Richard B. McGaughey Sr

Richard Barry McGaughey, Sr., son of the late Francis and Emily (O’Neil) and a life-long resident of Holbrook, passed away surrounded by his family on May 12, 2021. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Josephine Tenore McGaughey. He was the devoted father of ten children, J. Michael McGaughey of Holbrook, Richard Barry McGaughey, Jr. and his wife Leah of Holbrook, Diane McGaughey Pellitteri and her husband Chris of Holbrook, Maria McGaughey Smith and her husband Timothy of Holbrook, Steven McGaughey and his wife Jennifer of Plymouth, Joanna McGaughey Parker and her husband Christopher of Holbrook, Daniel McGaughey and his wife Sandra of Plymouth, Matthew McGaughey and his wife Marcella of Hingham, Tony McGaughey and his wife Sarah of Framingham, and Jason McGaughey of Holbrook.

He was the loving and devoted grandfather of twenty-one grandchildren: Jaclyn, Richard III, Joseph, Ryan, Maria, Kevin, Emma, Kiley, Christopher, Michael, Adam, Abigail, Anthony, Catherine, Maggie, Nathaniel, Patrick, Luke, Molly, Bryce and Brooke.

He was predeceased by his son, Nathaniel McGaughey, his brothers Frank McGaughey and Lonnie McGaughey, and his sisters Joan Scott, Barbara Clifford, Emily Marshall. He is survived by his sister, Elinor Cassidy.

A graduate of Holbrook High School’s Class of 1956, he proudly served the town of Holbrook throughout his years, and if there was a committee to be on, Rick was on it. He was a long-standing member of the Saint Joseph’s finance committee, assisting in paying off the mortgage of the Church, the same Church where you could find him sitting in the back every weekend for mass. He was elected to six consecutive 3-year terms on Holbrook’s Board of Selectmen, the longest tenure in Holbrook’s history. While holding this position, he helped the organization of the town’s annual Memorial Day Parade, Holbrook’s yearly Christmas tree lighting, the creation of the Veteran’s Memorial in Mary Wales Park, helped to obtain a donation for the public library, and so much more. He also served on the Housing Authority of Holbrook and the Holbrook Cemetery Committee. For 48 years, Rick was involved with the Stan Mikita American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association, first as a devoted parent, and then as a dedicated supporter.

As a proprietor of family run businesses and real estate, in 1968, he became the proud owner of Hennessy News, a small-town, family-run business in Hingham. He eventually opened seventeen stores in several towns. Throughout the years, he was well known on the South Shore as a generous and fair employer to generations of families.

Rick enjoyed being an avid Boston sports fan and a Red Sox season ticket holder for 38 years. While he loved Boston sports, he loved watching his children and grandchildren play more. You could find him, up at the park, standing behind the center field fence, either alone or with his brother Lonnie, simply enjoying the game of baseball.

He was an amazing father, grandfather, friend and teacher. What mattered most to Rick, however, was his family and his faith. Whether you called him Rick, Dad, Papa or friend, he answered the call. He had a strong belief in the power and bond of family and its immense importance in life. He had a way of welcoming anyone and everyone into his family. He had a strong intellect and spoke with influence. His stories will live on for decades. He asked little, gave generously and loved deeply. He will be deeply missed by his friends but most of all his family.

Visiting hours will be at St. Joseph’s Church, 153 South Franklin Street, Holbrook, on Tuesday, May 18 from 4-8pm. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 19 at 10:30am. A live stream of the Mass will be available via www.harborview.live. Burial to follow at Union Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Autism Resources, 33 James Reynolds Road, Swansea, MA 02777 or to the Stan Mikita American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) ℅ Kevin Delaney, 9345 N. Harding, Evanston, IL 60203 in Rick’s name are requested. Arrangements handled by the Hurley Currie Funeral Home, Holbrook.

Guestbook


First Name: Jenna
Last Name: Rodriguez
City: Brockton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/15/2021

So very sorry for your loss Dan and family xx


First Name: Joan
Last Name: Pavidis
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 05/15/2021

Always a smile, wave and a friendly hello!


First Name: Joseph
Last Name: Davis
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: Norfolk
Entry Date: 05/15/2021

Sorry to read of Ricks passing He was a special man and devoted to the town of Holbrook Resst In Peace Rick and God Bless his family. Joe Davis formerly ofCedar Hill Rd presently of Sherrick Ave Holbrook. Take care


First Name: John
Last Name: Ford
City: Rockland
State: MA
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 05/15/2021

Rest in peace


First Name: Frank
Last Name: Belanger
City: Scituate
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 05/17/2021

After reading Richards obit, I feel that he was a strong and dedicated family man that stood tall in many ways. Being a regular visitor at Hennessy's in Scituate and knowing both Diane and Michael, it shows through his children what kind of a man he was. My heart goes out to the family during this time of sorrow. Revel in his memories as they will last forever.


First Name: Bob
Last Name: Delorey
City: W.Barnstable
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 05/17/2021

My condolences go out to the McGaughey family. I worked for Rick at the Hingham and Scituate stores in 1968-69. He was a nice man, always kind words for me and my family. Rest in Paradise.


First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Culhane
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/17/2021

I am so sorry for your loss, he was a great person and a better friend!


First Name: Tom
Last Name: Hurley
City: North Quincy
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/18/2021

My sincere condolences to Josie and the McGaughey family. Rick was a good friend for over 40 years. I will miss him. I wanted to come to the wake and pay my respects but I find myself out of town and unable to attend.


First Name: Benjamin
Last Name: Wells
City: HOLBROOK
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/19/2021

I'm very sorry for your loss Josie. Rick was a very special man as are you and everyone in your family.


First Name: Mildred(chisholm)
Last Name: Winters
City: TAUNTON
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 05/23/2021

I am so sorry Josie to hear of Rick's passing. He was such a fine person. Always out there to help anyone in need. He will be missed by many family and friends. He always had a smile on his face and never a bad word about any one. My prayers and thoughts are with you all, remember the good times and he will always be in your heart and never forgotten.


First Name: Toni
Last Name: McCarthy
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 05/25/2021

To the McGaughey family..
My sincere sympathy on your loss. Rick was a giant of a man. He
was everyone’s friend. Very approachable and kind. Everything that
has been said about him is true. There is nothing left to say except
His name will always be synonymous with the Town of Holbrook.
How lucky we have been to have him here.
Peace and Love
Toni McCarthy


Leave a Comment

Sign the Guestbook
Search Again