Richard A. "Dick" Dougherty - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Richard A. “Dick” Dougherty

July 30, 1936 - December 4, 2021

Richard A. “Dick” Dougherty, age 85, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 30, 1936, Dick worked as a yardman for Anchor Motor Freight for many years, until his retirement. He was a life member of the Minquadale Fire Company, which was his world. Dick will be forever remembered as a man who would help out anyone in need, and was admired in his community for his kindness.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his loving wife, Tula Dougherty; son, Richard “Ricky” Dougherty; and brother, Roger “Punkin” Dougherty. He is survived by his children, Renee Grajewski (Mark), Kimberly Spence, Shelly Dougherty, Wayne Lambert (Terry), and Gary Lambert; 14 grandchildren, including Kaylee Prentice, whom he raised as his daughter; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to Minquadale Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.


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14 Condolences for Richard A. “Dick” Dougherty

  • Mr. D as I would call him such A wonderful, good hearted, kind man that will be truly missed by so many. May he rest in peace.

  • I never had the opportunity to meet Dick in person but he was kind and loving to my son. I know he will miss him terribly. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  • Many memories of him n Tula friends that were always open arms and always funny my friend Tracy and family of family and friends bless I all in this time he is loved and move loved now in heaven 😍 prayers

  • So sorry to hear of his passing loved him very much and spent many nights with Paul Lambert and we spent may good times with the family One of the Good ones he was crazy how one moment in our lives can become such a wonderful memory. Fly high your wife is waiting for you

  • You were such a amazing man I’m so sorry for our family to lose another good one r.I.p you will truly be missed

  • Condolences to his family and what a great picture for his tribute. R I P Sir.
    Kathy Mangini & Family

  • My condolences to the family I’m a driver from the Lordstown Ohio yard I was in the Wilmington yard many times and remember your dad he was always very helpful god bless 🙏🙏🙏

  • Uncle Dick,cousin Shelly was a handful and you never gave up on her. Your love and support out weighed any obstacles. Shelly’s going to be loss without you but the family has her back do worry!!! You’re with many of our lost ones in peace now. Love and miss you!!!

  • I will forever miss you and remember the great grandfather you where and how caring and loving you where. Never missed a day at the firehouse and always would ride by and check on me and kids . Kids miss your candy corn already. We will forever love n miss you pop Dunk.

  • In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Watch over us angel , as you will never be forgotten. ❤️👼

  • Hey pop just watched that video I’m tearin up I kno ur up there looking down and out for everyone. This hurts my heart I was just living with u 2 years ago and now this u were a great human being, I love you pop!!! Forever and always in our heart.
    Love your grandson – William


  • Rest in peace.

  • Pop
    Throughout the years
    You have always been
    A wonderful man to me
    When I was small you took the time to
    Bounce me on your knee
    As I grew older, you were there
    I only had to call
    I knew that I could count on you
    You would never let me fall
    So many hard times in my life
    You have helped me get through
    I’m so glad god gave me
    A grandfather as special as you