Obituaries

Richard D. “Dick” Elliott

November 3rd, 2013

Richard D. “Dick” Elliott, age 71, of Wilmington passed away on November 3, 2013.  Dick was born in Medford on August 4, 1942.  He was the second son of John and Helen Elliott’s five children.  He was raised in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. 

Dick was married to Nancy Cutter for 53 years and together they raised three children; Scott, Gayle and David. Dick was employed as a truck driver for Charles River Labs for 23 years.  He supported his children and grandchildren in whatever sport they participated, whether it be coaching or just being there as a    proud dad and grandparent. He was an avid sports fan following all New England teams; especially the Bruins and Red Sox. 

Fishing was another one of Dick’s passions; whether it was deep sea, lakes or rivers you could count him in.  Often he would be found at Plum Island and Cape Cod, anywhere with water, Dick would be looking to cast a reel.  When he wasn’t fishing, Dick could be found playing games on his computer.

Dick and Nancy loved to travel; cruises, Ireland, and one of their favorites vacation spots, Las Vegas.  They loved traveling with their sisters and brother-in-law, Roy and Carol Sarica and Priscilla Conroy.  Those trips meant so much to Dick and Nancy and as well as the memories they made on them.       

Dick was the beloved husband of Nancy L. (Cutter) Elliott of Wilmington. He was the devoted father of Scott Elliott & his wife Sheryl of Wilmington, Gayle Mulligan & her husband James of Westford and David Elliott & his wife Donna of Londonderry, NH.  Dick was the loving “Gramp” of Christopher Elliott, Allie and Edward Silva, James, Richard and Michael Mulligan and David and Raymond Elliott.  Dick leaves behind 2 brothers and 2 sisters he was the special brother-in-law of Roy & Carol Sarica of Tewksbury and Priscilla Conroy of Plaistow, NH.  Dick is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, November 7th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 6th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Dick’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA  02241-7005.

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39 Entries in Guest Book for “Richard D. “Dick” Elliott”

  1. Joanne Benton says:

    Dear Dave and family,
    The entire Wilmington Public School community sends our condolences to you and your family over the loss of your father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Fondly,
    Joanne Benton
    Superintendent of Schools
    Wilmington

  2. Larry Knight says:

    Although time has separated our relationship, I’ll always will remember Dick as a really GREAT guy. My condolences to Nancy, Scott, Gayle and David.

  3. Williams family says:

    Condolences to the Elliot family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “is healing the broken hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

  4. John Gerhartz says:

    Nancy, Scott, Gayle, and Dave, so sorry to hear about the passing of Dick, may you take comfort in the memories you had with him. Kris and I send our thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time, may he rest in peace.

  5. Al Coutu says:

    Scott & family: My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time and may he rest in peace.

  6. The Wards says:

    Nancy, Gayle, Jim, Ricky and Michael
    Gramp at hockey games is one of our cherished memories from when the boys were younger. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you.

  7. Leisa Park says:

    Condolences to all of you. I haven’t seen Mr Elliott in many years but I remember him as a nice man.
    Leisa Park

  8. Patty Wayman-Fone says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Elliott family..

    Stan Fone and Patty Wayman-Fone family.

  9. Nancy Bemis says:

    My deepest sympathy to Nancy, Scott. Gayle, David My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Dick was a wonderful man .R. I. P.

  10. Nicole Greeley says:

    Nancy, Gayle, Jim, Ricky and Mikey,
    Many heartfelt thoughts and prayers sent to your family. I haven’t seen Dick in quite a while, but I will never forget him in the rinks for the boys hockey games. His feistiness towards the refs was comical and greatly appreciated. May he rest in peace.

  11. Dick Kaszynski says:

    Dick was a good and special friend when he and I attended the Mildred H. Rogers (Elementary School).
    My memories of him are particularly vivid. He will be missed.
    I extend my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
    Dick Kaszynski

  12. Ed and Bonnie says:

    Nancy, Gayle, Scott and David, so sorry to hear of the death of your husband / father.. Dick will be missed by many.. He was a great guy.. We have many good memories of times with Dick.. Our deepest condolences to all family members and loved ones.. Ed and Bonnie

  13. Michael Grant says:

    David
    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father. I wish you and your family. My condolences to your whole family

    Sincerely
    Michael Grant
    Grant Cleaning Services.

  14. Lori Rankin(Knight) says:

    So sad to hear the news of the loss of your father. Sending my deepest sympathies and prayers to you all. May the happy memories carry you through this difficult time. R.I.P
    Lori Rankin

  15. Kathy DiTroia says:

    Scotty,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember working for years with Dick….He was a hoot! May memories of your Dad get you through this trying time. Kathy

  16. Gayle says:

    Dad, I really wish you didn’t have to leave us – leave Mom. You were the first man I fell in love with. You are an amazing father, husband and grandfather. I will forever hold you close to me. We will take care of Mom. We all really miss you. I LOVE YOU. Gayle

  17. Eddie Giroux says:

    To the Elliott Family, my deepest condolances for the loss of your dad he was a great guy and i will always remember him at the hockey rink or talking to me about his love of fishing. may god bless you all in these trying times.

