Richard Thompson MacLeod, 73, of Hull, Massachusetts passed away in his home surrounded by his family on June 5th after a tough fight with pancreatic cancer.
Richard was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on November 28, 1948. He was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Edna MacLeod and survived by his brother John MacLeod and his wife Donna of Hull. Also survived by his former wife Patricia MacLeod-Murdock. Beloved father of Thomas MacLeod and his wife Kelli of Hull, and Jennifer MacLeod of Hull. Loving grandfather to Mackenzie, Hailey, and Keira MacLeod. Long time companion of Cynthia Ditullio.
Richard “Dickie” MacLeod grew up in Hull. After high school he served in the Navy as a Seabee during the Vietnam War. After discharge he held a job at the Hingham gas station where he worked on the Hingham PD patrol cars, which then led him to buy the Hull Mobile gas station in the early 80’s. He successfully ran this business as a mechanic at this gas station until he sold it in the late 90’s. His passion for working continued as a heavy equipment operator at Black Rock Country Club. After retirement, he was a part-time mechanic with Daley & Wanzer.
If you knew Dickie you knew his love for cars and boats, as you could always find him riding in his fast cars or on his speed boat. He shared his passion for Celtics and the Red Sox with his children. His legacy is “happiness is a fast car”
A burial will be held for Richard as a private ceremony with family. There will be a celebration of life at Local 02045 in Hull from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday June 18th. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.
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