Obituaries: Richard J. Meehan


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Mr. Richard J. Meehan, 77, died on Thursday July 1, 2010 at his home in Verona.

A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona on Tuesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Ave., Verona on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Born in Montclair, Mr. Meehan is a lifelong resident of Verona and served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955.

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He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, St. Peters College and worked for the Department of Health and Human Services in New York City in systems analysis. He was also the founder and co-owner of Satellite Computers Inc.

He served on the Verona Board of Education in the 1970s.

Mr. Meehan is the husband of Patricia Meehan, the father of Matthew and his wife Sabine, Richard, Mary, Kathleen, Carolyn Scanlon and her husband Robert, Kevin and his wife Kirsten, Eileen O’Reilly and her husband Mark, the brother of M. Adele Meehan, the late Vera, the late Arthur, the late William, the late James and the late Edward Meehan. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Lifenet, P.O. Box 1800, Montclair, NJ 07042 or Good Counsel Homes Inc., PO Box 6068, Hoboken, NJ 07030 would be appreciated.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


  1. So sad to hear of Dick’s passing. I used to babysit for all the Meehan children back in the day. He was a kind and gentle man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Pat and all the Meehan family at this time of tremendous grief. RIP Dick Meehan.


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