Richard Thompson MacLeod, 73, of Hull, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on June 5, 2022 after a tough fight with pancreatic cancer.
Mr. MacLeod was born in Quincy on November 28, 1948. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Edna MacLeod, and is survived by his brother, John MacLeod and his wife, Donna, of Hull. Also survived by his former wife, Patricia MacLeod-Murdock.
Mr. MacLeod was the beloved father of Thomas MacLeod and his wife, Kelli, and Jennifer MacLeod, all of Hull. Loving grandfather to Mackenzie, Hailey, and Keira MacLeod. He was the longtime companion of Cynthia DiTullio.
Known as “Dickie,” Mr. MacLeod grew up in Hull. After high school, he served in the U.S. 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 Police patrol cars, which then led him to buy the Hull Mobil gas station in the early ’80s. He successfully ran this business as a mechanic until he sold it in the late ’9’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 speedboat. 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 Mr. MacLeod as a private ceremony with family. There will be a celebration of life at Local 02045, 2 A St., Hull from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.
For additional information and online guestbook, visit www.downingchapel.com.