Richard McCoy

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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  1. Glenn Williamson on October 31, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    My brother Ricky
    I look in the clouds as if for a sign
    I got to sleep crying, I wish you were here
    But there in my dreams you once will appear
    That beautiful smile I see on your face
    Assures my heart your in a better place
    I knew you were special but not just to me
    How so many people loved you was clearly to see
    The day you were taken my heart was so broken
    I knew there were words I should have not left unspoken
    I miss you so much but I know you understand
    I cant wait for the day I get to hold your hand
    As we walk down the road that is paved with gold
    We will hear all the stories we were once told
    And there we will see Him. so beautiful and strong
    And we will know this is where we finally belong
    So soon I will be there and I know you will wait
    As you take my arm through the pearly gates
    But till then I will keep my head high and know it will be OK
    Until we can be together again
    Take care brother Ricky, I love you…….

  2. John Testa on October 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I can remember sitting around the table playing cards and Turn the Page came on the radio ,we all sang the song .we had some great times together. Rick always had my back.We where true friends since we where 13 hanging down quarter malee park with everyone. I can rememeber waiting in his kitchen for him to shower to go out on a Friday night. We all enjoy our life . I am sad to see him gone so soon. But I am glad he is out of pain .I was lucky enough to see him before he left us. He was the bravest person I ever known.I know he will continue to watch over us all .he will be miss by all his many friends and his family. God bless ,love John Testa

  3. Joani Fucci on October 31, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    So many wonderful memories hanging down Coytemore Lea park…pulling all nighters..hanging down the beach at the Billy’s drydock and of course Ricky always having our back…He was tough but also sweet and caring…R.I.P. my beautiful friend..I’ll see ya when I see ya…Love you ❤️

  4. Joanne Callahan (LeDonne) on October 31, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Where do I begin???? Hanging out at Quatermale park… the house at the top with the rats…I was on the table screaming but you assured me I’d be ok. The Time Peachy and I pulled a Thelma and Louise… you and Billy were so angry with us. The times Peachy and I hitchhiked to see you when you were in Billerica cuz you didn’t like to follow the rules…Hanging out at Billy’s Drydock down the beach waiting for the last dance. Let’s not forget the van that got us all in trouble.. my mom came to pick me up and she was screaming let me in there and I was please don’t she’s going to hurt me … and they laughed saying she wants Ricky not you. Hanging out in Malden square…jack in the box and senior pizza. We were such a good group of friends..lots of love and we always had each other’s back. You were my first true love and best friend..I’ll never forget you and you’ll always have that special spot in my heart…you were loved by everyone that crossed your path and you’ll be truly missed. Im so happy we reconnected and we got to reminisce about the past , talk about our worries and fears and rekindle our treasured friendship. That is a Blessing!! Watch out for my Mom up there!!! Fly high my forever friend until we meet again ☹️

  5. Jacqueline on October 31, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Well i met ricky through peachy he always would protect us from any mischief he will always be a great memory rest in peace my friend you were a great guy gone but neva forgotten xo

  6. Kim Willcox Flammia on October 31, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I really don’t know where to begin. My heart is broken and I know it will never be mended. You were my first love and I know I was yours. The memories are so vivid, Ricky that it is just hard to believe you are not right beside me. Talking with you always made me feel loved. But seeing you these past months have been so hard. You will not suffer any more. I hope my visits meant as much to you as they did to me.
    Our story does not end here, Ricky because as long as I am here you will live on in my heart. Rest easy handsome. Till we meet again❤️

  7. Nikki (Chatlos) Nash on October 31, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Ricky, I’m very thankful you were such a big part of my life growing up. Kitty whist. Spades. Hearts. Hockey, Life. 11teen. Haha! Right there where the cow licked ya!! The grease pole. I have never heard Sunspot baby or Marylou, without thinking of you and those days. Sneaking me and my friends beer when my mom wasn’t looking! Haha. I still laugh about when me, you and Ma watched the Champ, I used your knee for a pillow, when I got up, you had a huge wet spot from my tears. Wtf you spill something? you said.
    Even after Gary moved, you’d get a call from Ma (Ellis), saying she made sauce, and you’d be there in a flash, with more friends in tow. Out came the cards, and bam it was somehow 4am. Life happened, we lost touch for a long while.
    Im so sad you had to leave this world for the next. You touched so many with your kindness, and quick wit, you’ll be missed by all who knew you. Fly high pain free my friend, my other big brother, from another mother.
    May your family and friends find peace.
    “Sometimes at night, I see their faces, I feel the traces they’ve left on my soul. Those are the memories, that made me a wealthy soul” ❤

  8. Lisa Belliveau on October 31, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Where to even start? I don’t know. Beebe Jr. High, T hats where we met. The courthouse, the tracks, Coytemorlea, the mount, the square(an yes the house at the top of the park with the rats!!). I have so many memories of you Rick and your whole family… Rest easy and fly high my friend. You’re not alone. ❤

  9. Sonny on November 1, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Ricky your in a good place I’m very happy to have known you a lot of good memories in Malden R.I.P. Buddy

  10. Richard Miner on November 1, 2019 at 4:40 am

    The wisdom and knowledge of a father or friend or son or daughter will be passed not only down. The spirit of Richard echos threw all that he loved and all that loved him for eternity. Although I never got to meet him I hear his echos threw his daughter Amanda .

