Richard William Plourde, 67, passed away on December 23, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Plourde was born in Lawrence, Mass., and resided in Virginia Beach since 1982. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a First Class Petty Officer after twenty-one years of service. He served in the Vietnam War with five West Pacs, the Honduras Crisis and received numerous awards and commendations and served as liaison between the Navy & the North Chicago Police Force. He was a member of Glad Tidings Church in Norfolk, VA and loved to fish with his friend George and enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Plourde was preceded in death by his father Maurice Plourde and a brother Michael Plourde.
Survivors include his mother Beatrice Plourde, his loving wife Jacqueline Plourde of forty-five years, son Richard Maurice Plourde and wife Roxanne, daughter Heather Lucie Plourde, two sisters Ann Marie Mason and Donna Desrochers and husband Robert, three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 3, 3:30p.m. at Glad Tidings Church, 301 S. Newtown Road, Norfolk, VA, by Pastor Brandon Hester.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the
. Friends may offer condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com