Richard Paul Biasin, 72, of Tyringham, died Thursday, July 6, at Berkshire Medical Center from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Richard was born in Pittsfield on April 8, 1945, the son of Dominic and Mary Bona Biasin. He was raised and educated in Lee, and was a 1963 graduate of Lee High School and a 1965 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Mr. Biasin married the former Elizabeth A. Simone Oct. 9, 1965, making their home in Lee until 1976 when they moved to Easthampton, returning to the Lee area in 1998. Richard was owner and president of Berkshire Mechanical Corporation in Lee. He owned and trained thoroughbred horses for many years, was former president of the Lee Little League and enjoyed coaching the LYA girls’ basketball teams. His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his grandchildren. He attended all of their sports games and critiqued every game with them individually.
Besides his wife, Richard leaves behind three daughters: Sharon E. Brown and husband Andrew of Tyringham, Stacey M. Hanrahan of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Tamara A. Burke and husband Brian of Holliston; two brothers: Ottavio “Spike” Biasin and Francis “Bobo” Biasin of Lee; two sisters: Dorothy M. Polastri and Norma Kelly and husband Jack, of Lee; and 10 grandchildren: Kelsey, Evelyn, Carina and Lila Brown; Katie, Alex and Patrick Hanrahan; and Maria, Nolan and Cade Burke. Additionally he leaves behind his brothers-in-law Michael Simone and wife Ann and Anthony Simone and wife Mary Pat along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Biasin was predeceased by his sister, Irene Salice Gustavis; son-in-law David Hanrahan; brother-in-law Paul Polastri; and sisters-in-law Eileen and Barbara Biasin.
Funeral services for Richard Biasin will be held Thursday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Lee with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated by Fr. Brian McGrath, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kelly Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to St. Mary’s School in care of Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA 01238. To leave a message of condolence or share pictures, visit www.kellyfuneralhome.net.