Mr. Richard L. “Ricky” Herne, 55, of Iroquois Village, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 13, 2010 afternoon in the emergency room at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Ricky was born February 2, 1955 in Massena, the son of Abram D. and Margaret Lazore Herne. He graduated from Salmon River Central School. He worked for North Star in Malone for 25 years. Most recently he had been working at Bear’s Den and the Mohawk International Raceway in Frogtown.
Ricky was an avid race fan and loved to watch NASCAR. He enjoyed bowling, riding his bicycle, playing pull tabs and going to the casino. He loved to socialize with his family and many friends. He was a communicant of St. Regis Catholic Church and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion #1479.
He is survived by three sisters, Linda Merryweather of Akwesasne, Anna Mae Cleary of Utica, Ruth Bell and her husband, Glenn of Chittenango; three brothers, Abram G. “Skip” and his companion, Sandra Cook, Dexter “Dusty” and Christopher Herne, all of Akwesasne; and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing Ricky were his parents; three sisters, Mary Louise Neufang in January 1997, Donna Herne in February 2007 and Barbara Herne in October 2008.
Friends may begin calling Sunday 7:00 p.m. at Kateri Hall until Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Regis Catholic Church with Rev. George H. Belgarde, SJ, officiating. Cremation will follow. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sons of the American Legion Post #1479.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com