Richard A. (Dick) Chacos
Richard A. (Dick) Chacos 82, of Milford, NH, passed away April 8, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Nashua, NH, on April 26, 1931, to George and Olivette (Marquis) Chacos.
Dick is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley L. (Stickney) Chacos; two sons, Michael of Milford, NH and David and Veronica of Tampa, FL; two daughters, Marguerite (Peg) and Mark Williams of Greenfield, NH and Lori and Mark Cook of Claremont, NH.
Dick had 20 grandchildren and 24 great-
grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine and Williams Lang of NC and Carole Chacos of Merrimack, NH; one brother, Edward Chacos of Nashua, NH. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Thomas; four sisters, Dolores Farfield Lapaul, Janet Pappathan Hughes, Alice Marquis Sullivan and Mildred Welch.
Dick was a graduate of Nashua High School in 1949. He served in the National Guard and Army Reserves. He was a special officer for the Milford and Brookline Police Deparments. He worked 34 years for PSNH before moving to Florida where he worked security for Time Warner and America II. He returned to Milford after retiring in 2002.
Dick’s love of music and singing opened the world to him and his family. He sang with his siblings in the church choir and the high school chorus. He was a lifetime member of the SPEBSQSA Society of Barbershop Singing. He was the director of the Granite Statesman Chorus and The St. Petersburg Florida Chorus. He directed the Sweet Adeline Profile Chorus of Bedford, NH, and the Liberty Bells of Arlington, MA. He was past president of the Association of International Champions and sang lead in 6 Quartets, most notably, “The Four Statesman,” the 1967 International Barbershop Champions. He performed on 2 USO tours, at Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, every state in the union, 12 foreign countries and on television representing the SPEBSQSA.
In July 1968, the town of Milford for the first in its history, honored him with “Richard A. Chacos Day” and he is mentioned in the Milford Historical Society. A memorial service and committal was held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Milford, NH.
In lieu of flowers, contribution can be made in his name to the St. Joseph Home & Hospice Care, 24 N. River Road, Milford, NH or Harmony Foundation International, 110 Seventh Ave. North, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203.