  11. william Rivers on November 1, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Well old friend its been many years but the memories are very much alive,we had some fun thats for sure,most of all was our football days playing for the pitbulls in the somerville flag league,we were a terror on”D”,good good times,thankyou for always having my back,rest in peace my old friend,another piece of my life has died….Bill Rivers

  12. Bill McCoy on November 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    My brother, Mr Rock Mcool who was always bigger than I who always had your back. He is my best friend forever still can’t wrap my head around your passing. So hard to think of you without tears rolling down my face my heart aches. I will miss you dearly my brother but always keep you in my heart Rest In Peace Rocco clickity clack. Your loving brother Billy ❤️

  13. Karen Ward Harris on November 2, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Big Rick, you will always be in my heart and memories. We have definitely shared a lot together. You always had my back if anyone messed with me! You were a great brother in law and always made me laugh with your one liners and jokes. I have many happy memories of us upstairs on Fairmont just hanging out with each other. You taught me how to make my first teriyaki steak which I make to this day and also make a bowl in the potatoes for the gravy When we would talk on the phone then you would say “ hey ..ever hear this before “ then click or “watch your fingers” before you hung up… lol. I will miss your loving personality and awesome sense of humor, it hit me hard when I heard you were gone. I will always love you… until we meet again RIP Big Rick❤️❤️❤️

  14. Don Rogers on November 3, 2019 at 12:07 am

    We had a lot of fun over the years, working at Kamco, going to
    NH,hanging out at the Shed. I’ll miss your crazy sense of humor.
    RIP brother, till we meet again.

  15. Ginny Corning on November 5, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Ricky,i remember alot of great memories with Leah,little Rick,and Courtney!!She loved all of you.She had some great times with you in Malden.Alex was younger,and so handsome.I remember your wedding,the birth of your children,and how you and Leah were soul mates.You always took care of everyone.You had a big heart which i reconiized right away.I made some bad decisions way back,quickly corrected,and returned to my life as it was.You went on about how much you respected me for that.I remember you telling me the changes you were making in your life at your grandsons baby shower.You did what alot of people i know couldn’t do.You found the strength and courage to change your life.You spent many years with your family and friends because of it.I will always keep you close in my heart!!The courage to change!!I will always love and respect the man you were.Im so sorry we didnt see eachother more.Families as large as ours seems impossible to stay close.You fought a tough battle,and i am happy you have found peace.You will never be forgotten God bless you!RIP Love,Ginny❤❤❤❤

  16. Maureen (Moe) Sainato on November 7, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I am so heartbroken you are not here, i was so devastated when i heard the day God called you home. I hope you are at peace and now pain free my friend. I remember i met you at Beebe, hanging with my brother Jimmy. He wouldn’t let sit with you bad boys! Yet, you let me sit with you….we immediatetly formed a special friendship. Memories of hanging down COYTEMORE LE PARK. You taught me how to play 500 Rummy, and wist! Making bomb fires under the bridge for all to stay warm. I think we had so many memories that i will alway’s treasure in my heart forever! Thank you for always being there for me, when i needed you! I am mostly greatful i got to visit and laugh alittle and reminisce with, and you still managed to crack a few jokes! I will alway’s loveyou my special friend! You will be missed by many…but never forgotten…I know you are at peace now eith GOD….You are wrapped in the arms of the Angels! I know you promised you would tell Jimmy, that I LOVE MISS HIM….Thank you….R.I.P. MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND ❤

  17. Mary ward on November 7, 2019 at 11:29 am

    To my cuz , Rick you were a great man ! You had a way of making everyone feel safe and welcome , no matter what was brought to the table ! The memories we made up in Limerick will always stay deep in my heart ! Especially when you friended the neighbors , Lolol , we all had nicknames , Ricky Raccoon and Leah the Lama were our favorite guests .. Lolol
    No matter where you were you seemed to know someone from somewhere. Every time Mike makes a London Broil he will think of you ! Mike and I will cherish our final visit eating Italian cookies and ginger ale, and it gives me comfort knowing we gave each other a great big hug and said we loved each other , and you told me to be Good .. lol
    I will always be here for Leah and the boys. Thank you for being a part of my life , you will be missed , but your Legacy will live on.

  18. RICHARD C CARAPELLUCCI on November 8, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Gonna miss you Rock micool so many memories, glad me and hob came up and got you to laugh again . Well Till the next time we meet say hello to the boys no sickness in heaven brother .

  19. Kevin Allen on November 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    RIP Ricky.

  20. Carolyn Caruso on November 29, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I will always love you…xoxo

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