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“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...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Spiliakos - Melrose, MA

“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...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Monica Jangro - Windham, NH

“chick and I were members of the valley club at mhs ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: larry cummings - melrose, MA

“My thoughts and prayers to the Casey Family. Dick was a legend at Logan Airport. He always made me smile with his stories. Love Sherry Ricupero ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Sheery Ricupero - East Boston, MA

“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...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Nimmo - Atkinson, NH

“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. ...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tony Sullivan - Wakefield, MA

“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...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Frank & Maureen Vitale - FL

“Hoping comfort can be drawn from knowing that your family are in the thoughts and prayers of many during this difficult time. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“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,Anne ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Anne Wilt - Newburyport, MA


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 www.michaeljfox.org.