SCALES—Richard L., of Braintree, formerly of Westwood, passed away after a brief illness November 6, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen P. (Moclaire) Scales. Loving father of Richard M. of Braintree, William D. of Jamaica Plain, Kathleen M. and her husband David Lefcourt of Westwood, Sarah E. of Milton, Ryan R. and Kerri L. of Brooklyn, NY, Margaret J. of Falls Church, VA, and James W. of St. Louis, MO. Grandfather of Sean T. Scales and Moclaire J. Lefcourt. Loving Brother of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Stowers and her husband Joseph of Pocasset, Robert H. Scales Jr. and his wife Lilly of Arlington, and the late John T. Scales and his wife Susan of Westwood. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A 1956 graduate of Milton High School, Richard went on to study accounting and worked for the family business, R.H. Scales Company, for over 50 years. Richard lived in Westwood for 35 years, where he and his late wife raised their family. An athlete at heart, he continued to play competitive sports late in life.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St. (off Route 109) Westwood on Monday Nov. 10th from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday morning Nov. 11th at 10am in St. Margaret Mary Church, Westwood. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02215 or to The Home for Little Wanderers, Development Department 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135, www.thehome.org.