Richard B. Polito

Richard Brian Polito, 58, passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2021, at his home in Revere.

He was born December 19, 1962, in Boston, MA. He was the son of Lois L. (Fawcett) Polito and the late Richard O. Polito.

Born and raised in Boston, Richard was a family-oriented person who particularly loved being with his grandchildren. He was a devoted, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Family was the most important aspect of his life. He loved animals, entertaining with family and friends, baking, and traveling, he frequently visited Las Vegas, NV, Florida, and the local Dunkin’ Donuts.

Richard is survived by his daughters Holli Polito and her partner Luis Moreno of Saugus, Emma Cedrone of Revere, and Stevie LaFleur of Fitchburg and two grandchildren, Brendan, and Marianna; Mother Lois L. Polito and her husband George DioGuardi of Revere, MA; Brothers Douglas S. Polito of FL, and Brian K. Polito and his wife Maria of NY; Sister Jennifer Olson and husband Gregory of Lynn. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Richard O. Polito, and his sister, Dorothy G. Polito.

Services: Calling hours will be on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 9am-11am at Boston Cremation, 287 Main St., Malden, MA 02148. A celebration of life reception will also take place following the service at the Orient Heights Yacht Club, 61 Bayswater St., East Boston, MA 02128, from 1pm – 5pm. Everyone is invited to bring and share photos, stories, and memories.


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17 Condolences

  1. Celeste Hamel on October 5, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    My condolences to the entire family, May God Bless you all

  2. Michael Gobbi on October 5, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Rest in PEACE My Friend My Pal

  3. Carol on October 5, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family.

  4. Robin Cedrone on October 5, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Holli and Emma, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man. His smile lit up the room. God bless you and your family and may your dad Rest In Peace .

  5. Ronald Jordan Jr on October 5, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Was a true friend. Always there when you needed help. I will miss him dearly. RIP my buddy…RIP

  6. Emma Burke on October 6, 2021 at 5:05 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Lean on family in times like this. It is so important to support each other. ❤️

  7. Timmy McCarthy on October 6, 2021 at 5:16 am

    In my heart and in my dreams you’ll always be right here with me cuz. You always watched out for me and I’ll always appreciate you for that. I love you and I’ll miss u every single day.
    I’ll see you when I get there. XO

  8. Tried and true Bostonian on October 6, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Once on the Good Lords TEAM! always on the Good Lords team, no better team to be on than the one upstairs!

  9. Susan DiAmico Prange on October 7, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Holli and EmmaI’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad, please know you are both in my prayers

  10. Lauren kootz on October 9, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    So sorry Holly and Emma,
    Ritchie was a good friend of me and a best friend to my my dad Larry, my condolences and love are with you both!

    Love always Laurie kootz

  11. Cynthia Steg on October 10, 2021 at 10:44 am


  12. Ken Capozzi on October 15, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the Polito Family

  13. Richard Hunt on October 15, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    So sorry my prayers to you

  14. Denise Armstrong on October 15, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Lois , Douglas, George,Holly and all the family . My thoughts and prayers

  15. Donna Nesmith {Bab's Variety} on October 15, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May he watch over you all as your Guardian Angel

  16. Donna Nesmith {Bab's Variety} on October 15, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May he watch over you all as your Guardian Angel

  17. Lynda king on October 16, 2021 at 3:44 am

    I am so sorry,I met Richard a few times, he was a very nice man. Holli I’m here if you need anything, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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