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Richard J. “Richie” Cecere, Jr.

Funeral Services will be held privately for Richard J. “Richie” Cecere, Jr. who died on Tuesday April 14th at the Massachusetts General Hospital , after suffering a severe asthma attack at home on Monday morning, April 13th, he was 21 years old.

Richie lived in Revere all of his life and he was educated in Revere Public Schools. After high school, Richie began to work for his uncle, Revere Firefighter Michael G. Amore in his electrical business, Amore Electric. He looked up to his uncle as being the biggest role model in his life & who had a positive impact on Richie. Richie began his career as an Apprentice Electrician alongside his uncle. He also had aspirations of joining the Revere Fire Department like his uncle & his grandfather, Gerald “Gerry” Amore. Richie had a real knack for repairing anything as he was talented with his hands and was extremely mechanically inclined. Richie was also involved with both riding and repairing dirt bikes. Among other things, he had a deep affection for animals, especially dogs. He will always be remembered as being an individual with a great sense of humor, big heart and he was always sweet & kind everyone he met. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 61.

He is the loving son of Kathleen R. Amore & Richard J. Cecere, Sr. He is the cherished brother of Alexa R. Amore, Christopher J. Cecere & Brianna Bonno, all of Revere. Proud grandson of Ret. Revere Fire Department Lt. Gerald A. Amore & wife Kathleen A. of Revere & the late Mary Cecere. Adored uncle of Haley Grasso. Beloved nephew of Christine M. Malley & husband Revere Police Lt. Glenn Malley of Danvers, Jennifer E. Amore–Angiulo of Revere, the late Revere Firefighter Michael G. Amore & his wife Jillene Amore of Danvers, Krista Cecere & Stephen Cecere, both of Revere. Treasured cousin of Anthony M. Amore, Nicole Amore, Jessica Malley, Cassidy Malley, Dominic Amore, Brooklynn Amore, Anthony P., Nickolas, Michael, & Joseph Angiulo and many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Funeral Services & Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be private.


In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970.


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  1. Melissa Pelletier
    May 9 2020

    I still can’t believe he’s gone. Such a good kid with a big heart. I cannot imagine how you’re family is dealing with this tragedy. I love you Kat and wish you and you’re family peace while dealing with your pain of losing another family member. Way too young to have passed. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Nicole Barsky
    May 3 2020

    I’m so very sorry my heart is broken for you and Ritchie, May he rest I’m eternal peace

  3. Frank and Kathy Nocera
    Apr 20 2020

    Dear Kathy, Jerry and your family. You have been in our hearts and thoughts. We are so sorry for the loss of your Grandson. With our deepest sympathy

    Kathy and Frank

  4. Joseph dellorfano
    Apr 18 2020

    So sorry aunty kat wish somebody told me about the funeral I didn’t even get to see Ritchie again after I got out of jail

  5. Lorraine and Anthony DiGiovanni
    Apr 17 2020

    Jerry, Kathy, Kathleen and family, we are so sorry to hear of your son and grandson’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences to your whole family. We are so sad to hear of this terrible news. May God Bless you all.

  6. linda.gaspari@comcast.net
    Apr 17 2020

    Kathleen,

    Words cannot express our feelings of grief for your loss. We wish there was an easy way we could offer you comfort. Please know that Richie, you, and the entire Cicere / Amore family are in our hearts, our minds, our thoughts, and our prayers at this time.

    With deepest sympathy and love,

    Linda and Don Gaspari

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