Photo courtesy Maureen Crowley Smith, sister of Richie Lee, and Susan Crowley, Lee’s niece.
Richard Lee, Mayoral Aide, Loses Battle with Pancreatic Cancer
Richard Lee, a long-time fixture at Medford City Hall, has passed away. Lee had been battling pancreatic cancer for several years.
Lee served as an aide to Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn and oversaw the creation of the city’s budget each year.
Lee is survived by his wife Sheri and three children.
Funeral arrangements are as follows: Wake Monday, January 3, 2011 from 3:00PM – 9:00PM at St. Francis Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford. Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 10AM at St. Francis Church.
The following statements have been released by Mayor McGlynn and School Superintendent Roy Belson:
It is with deep regret and great sadness that I notify you that our friend, Richard Lee, has passed away. As you are aware, Richard has served this City proudly for many, many years, serving as Assistant City Manager, City Manager and as the Director of Personnel & Finance for Medford. He will be greatly missed by all who have worked with him and by so many in our community.
Michael J. McGlynn, Mayor
The Medford Public Schools has lost a great friend and colleague. Over the years Richard Lee worked closely with us in many capacities to ensure that our school system was fully informed on financial and personnel matters. Years ago as the assistant director of CETA he was instrumental in helping us receive millions of dollars in federal aid. Richard was a terrific person and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Roy Belson, Superintendent of Schools