Obituaries

Richard W. Stuart

June 2nd, 2020

Richard W. Stuart, age 48, of Wilmington, MA, died on Sunday, May 31, 2020 after a long and strong battle with brain cancer.

Rich was born on April 25, 1972 in Beverly, MA to the late Richard W. Stuart and his loving mother, Celia Stuart. He grew up in a wonderful neighborhood in the town of Wilmington, where he graduated from Wilmington High in 1990. Following graduation, Rich went to Fitchburg State and graduated with a degree in Construction Management.

In 1998, Rich opened his own company, Triton Construction Management and built that business to one of the more successful companies in the area.
Rich met his wife, Jane, and had two amazing kids, Richie and Willie. He built his own home and they settled in Wilmington for the last 19 years. Aside from coaching his kid’s athletics, which he thoroughly enjoyed, Rich’s interests included the Patriots, spending time at his lake house, snowmobiling, boating, and grilling poolside.

Rich is survived by his loving wife, Jane (Gilfoyle) Stuart, of Wilmington, formerly of Winthrop, his two sons, Richie and Willie of Wilmington, his mother, Celia Stuart, of Reading, MA, his brother, Michael Stuart and his wife Hawli Stuart of Andover, MA, his brother, Ryan Stuart, of North Reading, MA, his father-in-law John J. Gilfoyle of Winthrop, his sister-in-law Cathy Stapleton & her husband Patrick, as well as all his nieces and nephews. Rich was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Inge Gilfoyle.

Family and friends are invited to Calling Hours on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 4PM to 8PM at the Nichols Funeral Home 187 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, MA 01887. All guests attending the visitation are asked to remain in their vehicles until a funeral attendant escorts you into the funeral home. Masks are required in the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will take place at 10AM on Friday June 5th at Parish of the Transfiguration, St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, MA 01887. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Rich’s name may be made to National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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21 Entries in Guest Book for “Richard W. Stuart”

  1. Wilmington Band Parents says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Stacie Murphy says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Rich’s family. Rich was always a kind, caring and proud Wilmington residents. God Bless you Rich.

  3. The Rebinskas Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  4. Bobbi Vecchio-Kilduff says:

    My thoughts and prayers for you Jane and the boys. Thinking about all of you during this difficult time.

  5. Karin Kennedy says:

    our thoughts and prayers remain with you.

  6. The Erickson Family says:

    Jane, Richie & Willie – We grieve for your loss. Rich was a great husband, dad and friend. We will miss him terribly. May your memories hold you close and know our hands are on your back for support.

  7. Christine (Blackburn) Kroken says:

    Mike and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Rich’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

  8. Dave O'Neil says:

    I am so sorry to see this. In all.of our dealings, Rich was as always a true professional and you could count on his word being honest and true. He was always a gentleman in all.of his dealings which is something that is not always the csse. My sympathies to his family. May you take comfort in the quality of a man that he loved his life.

  9. Christine & Chris Brady says:

    We were fortunate to work with Rich not that long ago. He was a stand up man that was proud of his family and work. We enjoyed exchanging stories of summer boating fun at the lake. Wishing the memories of better times bring comfort in the days ahead.

  10. Scalfani Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. So sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. Always enjoyed seeing him at the baseball field. May the wonderful memories you have of him carry you through this emotional time!

  11. Tracey Costello says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Rich was a good friend to my husband and our family. He was a a family man who talked highly about his family. So proud of his boys, I’ll never forgot our tour around the lake. When Joe died he was so thoughtful and kind. He would call my boys and myself to check on us periodically. The world and our community has just lost another amazing person. Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Stuart Family.

  12. Maselli Family says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. We will continue to hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

  13. Gregg Smith says:

    Stu,
    You will be missed by so many. You had no enemies. You have the shirt off your back to everyone you knew. Prayers to your wife and family. Godspeed!

  14. Paul & Jenn Hanson DePew says:

    Rest In Peace dear friend & neighbor. You will be missed. So grateful for the good times & memories. You will not be forgotten! ????
    Love & prayers to Jane, Richie & Willie. ???? We are all here for you!??

  15. Bob Anderson says:

    My deepest sympathies to Rich’s entire family. May good memories comfort during this difficult time.

  16. Judy Palazzo says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Jane, Richie, Willie and family on the loss of your husband and father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tyler Palazzo and his mom Judy and our family

  17. Lisa Gardella-Ryan says:

    We are so sorry to learn of Rich’s passing. Prayers and thoughts to all the family.

  18. The Alworth Family says:

    Jane, Richie and Willie, we are so sorry for your loss. Rich was such a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  19. Sonny Cataldo says:

    Sorry for your loss . Ritchie was a good friend. I will miss him.

  20. Sonny Cataldo says:

    Miss Ritchie. Been friendly since Maplewood Village

  21. Amy & Ron (Winni Beach) says:

    Rich was always so friendly to us, he took the time to really talk and connect in such a genuine way, and we appreciate that even more now. He was so brave, you all have been so brave, we were rooting hard for him to beat this. Peace to you guys.

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