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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  1. Viviana and Vinny Cunsolo on July 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ? God Bless ???

  2. Steven Cecchinelli on July 30, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    God bless brother. Rest In Peace. Love you forever

  3. Hadley Passela on July 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    All my love and thoughts are with the Cecchinelli family. May he be at peace.

  4. Rachelle mcBride on July 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    We will miss you so much Richard. I’m so thankful to have had you in my life for almost 20 years. You made my mother one of the happiest woman when you came into her life, thank you for that. I know you will watch over all of us and be our guardian angel. Rest In Peace and I love you.

  5. Barbara & Tom Pyburn on July 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Finally peace at last our friend! The memories of your marriage to Linda, all the weekends in Maine, and our fun trip to Mexico will always remain in our hearts! We will miss the dinners, music, and dancing together, but we had the time of our lives! We will never forget these days! Rest In Peace?

    ?Barbara & Tom Pyburn?

  6. George Markos on July 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Rest In Peace my friend. It was an honor to work with you as soon as I got out of barber school and have you teach me your skills. Thank you and you will always be missed and remembered. My deepest condolences to the Cecchinelli family

  7. Adele Scenna on July 30, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Steven and family, I am saddened to hear of your loss. God bless you and your family. May Richard Rest In Peace. Send my love to your mom and dad, thinking of them and praying they are well. Love to all

  8. Pamela LaBelle on July 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    My heart breaks for your loss of Richard. I feel like there was never a time I didn’t know him, good times, bad times, happy times, sad times. My the ocean waves always be there to comfort you and give you peace Richard.

  9. Karen Anderson on July 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Linda you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May Richard now rest peacefully after his courageous battle.

  10. Donna and Moe on July 30, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    So sorry for you’re loss, always remember the fun we used to have together. RIP Richard

  11. Laura Tucker on July 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Sending you and your family love and prayers.

  12. Maria B Comeau on July 31, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love, hugs, and prayers your way.

  13. Dennis Mathewson on July 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at
    Isaiah 25 verse 8 – “The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death
    forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces.” Also at
    Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God’s promise to remove both
    pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: (Search: Comfort)

  14. Marybeth Wallett on July 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    My dear cousin Richard, I mourn our family’s loss. I will miss your smile and kind, loving spirit. As the eldest cousin of 17 you set a standard of love and compassion. You lived a beautiful life and touched all those around you. Though there have been many miles between us and sometimes years between visits, I always felt your strong love and strength when we were together. You battled all that life gave you with a quiet and personal peace that never burdened others. Much like my wonderful Father, Charlie. May Jesus take you into his arms and may all the grace of heaven be upon you. Rest in peace. Love and sympathy to Auntie Louise, Uncle Chic, Steven, Jackie, Elaine, Linda, Taylor & Keith.

  15. Rudolph Ricci on July 31, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    My sincere condolence May Richard rest in peace may God bless his family

  16. Frankie Doolittle on August 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Thinking of all of you; and may the peace of God that surpasses all of our understanding be with you, comfort you, and strengthen you today, and each day.

  17. Patrice Sweeney on August 3, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Richard, this one’s for you.
    “In my Life’
    There are places I remember
    All my life though some have changed
    Some forever not for better
    Some have gone and some remain
    All these places have their moments
    with lovers and friends I still can recall
    Some are dead and some are living
    In my life I’ve loved them all
    Though I know I’ll never lose affection
    For people and things that went before
    I know I’ll often stop and think about them
    In my life I love you more
    Rest in peace cousin

  18. Robin Diponzio on February 12, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Chic and Louise,Jack and the rest of your beautiful family,my heart breaks for your deepest loss.I was lucky to have been his friend and to have shared our mutual love of music.He was such a great guy.We laughed alot at the shop,mostly about little things that got even funnier as they repeated.He was talented,handsome,and a real class act.I am so sorry.

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