Richard J. Casey

  • Born: May 17, 1936
  • Died: January 31, 2020
  • Location: Salem, NH, New Hampshire

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard J. Casey (Chick) of Atkinson NH, formerly of Melrose MA, passed away on January 31, 2020 with his loving family at his side following a lengthy illness. He is the husband of Mary-Ann (Rossano) Casey with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

Richard was born May 17, 1936 in Peabody MA, he is the son of the late David and Alice (Goodelski) Casey. He was a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1955.

Richard was the owner of Precision Cleaning Company Inc. and a founding member of the Logan Airport Association, "a helping hand for the airport community."

Richard treasured the time he spent with his family. He also enjoyed golfing, boating, horse racing, coffee, and spending time at Big Island Pond in Atkinson, NH.

In addition to his loving wife Mary-Ann, Richard is survived by his daughter Carol-Ann (Casey) O'Neill and her husband Michael of Newburyport MA, his son Richard J. Casey, Jr. and wife Karen of Derry NH. Loving brother of David Casey of Chula Vista CA and sister Barbara Casey of Lynnfield MA. Richard was the proud grandfather to Erin, Megan, Christopher, Shannon, Daniel and his seven great grandchildren. Caring uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home 79. W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 PM. His funeral service will be in the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday morning, February 6th at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions for Parkinson's research may be made to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Maryann and Family,
We are very sad to learn of Mr. Casey's passing. We lived next door on Meridian Street for over 20 years, and have many wonderful memories, including a lovely time up at the lake. We enjoyed his sense of humor, and warmth. When you and he used to "catsit" our Coco, we were so grateful she was in such kind hands. Mr. Casey was always joking with Nick and Steffi, our two children. We all loved having him (and you) as our good neighbors, and we will never forget him. May his memory always be with you all.
Sincerest sympathies, Alex and Christine Spiliakos (and family)

Posted by Christine Spiliakos - Melrose, MA   February 07, 2020

Dear Maryann and family. My sincere condolences on Chick's passing. I planned on attending Chick's service this morning but the bad weather held me back. So sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Carol Ann and Rick.


Posted by Monica Jangro - Windham, NH   February 06, 2020

chick and I were members of the valley club at mhs

Posted by larry cummings - melrose, MA - Friend   February 05, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to the Casey Family. Dick was a legend at Logan Airport. He always made me smile with his stories.
Sherry Ricupero

Posted by Sheery Ricupero - East Boston, MA   February 05, 2020

Sorry about your loss, I have a memory of Rick or (Mr. Casey) When we where younger he was the sheriff of all the girls at the point, haha going to miss him out and around.

Posted by Susan Nimmo - Atkinson, NH - neighbor   February 05, 2020

Rick and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, a great guy who I had the privilege of playing golf with in Atkinson, NH a while back. He was so wise and funny, it was one of the best afternoons on a golf course I ever had. I'm sorry I can't make the wake or funeral, the job keeps me pretty busy but please know you have our deepest sympathy. Hope to see you soon Rick under more favorable circumstances.

Your friends,
Tony and Mary Ann Sullivan

Posted by Tony Sullivan - Wakefield, MA - Friend   February 05, 2020

Dear Mary Ann, Maureen and I would like to express our condolences on hearing of Richard's death. May God bless you in this time of sorrow. Frank and Maureen Vitale

Posted by Frank & Maureen Vitale - Safety Haarbor, FL   February 03, 2020

Hoping comfort can be drawn from knowing that your family are in the thoughts and prayers of many during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 03, 2020

The loss of a parent is always tough. My thoughts are with you Carol-Ann and your entire family. I am so sorry.

Love you,

Posted by Anne Wilt - Newburyport, MA - Friend   February 02, 2020

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