Richard L. Cecchinelli

Richard L. Cecchinelli, 68, of Saugus, passed away comfortably on July 26 after a courageous 15 year battle with cancer. Devoted to his family, career and the game of golf, Richard was a caring, honorable man with a love for life.

Richard loved music and his first passion was playing the drums in his band. He then became a successful barber for more than 30 years. His favorite pastime was golfing with his friends and family. He loved his cars, painting, wine, Italian food and especially the ocean at York Harbor Beach where he and his wife were married.

Born July 17, 1949, in Winthrop, MA, Richard was the beloved husband of 16 years to Linda Cecchinelli. Devoted father of Taylor Cecchinelli and Keith Cecchinelli. Stepfather to Billy DeFreitas and Rachelle McBride. Father-in-law to Eric McBride and loving Papa C to Dylan McBride. Son of Louise and Tullio Cecchinelli of Saugus. Brother to Steven Cecchinelli, Jack Cecchinelli and Elaine Cecchinelli. Godson to Barbara Casale. He was also survived by his niece Gia Cecchinelli and nephew Alex Cecchinelli as well as many cousins.

A memorial service will be held for immediate family at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street in Malden. A celebration of life party for all to attend will take place at a later date. Details on both to follow…

A special thanks to all of Richard’s Doctors and Nurses at Hallmark Health and the staff at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s honor to the Kaplan Family Hospice House.

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