May 1, 1935 – March 16, 2021
Richard L. Cahill, of Wareham, MA (Formerly of Eastham, MA), 85 peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the All-American Assisted Living Facility in Wareham.
Richard was born on May 1, 1935 in Newburyport, MA to Ruth and Ralph Cahill. (He was the second son, having an older Brother Alan (deceased) and a younger sister, Susan Houle of Stafford Springs, CT. Richard was the beloved husband of Nancy V. Cahill (deceased). He married the love of his life, in 1956 and they raised a family in Hebron, CT for many years before retiring to their Cape Cod home in 1994. Richard enjoyed coaching youth basketball and baseball and fishing on Cape Cod Bay. Both Richard and his wife appreciated the natural beauty of Eastham and spent their time together with friends and family enjoying the beaches.
Richard was a 1953 graduate of Manchester High School, a U.S. Veteran, serving our country in the Fourth U.S. Field Army based in Germany for three years. Upon return he married and started a lifelong career as an account representative in retail food distribution representing well known consumer brands such as Dixie, Bumble Bee, and Poland Springs Water. He loved his work, made many lifelong acquaintances, and was the recipient of several company trips around the world for his sales excellence.
Richard is survived by three children: Mark Richard Cahill and his wife Maryanne of Orleans, Scott Samuel Cahill and his wife Carol of Sagamore Beach, and Kelly Cahill Moore and her husband Brian of Brewster. He was the proud and loving grandfather to seven grandchildren, Mitchell and Austin Cahill of Orleans, Alecia, Benjamin and Molly Cahill of Sagamore Beach, and Camden and Curtis Moore of Brewster. In addition, he leaves behind many nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends in the New England area. Richard was deeply passionate about New England professional and collegiate sports. He was fortunate to have enjoyed watching all his grandchildren participate in local athletics across Cape Cod. From hockey rinks to gymnasiums, to soccer and football fields, he was the delighted spectator and supporter to his talented grandchildren.
Due to Covid-19, a private service will be held next Tuesday morning at Nickerson Funeral Home in Orleans followed by private burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Eastham. The family is planning a ‘celebration of life’ event for later in the year. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Richard’s name to the Cure Alzheimer’s fund or the Lower Cape Outreach Council. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.