Richard W. Callahan of Malden died peacefully at age 63 on July 13, 2020 after a courageous battle with Cancer. Richie loved and lived for his family. He was diagnosed with gastric cancer in August 2019, and was optimistic that he would beat this cancer and remained fiercely brave up until his final days.
Richard was born on May, 3, 1957 in Malden, Ma. He is survived by his wife Linda (Pellegrino), and sons Anthony and his wife Danielle of Woburn, and Daniel and his girlfriend Kayla of Medford. He was the proud Papa of His grandchildren Tyler, Aria and Troy.
He was the son of the late Paul P. and Margaret (Walsh), dear brother to Maureen Dion and her husband Jack of Windham, NH, Kathleen Koch and her husband John of Williamstown, Ma. Carol Oulette and her husband Raymond of Malden, Ma. and Paul and his wife Kathleen of Lewiston, NY. He also leaves behind many nieces , nephews and in-laws who loved him dearly.
Richie’s family would like to acknowledge a very special person, his sister in law Jo-Ann Pellegrino, who came to his side when he needed her the most. She played a crucial role in the care for Richie and they will be forever grateful. Richie’s family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Samuel Klempner and the MGH team for their skilled care, kindness and support.
A celebration of Life Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St. Malden, at 10 am on Saturday, July 25. Burial to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 120 Elm St. Stoneham, Ma.
Due to COVID -19 masks and social distancing are required.