Richard E. Wuori, age 76

of Quincy

Richard E. Wuori, age 76

Richard E. Wuori, age 76, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, with his devoted wife of fifty-one years, Dianne Wuori, by his side.

Rick was the loving father of Stephen Wuori and his wife Veronica, Scott Wuori and his wife Delila, and Robyn Kinsherf and her husband Chris. He was the cherished “Pop” to ten grandchildren: Ava, William, Grace, Ricky, Owen, Abby, Leah, Rose, Aaron, and Moses, who all brought him immeasurable joy. He also leaves many much-loved friends.

Rick was a Christian who loved the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind and strength. His favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and his favorite hymn was Amazing Grace.

He was born in Quincy and graduated from Quincy Vocational-Technical High School. He worked for Banquer Manufacturing and joined Sheet Metal Union Local 17. He also taught at Weymouth Vocational High School and started his own sheet metal company. During his career he worked at other sheet metal shops, including Atlantic Heating and Air Conditioning. After marrying Dianne on January 29, 1972, they moved to Duxbury and then to Hanover where they raised their three children. They moved back to Quincy in 1999.

He is predeceased by his parents, William and Margaret (Cannon), and his brother, William Jr. His paternal grandparents, August and Matilda (Oksanen) Wuori, came from Finland and settled in Quincy. His father, William, was a first generation American who worked at Quincy Granite. Rick’s mother, Margaret (Cannon) Wuori, was born in Glen Craig, Scotland. She came to Quincy with her parents and siblings when she was twelve years old.

Rick was a very likable person with a colorful personality. Once you became his friend, he was fiercely loyal and would do anything for you. In addition to having countless stories, Rick was a man of many hobbies and talents. He put great emphasis on his diet and being physically active. In his younger years he participated in national cycling competitions and even went to the US Olympic trials. He was a lifelong weightlifter and often used his knowledge and skills to help youth in the community achieve their fitness goals. Weight lifting was a passion, and he could not have been more excited to complete “70 dips at 70” on his 70th birthday. He was a football coach, owned a gym, and closely mentored all of his children in their athletic pursuits. He was also a dog lover and faithfully walked his dog all over town every day. He liked to watch sports, go to church, and work in the garden where he had the greenest grass in the neighborhood. What he enjoyed most was spending time with his family and his many friends. Rick was an unforgettable man.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, on Friday, August 11, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation at the church prior to the service from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.


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  • Sorry for your loss. Sending our love and prayers for this difficult time. In Christian friendship and love Charlene and Mary

  • Scott, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • I met Richard at the Quincy Starbucks Coffee. We had many good conversations there on many different subjects I will miss his viewpoints on things and his company..

  • Dianne,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Christian love,
    Rhoda and Dave.

  • Dianne & family,
    So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing but we know he is with the Lord and have fond memories of him. Praying for God’s comfort as you grieve during this difficult time.
    With Christian love,
    Anne & Bill

  • Rick was my son, Mike’s, case manager through Work, Inc. and they became great friends. He went out of his way for Mike and always communicated with me when something important was going on with my son. He was a wonderful man and we will never forget him.

  • Dianne, please accept and extend to your family my sincerest condolences for you loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rick was my teacher at the Weymouth Voc Tech. Great guy and great teacher…RIP Mr Wuori

  • Rick was my Football coach as well as my teacher at Weymouth Vocational Tech HS and also a brother at Local Union 17 Sheetmetal workers. He will truly be missed by many.

  • Rick was an assistant track coach with me at Archbishop Williams many, many years ago. He was very reliable and very pleasant to work with. He liked the kids and they liked him. He was a very positive influence on them. I hated to lose him to his many other endeavors.

  • Rick was my son Mike’s case manager through Work Inc. and they became great friends. Rick went out of his way for my son and always kept me updated on anything important happening to Mike. He will be very much missed and always remembered. Rest in Peace Rick.

  • Dianne,
    Although we lost touch with you and Rick when you moved from Hanover, it was a pleasure having Rick and you as next door neighbors. Rick was a great guy and a big help to us when we needed it. It was a pleasure knowing you both. Linda and I are very sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Sorry for your loss. My Grandmother Mildred Wilkie was a close friend of Peg and my mother Joan Wilkie Arthur , always talked about how she would walk Rick to school when they were young. Rick was my brother Scott’s godfather and many years ago the families were close. He was loved by my family. Condolences.

  • Dear Dianne, Scott and Steve,
    We’re so very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. We’ll be praying for God’s comfort, peace and strength for you all in the days and weeks ahead.
    Gid bless, our deepest condolences.
    ~Fab and Roger Keller 🙏

  • I was a high school student at Quincy High from 67-69. Steve Carrera and I became life long friends.It was because of that friendship I got to know Rick “The 6th Carrera.”During that time Rick bought a new Ford Mustang Fastback . Rick was not into muscle cars .The purchase was made to utilize the drag created by the design.I had the privilege and excitement of a 17 year old driving that car.My job was to keep the car running at 30 miles per hour while he peddled behind .Occasionally a red light would separate us and I had the thrill of catching up to regain my position.After an hour I was told to stop .Rick always completed the thirty miles and sometimes more.

  • My deepest condolences to the Wuori family. Rick was a good friend and a real supporter of the BCH wrestling program while Steve and Scott were there. He will be sorely missed by many. Coach Brown

  • So grateful you were my first best friend.
    Never forget the times at the park playing football.
    Rest in peace.

  • Diane and family……So very sorry to read of Rick’s passing….. The above obituary seems so close to his Sheet Metal math teacher…Buddy Dodd…….Rick and Buddy were good friends….So happy the family has grown to 10 Grandchildren… Hope they are cycling and lifting weights in Heaven…… ….Love and Loving prayers from Duxbury……..God Bless…PEG D.

  • I was fortunate enough to have Rick as my teacher 40 years ago in Weymouth. He always had the best stories and best sense of humor. I still use some of the things he taught me to this day. I bumped into him a few times over the years and he was thrilled to hear I was still going back to the drawings we did in his class. Then we laughed about the time we swapped his lunch with mashed potato and ketchup sandwiches. Great guy that will be missed.