Richard A. Harlow, Jr., 54

Feb 16, 2021

Richard A. Harlow, Jr., 54, of Westfield, formerly of Wareham, died Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Western Massachusetts Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Middleboro, he was the son of the late Patricia (Delaney) and Richard A. Harlow, Sr.  Raised in Wareham, Richard graduated from Wareham High School, Class of 1984.  He attended the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and was a firefighter for Joint Base Cape Cod Fire Department (formerly OTIS Fire Department).

Richard enjoyed baseball and was an avid New York Yankees fan.  He also played in men’s softball leagues.

Survivors include his children, Christopher M. Choi-Harlow of Plymouth, Amelia Ferranti of Brockton, and his “adopted children”, Little Mary and Jonathan Lanagan, of Plymouth, that he adored and loved as his own; his grandchildren, Henry Transtamar and Mila Transtamar; his nieces, Nicky Lewis and Heather Lewis; his aunt, Paulette Hall of Wareham, and his cousins, Scott Hall, Michael Hall and Kevin Hall.  He is also survived by his former spouse and friend, Mary Lanagan and her husband Kenneth of Plymouth.  Richard was predeceased by his sister, the late Noreen Harlow and his uncle, the late Jack Hall.

A Mass of Christian Burial with limited attendance will be celebrated on Friday, February 26, 2021, at St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham at 10 AM.  Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be in Center Cemetery, Wareham.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name can be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, MA/RI Chapter, P.O. Box 95142, Newton, MA 02495 or on-line at:  Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham.  To leave a message of condolence visit: