Richard J. Ziegler, age 60

of Quincy

Richard J. Ziegler, age 60

Richard J. Ziegler, age 60, of Quincy, died suddenly, Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Atlantic City, N.J., in the comfort of his loving family.

Richard was born, raised, and educated in Weymouth. He was a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1980. He lived in Quincy for the past twenty-eight years, previously in Weymouth.

Richard was employed as a Building Inspector and Sealer of Weights and Measures for the Town of Weymouth for the past sixteen years.

He had many interests and hobbies. He was a coin, stamp, fossil, rock and mineral collector. He also enjoyed painting and had an interest in genealogy, tracing his roots to the Angel Gabriel and beyond. Richard served as the current president of the Boston Numismatic Society, as well as the past vice-president, a member of the American Numismatic Association serving as the Chairman of the Pages during the 2010 World’s Fair of Money, a member of the New England Numismatic Association and the past director and vice president, was a past president of the Massachusetts Orchid Society, a former officer of the Cogswell Family Association, and a member of the South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham.

Beloved husband for twenty-eight years of Maura E. (Ring) Ziegler.

Devoted father of Christopher T. Ziegler, Kerin N. Ziegler, and Shania J. Ziegler, all of Quincy.

Cherished son of the late Jean M. (Cogswell) Ziegler, Herbert L. Ziegler and his wife M. Jeannette (Holmes) Ziegler.

Dear brother of Peter Ziegler and his wife Lynne Brooks, Michael Ziegler and his wife Celia, Mary Gallo and her husband James, Mark Ziegler and his wife Judith, Anne Dalto and her husband Thomas, Matthew and his wife Kathleen, Joan Ziegler, John Ziegler and his wife Joanne, Marisa Greenfield and her husband Matthew, the late David Ziegler and his surviving wife Harumi, and the late Paul Ziegler and his late wife Susan.

Son-in-law of the late Mary H. (Golden) and David J. Ring.

Richard is also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial Services will be conducted at the South Shore Baptist Church, 578 Main Street, Hingham, on Thursday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Memorial Visitation at the church prior to the service from 1 – 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to New England Donor Services, 60 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451 or

It is with infinite thanks to our medical team: the late Dr. Walid Khwaja, Dr. Raja Malik, Erin Sexton, RN, Dr. Michael Gavin, Dr. Alan Bonder, Dr. Michael Curry, Dr. Zachary Fricker, Dr. Vilas Patwardham, Dr. Jon Arnason, Dr. Min Song, Dr. Myrna Nahas, Dr. Eyiuche Okeke, Jessica, Julie, Stacey, Libby, Vilma and countless others at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who have made our journey a joy. Thank you all.


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  • We are so glad to have gotten to know Richard over the last two years at Camp Sentinel’s Pines Campground.

  • What a wonderful tribute to such an amazing human. He will be sorely missed. His sense of humor throughout his illness will be forever in my memory. Rest in peace, Richard. Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire Ziegler family.

  • I am saddened by his passing. I have known Rich for 25 years or more. Working together as carpenters. Doing our job . Knowing his family as young people. Adoption. Great heart for others. He will be sadly missed by all.

  • He has been my friend since 1977. Has never failed to guard my side or my back in celebration or in battle. He has never raised his fists against me. In generosity and kindness, I will never know his equal.

  • To Maura and her children and the Ziegler family. Was so sorry to hear about Richard’s passing. Richard was a great person, and very interesting to be around. He had many hobbies that was fun to see. He will be missed.

  • So sorry for this family’s loss May God give you comfort and peace

  • Sending deepest love and prayers For Maura and family. It was great getting to know and play games with Richard this past couple of years.

  • Dear Maura,
    “My strength is made perfect in your weakness” Jesus said and In many difficult circumstances I saw that in you. Our hearts go out to you and Christopher,Shania,and Kerin.. RICHARD was so brave and the Lord gave him courage . He had so much love to surround him and now those to comfort you. Please accept our condolences and wish we could be there in person.
    With love and sympathy
    Sandie and Tan

  • Always the optimist, it was always a pleasure to spend some time with Richard in the office. A special man. He will be missed by all of us at BIDMC.

  • Maura- I am devastated for your loss. But I am rejoicing that he is with our Savior. I am am sending you prayers for comfort.

  • I did not know him long. But wonderful guy . He will be missed

  • There are no words to express my feelings at this time.
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Maura and family,
    We send our deepest condolences from our family to yours.
    The manduca

  • I am so sorry for your deep loss Maura and family. I am grateful I was able to meet you & Richard the summer of the Cogswell Family Reunion here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My sincerest condolences to you Maura, your family & friends.

    Terri L. Cogswell
    Halifax, NS, Canada

  • With sorrow and sadness I send my condolences to the family..May God give you strength during this time.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Richard.

    I have know Richard for years and he was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed.

    Sincerely, Andy Bobola

  • RIP big guy!! You will be missed.

  • So sorry for this families loss.

  • R.I.P

  • I was so sorry to hear the news of Richard’s passing. I always enjoyed my interactions with him over the years. We shared many common interests. My condolences to Richard’s family.

  • Dear Maura and the Ziegler family,

    I am very sorry to hear of your profound loss. The Zieglers have been dear friends of the Salters family since the days of Sacred Heart Elementary. All of them are good souls. From what I know about Richard , he was a source of strength,faith, family, and diverse interests. He exemplified a life well-lived. God bless.

  • My deepest condolences to the Family a fellow Brother Inspector was lost in his prime.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family .
    Mike Crisafulli
    Fellow Inspector

  • Dear Mrs. Maura Ziegler, please except my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband. It is my sincere hope that together with your family, friends and the millions of fond memories you and Richard have made over the years, they will envelop you with warmth and love. As sad times try to overwhelm you, these things, along with your faith in God’s promises, will enable you to successfully deal with this devastating loss. May the promises of the Bible, such as those found in Isaiah 41:10, which says, “Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”; and Psalms 34:18, “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit”; give you comfort and hope.
    Once again, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Maura, Susan & I just want to express our deepest sympathy at Richard’s passing. I have fond memories of back in the day when we all used to get together. Richard was so interesting & seemed to know a lot about a lot. He occasionally amazed me. Always fun natured. I’m sorry we didn’t stay closer in touch over the years. Please know he’s finally at peace and no longer in pain. God bless to you and the kids.

  • He will be missed in the Inspection Family. I had the chance to work with him on a few projects in Weymouth and see him at SEMBOA.
    God Bless

  • A good and decent man to say the least. Richard was always very helpful to the Weymouth Fire Department and to me as I made renovations to my own home.

    To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is not to die. Richard will live in our hearts forever.

    Bob Leary
    Chief, WFD (Ret)