From the Cape Code Times, November 30, 1999

Richard J. Missett, 77 - WWII Army Air Force veteran former S. Yarmouth resident

CARY, N.C. - Richard J. Missett, 77, a former resident of South Yarmouth, died yesterday at the Clare Bridge Care Center in Cary.

He was the husband of Eleanor M. (Maloney) Missett for 53 years.

Born in Worcester, Mass., Mr. Missett lived in Auburn, Mass., for 10 years before moving to Keene, N.H., in 1962. He also lived in South Yarmouth for 10 years before moving to Cary.

Mr. Missett was a graduate of Commerce High School, Worcester, Mass., and Worcester Junior College. He was also a World War II Army Air Force veteran, serving as a bombardier on an aircraft that was shot down over German was a prisoner of war in a German prison camp for 15 months.

A chartered propert casualty underwriter, he was vice president of the National Grange Mutual Insurance Co. in Keene, N.H., where he worked for 32 years until retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Kathleen M. O'Brien of Cary two grandsons and a granddaughter.

The funeral is at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, Mass., with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove St., Worcester, Mass. Burial is in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Fund, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, NC 27605 or to the Foundation for Cancer Research, 1201 Walnut St., Suite 202, Cary, NC 27511.