Richard E. Ide

Richard “Dick” Edwin Ide, of Quincy, passed away December 30, 2016 at the age of 87.

Born in Hartford, CT to the late George and Mary (McCormack) Ide on March 14, 1929, Dick was raised and educated in Fitchburg MA.  He is survived by his children, Richard Ide Jr. and Sybil, Susan Ide and Kevin Donovan, David Ide and Cynthia, Catherine Ide, Margaret Grispi and Joseph; and his adored grandchildren, Michael, Harrison and Madeline Ide. He also leaves his brother, G. Douglas Ide and Elizabeth, and many caring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Following graduation from St. Bernard’s Central Catholic High School, Dick proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Wisconsin BB-64 during the Korean Conflict and then attended Boston University CBA.  He worked in the hospitality industry throughout Boston and the Dallas area, including several years as food & beverage manager for The Colonnade Hotel in Boston, and then dazzled patrons as a gifted bag boy at Roche Bros in Quincy in his senior years.

He was a devoted member and trusted volunteer in St. Gregory Parish of Dorchester for many years, an avid reader and all around sports fan.  As an independent yet very connected soul, he most enjoyed just being out and about interacting with people everyday. He had an extensive network of friends near and far, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  His family has always been heartened by and extends their gratitude to his many friends, most especially Bruce, Jim, Larry, Griff, Fronz, Mary, Sally, Murph, Norma and Debbie.  Dick will forever be remembered for his fighting spirit, generous heart, and keen sense of humor.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 10:00 AM Monday, January 23 at St. Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester. A light reception will follow.

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