Richard D. Siciliano, age 78

of Norwell

Richard D. Siciliano, age 78

Richard D. Siciliano, age 78, of Norwell, died peacefully, Friday, November 3, 2023 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, after a long illness, in the presence of his loving wife.

Richard was born in Boston, to the late Joseph and Mary (Marciante) Siciliano. Raised and educated in the West End and Dorchester, he was a graduate of the former Boston Trade High School, Class of 1963.

He lived in Norwell for fifty years, previously in Quincy.

Richard was a master electrician for most of his life. Later in his career, he also worked in property management.

He enjoyed spending time in Mexico, going on cruises, and vacationing. Richard had a passion for gardening and flowers, and listening to music of all genres. He was active in antiquing, and had a knack for restoring old pieces. He was also an avid reader.

Beloved husband for fifty-five years of Rita F. (Keaney) Siciliano.

Devoted father of the late Richard D. Siciliano, Jr.

Loving brother of Joanne Emma of North Reading and her late husband Charles, Maureen Siciliano of Quincy, Joseph Siciliano and his wife Cheryl of Whitman, and the late Anthony S. Siciliano.

Dear brother-in-law of the late Patrick M. Keaney and Robert J. Keaney, and son-in-law of the late Rita L. (O’Brien) and John J. Keaney, Jr.

Richard is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Saturday, November 18, from 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Immediately following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, at 11 o’clock.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of your choice.


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  • To My Dear Cousin Richie,
    When our Grandfather and Grandmother Damiano and Giovanna came to this Country in 1913, from Sicily, it was to give a better life to their children and future children.

    They settled in the North End of Boston.
    Unfortunately Grandma Giovanna died at the age of 39,, leaving 6 children to grandfather Damiano to bring up alone.

    Most of the children settled in the North End for a while when they got married and you and your family settled in Dorchester.

    I always thought of you as a brother because When I was born I lived with you and the family for my first 5 years and though everyone was struggling at that time, we were all happy being with the family.

    Wasn’t easy for your mother bringing up 6 children and me alone.

    When you became a young man, you married, had a son and continued on with that American dream that brought our grandfather here so many years ago.

    Tragedy struck when you were diagnosed with your illness years ago and the final and most painful tragedy of all was the loss of richie Jr less than 2 years ago.

    You spent all your life working to leave your son a Legacy he could be proud of and now everything was over.
    Your illness and his death at times were too much to bear.

    The pain and suffering you and Rita have suffered since then has been unbearable at the least.

    Now the Good Lord has called you home to be with Richie. Jr.
    May you have everlasting peace and happiness in heaven with your son and from Heaven I’m sure you will watch over Rita and pray for her that the Good Lord will be with her during this profound loss of the both of you in such a short period of time and forever.

    What can we say about richie,
    He was a kind and generous man who tried to do all he could for his family, what better legacy is that.

    May God Bless you always and and keep you in his care.

    Your Cousin,
    Maria DePascale

  • We are all so heartbroken as we loved Richie very much. He was a great friend to us all, and he will be greatly missed. Sending endless love and prayers. Jacquie, Elaine and Clara.