Richard “Big Rick” McCoy was welcomed into Heavenly peace on October 21st, 2019 after a long and difficult battle with Liver Disease. Growing up in Malden, Massachusetts alongside his brother, two sisters, and many longtime friends, he was always adventurous, and a jokester who got into his fair share of mischief. He was always laughing and always quick with a signature one-liner. Rick was a fierce and loyal defender of his family and friends. He was someone you could call any time day or night and he would find a way to help or be by your side. He was always quick to wrap you in a bear hug and never too tough to tell you he loved you with a deep sincerity each and every time.
Richard McCoy was the loyal son of the late Alice McCoy of Malden and will be dearly missed by his wife Leah (Ward) McCoy and sons Richard and Alex and by his daughter Amanda Radzikowski and her husband Steve of Peabody, also his sister Dianna (McCoy) Nadeau and husband Roderick of Colorado, brother William and wife Christine of Malden and sister Lynette (McCoy) Scolastico and husband Thomas of Revere,. He was adored by his three grandchildren, Luke, Maya, and Vaughn, and by his many nieces and nephews.
We are acknowledging his last wishes that there be no wake or funeral services held. His request was to celebrate his life while he was still living and to have visits and/or calls from all who were most important to him during his last days. We are so pleased and grateful to all who took the time to make his last wishes come true, as it brought him so much joy. So please, share a story or show his family how much he was truly loved on this Memorial Wall.
Those wishing to send cards for any family member of Rick’s can send them addressed to that person @ 468 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151 and they will be delivered. If any donations are to be made on Rick’s behalf, please send them to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York City, NY 10006
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