Richard J. Carmel,
Richard J. Carmel,
  • May 16, 1952 - December 1, 2017
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts

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Richard J. "Skip" Carmel, Sr., age 65, of New Bedford, passed away on December 1, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. He was the loving husband of Sandra F. (Pinel) Carmel with whom he shared 39 years of marriage.

Born in Acushnet, the son of the late Norman and Evelyn (Wright) Carmel, he was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School.

Mr. Carmel had worked for Gil-Den Inc. for several years.

Skip was a huge fan of music and enjoyed going to concerts. He enjoyed the comforts of his home, camping and playing billiards. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife Sandra are his children, Jill Carmel and Richard J. Carmel, Jr. of New Bedford; his sister, Joyce Loranger and her husband Gilbert of Dartmouth; two granddaughters, Aaliyah and Gracie Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 4-7 pm in Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online tributes please visit: