Richard Ciampa, fondly known to family and friends as “Rich,” age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on May 4, 2023, after a lengthy illness.
Rich was born in Boston on August 6, 1940. He was the cherished son of the late Anna M. "Mary" (Moriello) and George Ciampa. Rich spent his early years in Malden. He moved to Wilmington in 1987 where he lived ever since with his sister Janet Moynihan, her husband Paul Moynihan, and their daughter Kerri.
Rich worked at several manufacturing businesses during his career, including Madico, Inc. in Woburn. He had a high mechanical aptitude which he put to effective use both at work and on home improvement projects.
Rich was a caring, gentle, and kind man. He loved spending time with his family and especially with his niece Kerri. He loved his pet dogs and cared for them diligently.
Rich enjoyed gardening and working on home improvement projects. He enjoyed sitting out in the front yard and talking with every passerby. He had a charismatic personality and had a knack for turning strangers into friends.
Rich spent the last few years of his life as a patient at the Aberjona Nursing Center where he received outstanding care from the wonderful nurses and staff.
Rich is survived by his sister Janet and her husband Paul Moynihan of Wilmington, his sister Maryann Denning of Brentwood, CA, his sister-in-law Jean Ciampa of Wilmington, his best friends Scott and Janice Cappelluzzi of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his brothers Alfred Ciampa and George Ciampa Jr. and his beloved niece Kerri Moynihan.
Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave (Rte. 62), Wilmington MA on Wednesday May 10th from 11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place in the Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington MA.
Flowers are welcome but if you wish donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.
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