Richard Miles Irwin, Jr., 73

Nov 7, 2022

Richard Miles Irwin, Jr., 73, died Thursday, November 3, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Husband of Holly Woodhouse Irwin and father of Andrew Miles Irwin of Dartmouth.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Joyce (Towle) Irwin Butler and Richard M. Irwin. He was the stepson of the late William Morgan Butler, brother of the late Fredrika Irwin Davidson.

He attended St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida and Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA.

Rick’s love was the sea and he had salt water in his veins. His swimming and diving skills were so impressive, he was invited to train with the U.S. Olympic Diving team that traveled to the 1972 Munich Olympic games.

He joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed in the Florida Keys, Marathon for his service. 

After his service, he spent his career working in all aspects of the marine industry. The last 20 years before his retirement, he worked aboard the “Venture” as Captain and traveled from Maine to Florida and throughout the Bahamas.

Remembrances may be made to Kennedy-Donovan Day Habilitation, 19 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA 02740 in honor of Andrew Miles Irwin.

In accordance with his wishes, services are private with the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth.