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Richard A. “Dickie” Waugh, Sr.

Funeral Services will be held privately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, for Richard A. “Dickie” Waugh, Sr., who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21st at the Elmhurst Healthcare in Melrose from natural causes. He was 84 years old. A Celebration of Life will be planned and announced at a later date. 

Richard was born in Everett, raised & educated in Revere. He was an Alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1954. Early on, Richard knew his calling, his passion for cars and ability fix them led him to work for the family business “Waugh’s Garage” located on the corner of Broadway & Fenno St. He would spend the next almost 60 years working, managing and operating the business with great pride and was viewed as a well-respected businessman in the Revere Community.  Anyone one who entered the garage was greeted by Richard’s warm welcome, friendly smile, and witty banter. His wife, Esme “Terry”, also joined him working at the garage helping with bookkeeping and decorating the showroom windows. Richard and Esme celebrated 54 years of marriage. Shortly after they were married, they moved to Melrose, where they began their family together. Richard was raised with strong family values and instilled them to his three children. He was well respected in his hometown of Revere and he was also well respected in the Melrose community. Richard was a proud member of the Massachusetts Masons Mount Tabor Lodge and Aleppo Shriners. He was also a member of the Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose. Richard was a family man first and foremost. Being with his family was paramount. Celebrating any event, holiday or achievement with his children and granddaughters was where he always wanted to be. He was a genuine man who had a heart filled with love, generosity, and integrity.

Richard is the beloved husband of Esme V. “Terry” (Toomey) Waugh of 54 years of Melrose. Loving father of Deborah E. Waugh of Malden, Tracy E. Waugh of Andover, and Richard A. Waugh, Jr. & wife Jeannette E. of Tewksbury. Cherished grandfather “Papa” of Kendra E. Waugh, Vanessa L. Waugh, & Jillian P. Waugh, all of Tewksbury. Devoted son of the late Samuel A. Waugh, Sr. & Marjorie F. (Rogers) Waugh. Dear brother of Samuel A. Waugh, Jr. & wife Margaret of Uxbridge, Roger W. Waugh & wife Sandra of Revere, and Harvey J. & wife Margaret of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment in Puritan lawn Memorial Park, Peabody will be held privately. 


Immediate Funeral Services were Private. A Celebration of Life will be planned and announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114.


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  1. Fr.T
    May 5 2020

    Dear Terry I received word of Dick’s passing just today from a friend in Revere. We became acquainted over engine trouble and became friends for many years. I came to know Dick as a person who reached out to so many and with a heart filled with love responded with a caring spirit that never quit. Christmas cards eventually became our contact which kept the flame of love alive. If there is any consolation at a time of loss it is knowing both you and I along with your family had the gift of Dick’s presence in our lives as truly a unique gift from God. God Bless youTerry and your family. Fr.T

  2. Mark Ingalls
    Apr 28 2020

    To Rich, Jeannette, Kendra, Vanessa, Jillian, and Debbie and Tracy-

    Our condolences on the passing of your father, father-in-law and beloved Papa, who enjoyed a great reputation as a fine person, great provider, respected business owner/operator and wonderful family man. He will be missed most by those who knew him best. May God continue to bless him and provide each of you the peace that surpasses all understanding as you grieve his loss.

    Love, Mark, Sheri, Eric, Lyla and Tyler.

  3. Janet DiModica &John DiModica
    Apr 28 2020

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Dickie was the best of the best. From fixing all our cars for many many years & being our friend. We shall miss his wonderful smile and always happy greeting. Terry was his love and their wonderful and beautiful children. Heaven just got a new angel..With our deepest sympathy and love, Janet & John DiModica.

  4. Mary Judge
    Apr 28 2020

    Dear Terry, Debbie, Tracy and Rich,

    Dick was a genuinely kind and generous man and with you, Terry, we witnessed your beautiful family blossom and grow before our eyes. As your neighbors for decades, please know that we will always remember him and are grateful for the positive impact he had on us and the community.

    We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for the years filled with kind words and small favors you all shared with us, especially with our beloved parents Ella and Lou. We love you and are truly sorry for your loss.

    A great big, really long, virtual hug from us to you,
    Mary and the Alfano family

  5. Maria Gagnon
    Apr 27 2020

    Dear Esmee,
    So very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, Dick. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all.
    Love, Aunt Ethel, Maria, Joe, Andrea & Neil

  6. George Hawley
    Apr 26 2020

    Worked there when Sam was alived and Dick took over. I went to school with Harvy and Roger. My father part time doing some towing. This remind me of some great times that I had with the Waugh family. My hart goes out to all. George Hawley

  7. Ken Wilson
    Apr 26 2020

    Terry, I am so sadden to hear of Dicks’ passing.
    I started out working for Dick based on a recommendation from Tommy Gallant and Steve Shea. In all the time I work for Dick from high school though my service time he treated me very well. While working for Dick we became great friends. I always enjoyed stopping by the shop to talk to Dick and enjoyed catching up on what was going on. I think about him always when driving along Broadway and will continue.

    Bless you and your family.
    My deepest sympathies.
    Ken Wilson

  8. Lisa Galvin Stanton
    Apr 25 2020

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. I had known him since I was a little kid thru my parents.I think my Dad bought his first car from Dick’s showroom ! He was absolutely the nicest, nicest guy who was always smiling! A true gentleman. I know how much he’ll be missed by his family and his friends.

    -My most sincere sympathies, Lisa Galvin Stanton

  9. Tina Long
    Apr 25 2020

    My condolences to the whole Waugh family at this time
    I am so sorry for the loss of Richard Waugh Sr. He was
    loved by so many, God bless him and your family.

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