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Dr. Richard Heiligmann 02/21/2017

Dr. Richard M. Heiligmann, DMD of Greenville passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, February 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family at age 90.  He was incredibly devoted to his wife Marlene (Washburn) Heiligmann throughout over 60 years of marriage.

Born November 22, 1926 in Boston, he was a son of the late Martin and Priscilla (Evans) Heiligmann.

Dr. Heiligmann grew up in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston and has been a resident of Greenville for the past three years.  He was a 1944 graduate of Boston English High School and then served the US Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1945. 

Following the war he attended Northeastern as a pre-dental student and then graduated from Tufts Dental School.

He opened his dental practice in Medfield where he also lived many years raising his children before retiring in 1989.

Upon retirement, Dr. Heiligmann moved to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire for 15 years and later spent eight years in Middleboro before moving to Greenville.

He was active in the Republican Club of Medfield for many years and loved discussing politics.  He also belonged to the German Club in Westwood.

Dr. Heiligmann loved gardening, both vegetables and flowers. He was also an avid golfer and skier.  He loved traveling and traveled to Europe and wintered in Florida for many years.  He enjoyed fishing and boating. But most of all he enjoyed the time spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Kurt and partner Janet Kissel of South Yarmouth, Kraig of Ladys Island, SC and Kristin O’Heir and husband Ryan of North Attleboro;

A sister Priscilla Anderson of Vero Beach, FL;

Five grandchildren: Melissa, Jared, Jamie, Teddy and Emily; and a great-granddaughter: Makenzie.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 2-4 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of visiting in the funeral home at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at www.alz.org.

 

 

Comments  

#9 Wayne&maureen Heilig 2017-02-25 14:03
Through all the years of growing up in the summers in the two cottages that our families shared. The beautiful beach we played on at Lake Winnipesaukee. To the house you bought next to the wise owl I will not forget you for all those years of happiness and fun. May you rest in peace with the lord Uncle dick.
#8 jeanne hamilton 2017-02-25 12:26
He was a wonderful dentist and along with his assistant Mary Hinkley made the dental experience one that was fearless and comforting. My sympathy to his family and friends.
#7 sue paul 2017-02-25 12:03
I could not have asked for a better father in law xo sue
#6 Sherman Harvey 2017-02-25 02:38
Respected man and great dentist. I still have a mouthful of his handy work. RIP
#5 Kathy Roy 2017-02-24 23:42
Dr. Heiligmann, As a young girl you were my dentist while I lived in Medfield and Millis so long ago.You made a difference! RIP Dr. Heiligmann! May the memories that live and the love that lingers be your family's strength and comfort. With my heartfelt sympathy.....
#4 edna colcord 2017-02-24 22:08
Dr. H filled a good many of my teeth in the 1950s and cannot tell you how many later dentists commented on his fine work. He also soothed my teenage angst about overbite and crookedness by by pointing out I had a great smile and even models had irregularities. Was great advice. Condolences to his family. May he be at peace.
#3 John Spalding 2017-02-24 02:39
Your dad was my dentist for years in Medfield, when he moved to New Hampshire; I would see him often when I went to the “Wise Owl” one time during the ‘winni derby’ the dock was full at the wise owl so I decided to use your dad’s dock instead, he came out with both guns blasting ‘GET OFF MY DOCK’ once he realized who I was he invited us to his house. Your mom wanted to cook us breakfast! That’s just the kind of people they were. We always called him SNAGALTOOTH! He was a good man, He will be missed, JS
#2 Csredd 2017-02-24 02:38
I didn't know your dad Hanzy but sounds like you were a chip off the old block. I'm so sorry to hear about you and your family's loss. Hugs to you and I'll be thinking of you. I think I have and phone number because I tried to reach out. Love and miss you- Heather
#1 Pamela Tabarani 2017-02-23 22:31
I so sorry for your loss!!! Opa was agreat man!!!! May God keep him close to all your hearts!!!!! Pamela

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