We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ruggiero Family Memorial Home - North Shore Chapel
Richard "Dick" Gelotti, of Peabody, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 88 years of age.
He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy (Buck) Gelotti.
Devoted father of Cheryl Carroll and husband John of Sarasota, FL; Sharon Leuzzi and husband Paul of Andover; Rick Gelotti and wife Carole of Nashua; Deborah Osgood of Amesbury, and Linda Rousseau of Haverhill. Dear brother of Shirley Brown and the late Ruth Melanson and Bernard Gigliotti.
Adored grandfather of Jay, Adam, Michael, Gabrielle, Tyler, Joshua, and Joseph as well as great-grandfather of Lyla.
He's survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Dick had a strong faith, love for his family, Church, and community; a member of the Lynnfield Knights of Columbus, a huge sports fan both watching and participating. As an active and lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield, he contributed as a Eucharistic Minister visiting with patients at area hospitals. He assisted with masses and funerals, and volunteered selflessly wherever and whenever as need.
As a proud Dad, he shared in many family celebrations and was very proud of his children. Dick also valued relationships with fellow high school classmates serving many years as the chair of the reunion committee and keeping everyone informed and connected.
Dick was an accomplished athlete earning many awards in bowling, tennis, and golf. He was a member of The Overlook Golf Club in Hollis, NH and cherished playing golf with his son (the Rick & Dick team) for the past 24-years, as well as other family members and friends. Fittingly, his golfing days ended with this father/son team in first place. His kind and generous spirit resulted in many close friendships over the years.
Family and friends will honor Dick's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 10 Chestnut Street, Peabody, on Wednesday, August 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Maria Goretti Church, Chestnut Street, Lynnfield, on Thursday, August 18th at 11:30 A.M. Please meet directly at the church. Services will conclude with Dick being laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery, Danvers.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to Ave Maria Parish in Lynnfield.