OBITUARY: Richard “Rick” B. Anderson, 67

Below is an obituary from Solimine Funeral Home:

LYNN, MA — We are deeply saddened to announce that Richard “Rick” B. Anderson, age 67, passed away suddenly Sunday, December 11, 2022. Born and raised in Lynn, Ma and became a long time resident of Merrimac. Rick attended the Lynn Vocational Technical Institute school and graduated in 1973. He had also received a degree from the Middlesex College. Rick worked for many years at Ametek in Wilmington, where he was a union steward for 17 years followed by the General Electric Company in Lynn as an Advanced Aircraft Engine Mechanic. Since then, Rick has been enjoying retirement the past six years.

Rick was survived by his loving wife Donna Anderson of 42 wonderful years. He was the son of the late Ann and Richard Anderson Sr. of Lynn Ma. Rick was the proud father of Jessica Ciprari and husband, Cole. As well as his son, Richard Anderson III and wife, Ellie. Rick felt his greatest gift was his 5 grandchildren. Tessa, Talia, Aria, Eli and Lyla were his pride and joy. He also leaves his sister, Sandi Douglas & husband, Alan of Merrimac, Ma, sister-in-law Debora DeBerardinis and husband Brent, brother-in-law David Rowland and wife Marie Kirker Rowland of Moultonborough, NH. He also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Rick enjoyed spending weekends, summers and retirement at his Winnipesaukee camp in Moultonborough, New Hampshire with his friends and family. He especially loved rocking on the front deck, waving and chatting with the neighbors. Rick enjoyed camping, and many outdoor activities including riding his Harley. His plan in life was to have a loving, cozy place where family could go and just get away and be together. He got to see his plan come together & make many unforgettable memories over the years. He turned his camp into a welcoming home away from home for all. Everyone enjoyed Ricky’s dry sense of humor, he always knew how to make everyone smile. He was generous to all and would help everyone, at any time. And as everyone knows, they got their good looks from him, as he loved to point out. He was loving, a great listener, supportive, reliable and kind to all. He was always there in times of need and had a way to lift spirits, to say the least. We will forever love and miss him dearly. He was one of a kind and his memory will live forever.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, December 19, 2022, from 3-7 PM, at the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Route 1A), Lynn, Mass. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to the wake, however a private burial ceremony will be determined at a later time. In lieu of flowers anyone can donate to the charity of your choice.

Richard Anderson

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