Henry R. Fallon

  • Born: April 9, 1935
  • Died: December 27, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Dick by adding your memories and photos.

Henry Richard "Dick" Fallon, 85, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020 following a long illness. He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara J. (Kiernan) Fallon. Son of the late Henry L. and Margaret (Ryan) Fallon, he was born and raised in Boston. Dick was a graduate of Stonehill College, Class of 1957 and joined the Air National Guard where he went to Denver, CO to join a new program to study photography. And that he did. As one of the most recognized news photographers in the Boston area, he went on to work for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Brockton Enterprise and even a brief stint at the National Enquirer. He was a member of the Press Photographers Association. His greatest joy was spending time at his cottage at Blue Fish Cove in Brant Rock and relaxing with his with family.

In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by his children, Donna Cavanaugh of Whitman, Barbara Harris and her husband Bill of Stoughton, Patricia Hurley and her husband Jack of Bridgewater, Richard Fallon of Taunton, Joseph Fallon of Quincy and James Fallon of Stoughton. He was the brother of Col. Paul Fallon (USAF Retired) and his wife Ann of Texas and Jeanne Messmer and her husband William of Braintree. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's name may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Very sad to hear of Dick’s passing. Dick helped me get hired at The Enterprise back in 1980, mostly, I think, because he knew I loved chasing news and to say that was his passion is an understatement. He was always first on the scene and he knew EVERYBODY!
His memory of people and events was astonishing and the stories could go on forever.
Over the thirty years of working together, we shared so much but it was always his love of his family that was at the top of the list.
Rest In Peace, Dick .

Posted by Craig Murray - Marshfield, MA - coworker   January 15, 2021

Joe, losing a parent is never easy. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family.

-Libby & Brian

Posted by Libby & Brian Cornell-Carroll - Malden, MA - Coworker   January 07, 2021

Joe, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time. I will keep your father in my prayers...

Posted by Jerry Good - Family   January 03, 2021

The best cheer leaders we have our entire lives are our parents, my heart is broken thinking of your loss, Bob and family, no one loves us like our parents. GOD needed another angel, he will forever be with you when you need his hand, with respect, Bonnie OHare (ex-concierge)

Posted by Bonnie Ohare - Avon, MA - Friend   December 30, 2020

My father Dan Murphy of the old Boston Herald always talked fondly of Dick Fallon! They had a great crew and despite moving on to a new career my father always spoke glowingly of his time and friends at the Herald.
Your father among the finest! God bless you all!

Shawn Murphy
Woburn, MA

Posted by Shawn Murphy - Woburn, MA - Friend   December 30, 2020

I have fond memories of visiting Dick and my dad, Craig Murray, in the news room of the Enterprise. He would always ask if I could count my freckles and tell me that when I get older they will all run together.... and they did! I now tell my red head the same silly story.

Posted by Jennifer Murray-Rooney - Weymouth, MA - Friend   December 30, 2020

To Tricia and Jack,

Sorry for your loss, we know how much your father meant to you.

The Davies Family

Posted by Janet Davies - Bridgewater, MA - Friend   December 30, 2020

Very sorry for your families loss. May he R. I. P.

Posted by Paul Fowler - Taunton, MA - Friend   December 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss of Dick. Please say hi and give Mom a kiss for me.
Love Mitzi.

Posted by Mitzi Scipione - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   December 29, 2020

To the Fallon family, I am so very sorry to hear this news. I have such fond memories of spending time with your whole family during summers at Brant Rock. You are all in my thoughts and prayers❤ I am sending hugs and peaceful wishes for healing. Much love!

Posted by Kim Grant - Hudson, FL - Family Friend   December 29, 2020

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