Richard C. Sault Sr, 88, a long-time resident of Swanzey, died Monday, January 10th, peacefully at his home following a period of failing health.
He was born in Orange, MA, June 4, 1933, the son of Raymond Sr. and Evelyn (Kimball) Sault. After attending schools in Orange, Richard (Dick) joined the military, serving in both the Army and the Airforce. During his 6-year service in the military, Dick served his country in the Korean War.
Upon completion of his military service, Dick moved to Swanzey, NH. Dick joined the Swanzey Police Force where he served many years; ending his career as Lieutenant. Several years later, he worked as a bailiff at the Keene County Courthouse.
After many years of auto body experience, Dick started his own business, Sault’s Auto Body, in the 1970s. It was there, he was able to pass on his auto body knowledge and skill to his sons Richard Jr, Michael, and William.
Richard had many interests and hobbies including; woodworking, baseball, farming, visiting his friends at Jeannie’s, and playing music on either the keyboard or the guitar. Through these outlets, he created wonderful memories and works of art. In the woodshop, Dick crafted many beautiful items, but most memorable, his furniture, rocking horses, puzzles, and piggy banks. In later years, Dick made several items for the Swanzey Police Department. As well, Dick loved being out in the field riding his tractor during haying season with Barbara. Dick loved music and cherished his memory playing guitar with his uncle Bud. In recent years, Dick enjoyed visiting his many friends at Jeannie’s Family Diner, as he would stop by a couple of times per day. During his visits, he would visit each table to chat with his friends. Dick would often have lollipops and dog biscuits on-hand to hand out to children and dogs he met.
Survivors include his wife Barbara (Stone) Sault of Swanzey, whom he married November 10, 1969; Richard Jr. and wife Denise Sault of Keene, NH; Michael and his wife JieJie of Troy, NH; Linda Sault of Winchester, NH; David Sault and his partner Douglas Barton of Westminster, VT; William and his wife Michelle of Keene, NH; Susan and her husband Mark Hooper of Fitzwilliam, NH. Dick leaves behind 17 grandchildren: Jennifer O’Connor, Katie Sault, Tracy Sault, Molly Morrow, Mandy Holland, Mindy Sault, Rebecca Leavitt, Jessica Pounds, Michelle Sault, Travis Sault, Trever Sault, Frank Hermes Jr., Jamie Springs, Melanie Kirker, Hannah Sault, Kevin Hooper, Joseph Hooper, Zachary Hooper, Brendan Hooper; and many great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his in-laws: Donald and Heather Stone, Carolyn Stone, Deborah, and Ward Sprague, and many nieces and nephews.
Dick is predeceased by his parents Raymond Sr. and Evelyn Sault, his brothers and sister, Arthur, Raymond Jr. and Marilyn; his son, Mark Sault; and two grandchildren, Richard Sault III and Justin Sault.
Calling hours will be on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Avenue Keene, NH 03431. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 11:00 am at The First Congregational Church, 679 Old Homestead Hwy, Swanzey, NH 03446.
Donations may be made out to a charity of your choice or: the First Congregational Church of Swanzey, P.O Box 10041, Swanzey, NH 03446; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929; or the Monadnock Humane Society, Swanzey.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories 44 Maple Avenue Keene, NH 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.