Richard Samuel Casino
Retired Novelty Bias Binding Head Shipper
Richard Samuel Casino, 85, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, entered into eternal rest Friday morning, September 11 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Samuel and Virginia A. (Mollica) Casino, Richard graduated from Shurtleff School and Chelsea High School, Class of 1953. He played trumpet in the Shurtleff and C.H.S. bands and was a nine year veteran of the MA Army National Guard.
Richard is a retired head shipper of Novelty Bias Binding Co. in Chelsea. He dedicated 50 years of service before retiring in 2005. Richard is a late member of the Chelsea Knights of Columbus and the Chelsea Senior Center, where he enjoyed playing bocce. He also enjoyed Wonderland, Suffolk Downs, Foxwoods and Encore. Richard was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox; Ted Williams was his favorite player.
Richard leaves behind his brother, Paul G. Casino of Chelsea. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins.
Richard’s Funeral services were conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea on Tuesday, September 15. Services concluded with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. We encourage family and friends to visit www.carafafuneralhome.com to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.
Retired educator and Korean War Bronze Star recipient
Richard C. “Dick” O’Callaghan, a long time Peabody resident, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston with his loving family at his side. He was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved son of the late John and Mary (DeAngelis) O’Callaghan, Dick attended Chelsea schools and graduated from Chelsea High School and Fitchburg State College. During the Korean Conflict, he enlisted in the US Army. A Bronze Star recipient, he was honorably discharged in 1957. He married his beloved Rosemary (Memmolo) on September 12, 1959. Together they welcomed and raised their three children: Lisa, Lori and Rick.
Dick began his career as a union sheet metal worker and continued on as a sheet metal instructor and teacher at the Northeast Regional Vocational H.S. in Wakefield. He retired in 2002 after 29 years of teaching and starting young men and women out on their future paths. His love was always focused on family and friends, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and beautiful wife.
During his lifetime, he also enjoyed gardening, anything history related, fishing boating and travel. Always a true friend, mentor, and patriot with a gift for sharing his wisdom, knowledge, and life experiences.
He was a member of Local 17 Sheet Metal Workers Union, The Knights of Columbus Chelsea, Council 83 and the Mass Teachers Union.
In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his late brother John O’Callaghan. Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Rosemary E. (Memmolo) O’Callaghan and he was the devoted father of Lisa O’Callaghan Haley and her husband, Jim of Milford, Lori O’Callaghan Michaud of Chester, NH and Rick O’Callaghan and his wife, Leslie of Peabody; cherished grandfather of AJ, Shaunna, Megan, Marisa and Connor. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Conway
Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Peabody, Friday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The visitation will be followed by Graveside Services at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody at 11 a.m. All attendees are required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Also, there will be no register book, please sign the online guestbook at www.ccbfuneral.com.
Donations in Dick’s name should be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St.Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105. www.stjude.org/donate or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL, 33607 https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate.