Richard O. Nugent Jr. was the son of Richard O. and Shirley L. Burgess Nugent of 10 Thatcher Road, Gloucester, Massachusetts. He fell off the Norlantic Pier in Fairhaven and drowned on December 24, 1980.
In addition to his parents, he was survived by his wife, Cherie Leveille.
Richard Nugent drowned on December 24, 1980. His body was found in the water beside the Noratlantic Pier in Fairhaven, and it was assumed that he fell from the pier.