  18. Jimbo McHugh says:

    Dave. Donna and Family,

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  19. Karen says:

    Richard,
    Wilmington has lost one of its Greatest..!!
    Your family and all those that had the fortune to know you will miss running into you around town..
    You will be forever missed, but our memories of you will live on..
    Love from your brothers and sisters:
    Jack, Paul, Rose, Valerie and Karen

  20. Rosemary Elliott Murray says:

    RICHARD, I was so glad Sonny and I got to visit with you. I will always hold that last hug and kiss in my heart forever. I was so proud to have had you for a brother and to share you with all our friends in Wilmington and Tewksbury and what a great time we had growing up. Miss you always, love Sonny,Rosemary and Kelle Murray I

  21. Chris says:

    Gramp,
    I love you best friend…. I’ll never forget our time together. From going to the gas station to play cards at 5 years old to the countless days spent fishing at whichever spot you deemed would land the big one… I grew up with the best grandfather and bud I could ask for. No matter the day , weather or circumstance you and nan made my hockey games and im forever greatful. I’ll remember all the time just hanging out at the house while nan and dad were at work watching sports while you read your paper. I’ll remember sliding down the stairs and having you laugh hysterical every time.. Your an awesome man and I hope I can carry our name in my life as you carried it in yours… Catch the big one up there you deserve it… I’ll never say goodbye I”ll see you later
    Love Chris

  22. Lynn Kimber-Cormier says:

    Dear Nancy and family, you are always all on our thoughts and prayers. It would take too long to mention all the wonderful memories my children and I have of Dick. You will be greatly missed Dick by us all. Love and deepest sympathy…Lynn, Sara,Tim and Andrew Kimber

  23. Eileen Sutera says:

    Nancy, you and Dick have always been so very special to me. When the clock at Dunkin Donuts reached 6:36am I always looked to see if Nancy and Dick were arriving. We had 25 special minutes to chat before Nancy had to go to work.
    Dick, you have left your family and friends with wonderful memories of a terrific person. Peace to all your family !!!!! Love, Eileen & Sal

  24. Janet & Michael Sullivan says:

    Dave,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing….I never met him but, if he was anything like you he must have been a GREAT guy. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  25. Bob & Judy Jackson says:

    Dear Nancy, we were so saddened to hear of the passing of Dick, after “53″ years of marriage, life has truly changed. I won’t attempt to comfort you with our words, just know that our thoughts & prayers are with you, as well as Gayle, Scott, David, and all of your family. We’ll always have fond memories of “Dick”, and will pray for his safe return home. I’ll always treasure our younger years, Salem Willows, Newfound Lake, and “blueberry picking” in Wilmington. Dick, have a safe journey home, and please say hello to my Mom & Dad. With all our Love, Bob & Judy Jackson.

  26. Frank West says:

    To the Elliott family-

    Karen and I offer our deepest condolences at the passing of Mr. Elliott. Our prayers are with your family.

    Karen and Frank West

  27. David Elliott says:

    Dad you were always the coolest dad anyone could ever have. I remember sleeping on the livingroom floor just so i could go with
    you to load or unload trucks late night.Cause anyone that knows you
    if someone needed you regardless if you just fell asleep from the long
    days ,all it took was the ring of the phone.then with sleepy eyes your
    little helper was ready to go just so i could be able to hang out with you.
    tThanks for the tireless hours you took out for all us kids ,although you
    were on the road for 4 days you still managed to make all our sports and whatever we had going on.Belive it or not i do remember simmer days at Silver lake my most fondest memories for me are by the lake. i know i was’nt the easiest son to raise,some would say veeeeeery stressful ,But you just shook your head and give me that look. i will miss you but hopefuly i will see you again And we will have a cast together

  28. Cheryl Hird-Baranow says:

    Dave and family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  29. Ellen Sawyer says:

    To the Elliott family. I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Although I haven’t seen Dick around in a few years I will always remember what a nice and kind man he was. I would like to offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to his family.

  30. Charlie Wayman says:

    Nancy; I was stunned when I heard of Dick’s passing and I send condolences to you and your family. Fond memories shared with you & Dick will not be forgotten. Love from Charlie, Pat and Donna.

  31. Pat King Ret. Wilm. Police Det. says:

    Nancy & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dick was a great guy. Always had a smile on his face and something funny to say.

  32. Heather & Steven Fuller says:

    Dave, Donna and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  33. Lisa Giroux Bozzella says:

    To the Elliot family; I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad, and father was a great guy. I have many happy memories working at the rink with him. I know he lived ‘each day to the fullest.’ You are fortunate to have had him in your life. Take care during these trying days.

  34. John Reid says:

    Mrs. Elliott,Scott,Gayle,Dave
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    I think of you all quite often & will miss this great man you called husband/dad. you are a wonderful family, stay strong for him.
    And may God bless you all. Rest in peace Mr.Elliott (Dick) Love John Reid

  35. The Nelson Family says:

    Dear Dave and family
    Deepest sympathies to you and your families. Your Dad was a very kind hearted man, and we will always remember him pitching softballs at Town Park.
    Celebrate his life and fond memories.

    The Nelson family

  36. maria mearls says:

    To the Elliot family: We would like you to know how sorry we were to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times and know he will be with you , a special angel watching over you.
    The Mearls Family

  37. dick gunn says:

    Dear Pretty Lady and “kids”.
    Thats how we rememberyou and and Dick as freinds and sp;orts nuts. Dicks passing was sure a shock to us, and our love an thoughts are with
    you and and your family. thanks for all loving memories.
    Love, Dick & Barb Gunn

  38. Donna Crescenzo says:

    Dear Scott, Sheryl & family~
    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Elliott. I had the pleasure of meeting Dick at your home and I am truly sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that Steve & I are thinking of you, your mom and your entire family. I hope you find comfort in your memories and warm thoughts of dad.
    Love, Donna & Steve

  39. Kerrin Taylor Mazzola says:

    Dear Dave and family,
    I just found out about your Dad. I’m so so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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