Richard "Slick Rick" E. Faria Jr.

7 julio , 196631 octubre , 2019

Richard E. “Slick Rick” Faria, Jr., age 53, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 31, 2019 in St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the husband of Shelly (Souza) Faria to whom he was with 31 years and married for 22.

Richard was the son of Richard E. Faria Sr. and the late Maryjane (Boulay) Hargreaves. Most precious to him was his daughter, Katie, who he called “Bugga.”

He was born in Providence, RI, but he was a lifelong resident of Swansea, MA. Richard was a graduate of Joseph Case High School, Class of 1984. He then went on to be a successful Sheet Metal Worker, “Tin-Knocker,” for eighteen years. As a motorcycle enthusiast, he fixed and built many bikes. A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling. Richard was able to fix most anything, earning the nickname “MacGyver.”

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by one daughter, Katie Faria and her boyfriend Nick Botelho; one brother, Richard E. Dubiel and his partner Dana; nephew, Zachary Dubiel; sister-in-law, Robin Rodrigues and her husband Gary; niece, Corbin Ferreira and her children Alex, Jesse and Maci; paternal grandmother, Lucy Faria; step-mother, Linda Iavarone; step-father, Paul Hargreaves; father and mother-in-law, Frank “Satch” Souza and Madeline Souza; lifetime best friend, John Rosen; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea and will be announced at a later date.


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Richard "Slick Rick" E. Faria Jr.


Bud Ryan

7 noviembre , 2019

Rick was a great dude that was down to earth and was loved by many...Im sure he rode his bike through heavens gates saying the party has arrived prepair yourselfs for a good time...RIP bro we will see ya on the flipside make sure the beers are cold and the shots are lined up..

Joe King

7 noviembre , 2019

Rick you will always be in my memory, we rode are first Harleys together and what fun we had. I thought this was a bad dream you will be missed.

Tracy Farias

5 noviembre , 2019

RIP Rick, you will always be missed we had some good laughs when you and Richie came to visit me at the prayers are with the family... RIP bro oxox

John Rosen

4 noviembre , 2019

We will miss Rick he was one of our best friends. He was not only a friend he was family. Our hearts go out to you all.
Love John and Cindy

Gerry & Noreen DaPonte

3 noviembre , 2019

Gerry and I send our deep condolences! Prayers to you and your family.

Gerry & Noreen DaPonte

Shelly Faria

2 noviembre , 2019

Rick I will always love you we had our ups and downs but I wouldn't change a thing till we meet again love you to the moon an back❤

Dana Grosaru

2 noviembre , 2019

Life doesn't have a Pause button, but it feels like it stopped for a moment. In a blink of an eye a loved one was gone. I will always remember you, Rick Faria!

Katie Faria

2 noviembre , 2019

Daddy, I'm afraid, won't you stay a little while?
Keep me safe 'cause there's monsters right outside
Daddy, please don't go, I don't wanna be alone
'Cause the second that you're gone they're gonna know
Before he went to bed he grabbed my hand and said
Just 'cause I'm leavin'
It don't mean that I won't be right by your side
When you need me
And you can't see me in the middle of the night
Just close your eyes and say a prayer
It's okay, I know you're scared when I'm not here
But I'll always be right there
Even though I'm leavin', I ain't goin' nowhere

robin an Gary Rodrigues

2 noviembre , 2019

Rick you will be greatly missed,you have been part of my life for many many years. I know your in a better place. I just cant come to terms with this !Gary an I will always be here for katie bug an shelly, you sleep easy my brotherinlaw, God Speed you will never be left out of our stories or memories Fly High

Zach Dubiel

2 noviembre , 2019

You will always be with me Rick. I’ll ride on till we meet again. Love you Slick.