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Richard C. “Dick” Moscato

Of Winthrop and formerly Revere, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2022 with his wife, Mary Katherine (McGovern) by his side at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington .  Richard “Dick” was born on January 2, 1951, son to the late Vincent and Dorothy (McDougall) Moscato.  Married for 37 years, devoted husband and loving father to Lauren Maher and husband Gerald, and adoring grandfather to Ella Maeve.

He leaves behind many beloved family members including his brother, Joseph and wife Roberta, sister, Nancy Amos, sister- in- law Judith Williams and husband Brian and brother- in- law Richard McGovern and wife Colleen, and many nieces and nephews. 

Dick cherished the time spent with his family. He raised his family in Wakefield, MA and spent the summers boating and winters skiing at their vacation home in Bridgton, ME. Dick enjoyed volunteering his time to coaching various youth sports teams in Wakefield throughout the years.  A few special lifetime memories were his trips to Australia for his daughter’s 21st birthday and to Italy for his 35th wedding anniversary, his daughter’s wedding and the birth of his granddaughter.

Growing up in Revere in the 60s and 70s, everyone had a nickname and got in some kind of trouble. His nickname was “The Bird” as he was the fastest runner on the sports teams, and he was well known for sharing outlandish stories of the “pool room” and the “corner” where everyone knew he was quite the troublemaker.

Following his retirement from the Sheet Metal International Union Local 17, Dick enjoyed golfing, boating, yard work and his annual trips to Florida. He was a longtime member of the Winthrop Yacht Club and Winthrop Elks.

The Moscato family would like to respectfully thank Dr. Edward Jewell of the Vascular Surgery Department at Lahey Clinic and his team for the unconditional care, treatment and support they have given Dick over the past 8 years.

Due to COVID restrictions, Dick’s Celebration of Life will be held at a future date at the Boston University Marsh Chapel. Fellow boaters will be welcomed this summer to the spreading of his ashes at Spectacle Island where he and Mary would spend Sundays picnicking among the sea glass.  Donations can be made in his memory to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 or by visiting www.hebrewseniorlife.org.


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  1. Ruth Smith
    Jan 16 2022

    Mary, my condolences to you and your family.

  2. Ann Raftery
    Jan 15 2022

    very sorry for your loss, I remember Dickie from years ago in Revere, he was a very nice guy, always smiling and had something nice to say. Looks like he had a very good life, REST IN PEACE

  3. Greggory Beckett
    Jan 13 2022

    Mary,
    So sorry for your loss, I’ll miss Dick and our brief interactions on the dock.
    Keep me informed about the Spectacle Island event.

    Peace,

    Gregg Beckett

  4. Peter Mantegazza
    Jan 13 2022

    I’m so sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. I only met him a couple of times, but I recall his great sense of humor and that he was a wonderful storyteller. I’m sure he will be missed. My condolences to the Moscato family.

  5. Brian Mueller
    Jan 11 2022

    I did not know Mr. Moscato. Although after reading his obituary, I wish I had. I do, however, know his daughter, Lauren, and he should Rest In Peace knowing that he left a legacy of such high character, class, strength and warmth. My condolences to Lauren and the Moscato family.

  6. Robert ONeil
    Jan 11 2022

    My condolences to Dicks family always enjoyed talking to Dick at the Yacht Club I remember how glad he was to have moved close his daughter and grandchild

  7. Wayne Terminello
    Jan 11 2022

    A wonderful friend since high school and softball teammate for many years. We had many great times over the years from trips to Saratoga and of course in our softball victories and losses too. Dick was a stand-up guy never shy to voice his opinions. He also had a sense of humor and comedic delivery that would leave us rolling with laughter. My sincerest condolences to Mary and family. RIP my friend!

  8. Barbara MacDougall Robinson
    Jan 10 2022

    To my amazing cousin Dicky..I Love you and will forever have you in my Heart❤️ Your Mom (my Aunt Dotty) is waiting for you in HEAVEN. Praying for your Wife and your daughter and her family❤️❤️ Cousins Nancy and Joe and your families my Heart is with you all❤️❤️

  9. Kathi Bradford and Kelli Nielsen
    Jan 10 2022

    Dick, may you rest in eternal peace knowing that you made a difference in this world. Your funny, kind and welcoming nature always made us feel part of the family…The love of your family and friends is far reaching and the joyous Fourth of July we spent with you, Mary, Tom and Nancy always brings beautiful memories.

    Sending much love to you all…

  10. Norman Macdougall
    Jan 10 2022

    Dickie was my cousin. I always looked up to him and loved reminiscing about my dads side of the family. He would always make me laugh. I know your mom is waiting to Greek you in heaven. God speed my friend ❤️

  11. eugene mckenna
    Jan 10 2022

    My old friend now your pain is gone and you can rest. Had some good laughs. Played a lot of basketball together. Lincoln School and the Poolroom. Mary. He was so lucky to have you by his side. God Bless and see you in the Spring

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