Richard F. “Richie” Mastroianni

June 12, 2018

Richard F. “Richie” Mastroianni
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean Conflict

of Tewksbury, formerly of Woburn,  June 12th at seventy three years of age. Beloved husband of Diane E. Landolfi. Devoted father of Jacquelyn M. Smith, her fiancé Thomas Whelan of Tewksbury and Stacey A. Hilliard, her husband Brian of Wilmington. Dear brother of Joseph Mastroianni of CA, Ronald Mastroianni, his wife Maria of FL, Mary Ingoglia, her late husband Charles of NY and the late Lois Capua, her surviving husband Rosario of Tewksbury and brother-in-law of Arthur, Richard, Paul, Norman and Allen Fryar, Patricia McLean and Barbara Ciulla. Cherished Grandpa of Lindsay and Kevin Smith and Georgia Rae Hilliard. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm Street, Andover, Monday, June 18th at 10 a.m. Please meet directly at church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Sunday afternoon, June 17th from 1-5 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Richie’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the ­ Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o the Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 546, Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Richard F. “Richie”  Mastroianni, passed away at his home with his beloved family by his side.  The beloved husband of Diane Landolfi, he was seventy three years of age.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Richie was one of four children born to the late Carl and Madeline (Tassi) Mastroianni. Early on in his life they to  moved to Woburn.  Richie was educated in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1962.   While in high school, Richie was a very athletic young man playing all sports and served as captain of the football team.

Richie, proudly served his country  during the Korean Conflict. Throughout his time spent there in Korea, Richie worked as an electrical instrument repairman.  Following the service he continued in the electrical field and secured himself a position at Newton Wellsley Hospital as an electrician.  He remained there for over thirty eight years achieving Supervisory status at the time of his retirement.

The proud father of two daughters , they were always an intricate part of his life.  All throughout the years he was involved in their social and academic experiences .  Becoming “Grampa” was extraordinary!  He was so very proud of his grandson and granddaughters, sharing special times with each.

Joining the family together for a meal was always fun!  Breakfast was Richie’s favorite meal and from there on out, came the rest of the day!  He and Diane, with whom he has shared the last seventeen years with, would head out on their motorcycles.  Their most favorite place in the world was Gloucester, and right next to the ocean.  Often they packed  up a picnic lunch and headed out on a Sunday morning, spending  the day.  As the grandchildren grew, they too would often enjoy spending the day with them there.

Richie thoroughly enjoyed sharing life with his siblings and their children.  He visited them often,  as if they just lived around the corner, not in NY. CA and FL!!  Travelling was enjoyable for he and Diane and their trip of a lifetime was to Italy where they had ventured along the coast of Italy, and visited Rome and many other beautiful places throughout.  Aruba was another place where they joined his sister and brother in law for some fun in the sun.

A very hardworking man, Richie would always reach out to family friends helping  them out with any electrical concerns they may have had.   Having grown up in Woburn, he never forgot his roots!  He  maintained friendships here with those he went to school with and returned every Veteran’s Day and Memorial  Day sharing  the day with friends and Vet’s.

A man of great faith, Richie never gave up hope during his illness. Throughout his life Richie always remained very fit  and health conscious,  watching what he ate and remaining  active daily by either , walking and rollerblading. He faced every challenge head on, doing whatever he could, to live life to the fullest.

Richie is lovingly survived by his wife Diane E. Landolfi, his children Jacquelyn M. Smith, her fiancé Thomas Whelan of Tewksbury and Stacey A. Hilliard, her husband Brian of Wilmington; cherished brother of Joseph Mastroianni of CA, Ronald Mastroianni, his wife Maria of FL, Mary Ingoglia, her late husband Charles of NY and the late Lois Capua, her surviving husband Rosario of Tewksbury -in-law of Arthur, Richard, Paul, Norman and Allen Fryar, Patricia McLean and Barbara Ciulla. Doting Grampa of Lindsay and Kevin Smith and Georgia Rae Hilliard. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm Street, Andover, Monday, June 18th at 10 a.m. Please meet directly at church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Sunday afternoon, June 17th from 1-5 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Richie’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the ­ Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o the Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 546, Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm Street, Andover, Monday, June 18th at 10 a.m. Please meet directly at church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Sunday afternoon, June 17th from 1-5 p.m.

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  1. Beverly Jones

    Dianne: I pray for your strength during this time of bereavement. Thank you for sharing and caring for your husband whom you loved dearly and spoke of often. Through you, your Partners friends and co-workers knew Richie. We love you always.

  2. Diane, My sincere condolences. May Richie find peace and rest in the afterlife.
    Your care showed him a deep love.
    Peace, Rey

  3. Diane: You are in my thought and prayers. May all the happy memories you shared live on your heart forever. Sincerely Rita

  4. Hey Richie, catch up to you on the other side. You will be missed. May God watch over you and your family.

  5. Barbara Freedman

    My dear, sweet Uncle Richie, I will miss you with all my heart. Your many visits to New York to spend New Year’s Eve or a holiday with us was always a fun and special time for me and my entire family. I looked forward to every visit and now I will no longer see you and it breaks my heart so much. I will forever miss your smile and your wonderful sense of humor, but I know you are in Heaven now and free of pain and no longer suffering. To my Auntie Diane… my heart breaks for you. I know you are in so much pain right now and I send you my love and deepest sympathy.

  6. Debbie Wineriter

    Uncle Richie, You were a true inspiration to me. I will never forget the time I called you up about an electrical problem I was having in my kitchen, You told me it was a dangerous situation , and you dropped everything and made a 4 hour trip to New York to fix the problem. You worked for 2 days in the middle of summer in our hot crawl space, so that you could make our kitchen safe. I will never forget what you did for us. You were always thinking of other people before yourself. You were a wonderful Uncle. We will miss you dearly. Love You! Your Niece Debbie, George, and Family

  7. It has been a pleasure knowing you and working with for 15 years. You will be missed.

  8. Richie was a true and dear friend. Before I even knew him, he installed a chandelier for me. From that moment on his warm smile, kindness, compassion and friendship lit up my life. I will miss seeing him in the hallways at NWH and exchanging hugs and a joke or two. These were the bright spots in our days. No one put up a more courageous or valiant fight to live until his last breath. His deep faith and devotion to God carried him. Rest now, my dear friend. You are an angel. We love you. You are forever in our hearts.
    Debbi S., Jan, Primo & Shelly

  9. It was my great pleasure to work with Ritchie for about 20 years as a contractor. I always looked forward to seeing him because he was smart, funny, and cared about the important things in life. I will forever remember his friendship, smile, and compassion. Goodbye my friend. You are gone but not forgotten.

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