Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA


Richard A. Russell

19 enero , 19537 mayo , 2019
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Richard A. Russell, 66, of Lynn, MA passed away peacefully on May 7th, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Richard was the devoted husband of Kathleen (Sousa) Russell.

Richard was born January 19, 1953 in, Melrose, MA. He is the son of the late Paul Russell and Barbara (Fyler) Russell.

He was the loving father of Pauline Russell of Quincy, MA and Joeline Cournoyer of Tennessee; the beloved brother of Paul Russell and his wife, Francesca of CT; Ronald Russell and his wife, Susan of ME; Linda Grant and her husband, Peter of ME; Larry Russell and his wife, Martha of ME; the cherished grandfather of Tressina Carpenter, Emma Brown, Larry Brown, Victoria Cournoyer, Savannah Lynn Cournoyer; the adoring great-grandfather of Ellynor Carpenter- Sosa. Richard is also survived by his many sister and brother-in-laws, several nieces and nephews, and many treasured friends.

Richard worked for many years as Maintenance Director at the Lynn, Wakefield, and Salem YMCAs and for Element Care for 18 years, until his retirement in 2015. Richard was a mentor to many young people through his work at the YMCA.

A truly selfless man, Richard made sure to teach his grandchildren, and anyone who needed it, how to be a good person, and how to achieve your goals through hard work. He was a champion for the underdog, a protector for the unprotected.

With a big heart, great sense of humor, and his boisterous laugh, Richard always knew how to make everyone around him laugh and smile. He was known as “Happy Rick” to his niece and nephews as well as some of the neighborhood kids on Haviland Ave. Rick enjoyed traveling with his wife, fishing with friends, gardening, dinners at local spots like Monte’s, and spending time with his family. Most of all he loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He was known for the personalized Easter baskets that he lovingly made for his grandchildren and his niece and nephew, Jenna and Dylan. Visiting hours will be held at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. with the funeral service following at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to: Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St, Danvers, MA 01923.


  • Memorial Visitation miércoles, 15 mayo , 2019
  • Memorial Service miércoles, 15 mayo , 2019


Richard A. Russell


Jason Saucier

16 mayo , 2019

Just wanted to share one of my memories of my uncle since I couldnt bring myself to talk at the service. I remeber my mom and I going to visit my uncle and him showing me his coin collection. He showed me a wheat penny collection he had that was missing one penny in it a 1926D or 1928D penny. On the way back home my mother and I stopped at a pizza place and we get done eating and I notice a penny on the table. I flipped it over and sure enough it was the one missing in my uncles penny collection. We mailed it to him and he was so surprised he sent me a bunch of different coins to start my own collection. RIP UNCLE I may shed tears now but know I will cherrish your memory with a smile. Love you.

Sandra Crawford-Zanger

15 mayo , 2019

Rick was always smiling and willing to help out at work. As busy as he was, he always took the time to say hello. His kindness and respect for the clients at the PACE Program was amazing. I know that he will be missed dearly by you Kathy and family. Please accept my condolences. With sympathy,
Sandy Crawford-Zanger

Shirley McCadden. Ryan

14 mayo , 2019

So sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. I haven't run into him in years. But I will always remember the tea parties with Susie and the shows we used to put on in back yard. I'm sure he will be missed by all his family and friends.

Steven Gotimer

14 mayo , 2019

My wife and I were very sad to hear the news that Rick is no longer with us. I hadn't seen him for a number of years but I fondly remember Rick, and his whole family, as next door neighbors in the great Essex St neighborhood of the late 50's and on. Rick always had a smile on his face and was fun to be with and I am sure he will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. We are sorry that we will be unable to attend his services, having already planned a trip up to MA next month from our home in FL, because we would like to be able to extend our condolences in person and we know we will be missing a trip down memory lane with all who will be there to honor and pay respect to Rick. Rest in peace Rick !!!!

Pam Sousa

13 mayo , 2019

Rick was truly an incredible soul, full of strength, love, kindness, and so much more and loved by so many. The love Kathy and Rick shared is everlasting.
His life was truly a blessing!
The wonderful memories I have of him will bring a smile to my face every time.
Gone too soon—rest in peace Rick.
Love, your favorite sister in law….

Diane Holey

13 mayo , 2019

Sending our deepest condolences to you Kathy and family. Where do I begin? Joe and I had the pleasure of meeting Rick and Kathy when they moved into our neighborhood and quickly became good friends. They had something very special that drew people directly toward them. He loved Kathy with all his heart and always called her, “My Kathy.” We had sooooo many good times together and even traveled to Mexico together. He enjoyed fishing with Joe and our sons. He always made us laugh! He always put family first and had a strong faith in God for sure! You will be deeply missed our dear friend. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Rest in heavenly peace until we meet again. May all your memories of Rick help comfort you in this most difficult time. 🙏💔😢

Beth Huntoon

12 mayo , 2019

I worked with Rick for over 8 years at Element Care. I was a Social Worker and Rick was really my "go to " person for just about any mechanical or Institutional issue that came up and more. Since I was also blessed to work right next to his devoted wife, Kathy, there wasn't a day that passed that if Rick was in the School Street Building, he wouldn't drop by my office to ask how things were, check on a concern, or just show his kindness and friendship. That's who Rick Russell was. He was a man with a strong work ethic, a strong sense of responsibility, and a person who valued his colleagues and all the Participants. No one was a number to Rick Russell. And we all loved him and respected him.
May you rest in peace, Rick. Kathy, may you find comfort in the love that your friends and family are surrounding you with . Prayers to you and your family. Remember, Rick will always be in our hearts.

Michele Louizos

11 mayo , 2019

Rick was the best guy EVER! I had the pleasure of meeting both Rick and kathy at PACE many years ago. What I admired most about Rick was his dedication to his wife and people in general. He had an infectious laugh and smile that I will never forget. He was a one of a kind type of gentleman and I will never forget him. I was fortunate to have met him. Til we meet again Ricka..love you a lot....Michele

Jason Saucier

10 mayo , 2019

I will always remeber the way you could always light a room. The way you always made my mom smile when you were around. We all will definately miss Uncle Larry and you reminscing with your crazy stories. You will forever be missed and hold a special place in my heart. RIP UNCLE, your nephew.

Patricia (Sousa) Boyle

10 mayo , 2019

Had to share this oldie but goody picture of Rick & I back in our dancing & club days...