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Richard J. Comey

November 18, 1919 - May 17, 2009

Richard Jackson Comey, 89, of Concord, Mass., formerly of Weston, Mass. and Stowe, Vermont died Sunday May 17, 2009 at his Concord home. He was the beloved husband of 64 years of Charlotte (McPherson) Comey.

Born in Cambridge on November 18, 1919 he was the son of the late Arthur C. and Eugenia (Jackson) Comey. He was a graduate of Milton Academy and attended Harvard University.

During World War II, he served as a Major in the United States Army Air Corps. Mr. Comey was a decorated B-24 pilot, who flew fifteen missions in the European theatre of operations, including the famous Ploesti air raid on the oil fields in Romania on August 1, 1943.

He was a resident of Weston from the 1940's until the late 1970's where he and Mrs. Comey raised their three sons. He moved to Stowe, Vermont in the late 1970's and resided there until moving to Newbury Court in Concord, Mass. in 2004.

Mr. Comey retired after many years as an independent financial advisor and analyst.

He was a member of the Longwood Cricket Club. An avid skier into his 80's, he was a member of the Drifters Ski Club and Comey's Comets. He also enjoyed piloting glider planes.

In addition to his wife Charlotte, survivors include two daughters-in-law, Elizabeth Reid of Concord, Mass and Nance Comey of Stowe, Vermont, a granddaughter Laura Comey, a grandson Charles Comey and his wife Erica McIninch and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Richard Jackson Comey Jr., the late David MacPherson Comey and the late Robert Messinger Comey and the brother of the late Katherine C. Morris.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 23rd at 11 am in the Duvall Chapel of Deaconess Abundant Life Community, Deaconess Road, Concord.

Private interment will be in the family burial plot in Linwood Cemetery, Weston, Mass.

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Posted: 7/8/2009


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