson, and Emmalee, brother of Olive & Gerry Katz of New Ipswich, NH, Pauline & Bob MacDonald  of Malden, MA, Carol Ann & Robert Heinzman of Ocean Shores, WA, and Kenneth Amber of NH.  Dick is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins.
Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Dick’s life on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  In lieu of flowers donations in Dick’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA  01701.  Dick was a U. S. Army Veteran, Retired Captain of the Somerville Auxillary Fire Dept., and Retired employee of the Belmont Hill School.  Arrangements under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington


3 Entries in Guest Book for “Richard J. “Dick” Amber”

  1. John Connelly says:

    I am truly sad to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a great and generous man. He volunteered thousands of hours serving the Somerville citizens on the Somerville Auxiliary Fire Dept. He had compassion and sincerity for people and was a great officer in the S.A.F.D. Many of the members he trained over the years moved on to become career fire fighters. I only wish my health was better so I could be there.

  2. Ron Richard says:

    I have many fond memories of Dick from the Auxiliary days.. When I was accepted I was assigned to Thursday nights, a great night to be there! For years it was Dick, Frank, Arthur and myself followed by a revolving door of others that joined us on that night.
    Dick would always have a laugh or a gag but always had a serious side.
    I am unable to attend services due to flying home from Indianna.
    My thoughts are with Dick and the family.

  3. Beverly (Mercer) OConnell says:

    Marion, I am very sorry for your loss. I know how difficult the last few months have been for you. I hope you can find peace in cherishing the memories you shared and remember him when he was healthy and happiest. He is now at peace. Bev

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