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Estano, Richard F.

Richard F. Estano, a resident of Quincy died Saturday December 13th, 2008 at Faulkner Hospital. He was 59. He was born in Boston, a son of the late Richard C. & Louise F. (Sullivan)  Estano. He grew up in Weymouth and graduated from the Weymouth Vocational Technical High School.  Rick entered into the Sheet Metal workers union and worked in the field for Cox Engineering till the mid 1970’s. He then went on the road working in the concert music industry. Rick worked with Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, the Beach Boys and Neal Diamond. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and spending time with friends. He was the big brother of John A & Stephen G. Estano, both of Weymouth, Janet Brock of Bridgewater and the late Mary Estano, and the dear uncle of Jason Estano, Kristina Brock, Megan VanAtta, Ryan & Adam Estano. The father of 3 sons, he shares the same date of death with his son David J. Estano 37 years later. Rick enjoyed the ultimate friendship of Gail Calhoon Bongazone of Weymouth, and his childhood friend Robert “Bones” Schleiff.  Visiting hours will be held Friday December 19th from 4 to 7 PM at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham. Funeral services will be held immediately following at 7pm.  Burial will be private. Donations in Rick’s memory may be made to the Anchor Inn MTHP, c/o Pine Street Inn, P.O. Box 240, North Quincy, MA 02171.   

Guestbook Entries

  1. Carol,Jeff,Joe & Erin Finnell
    December 18th, 2008 | 12:55 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go to the family of Rick. I wish I had a chance to get to know Rick better. But I can only look back and recall many nights of “Family Dinners” and then playing cards, laughing and talking with each other for hours at the house of his sister Jan. Please know that our prayers are with all of you.
    Love Carol, Jeff, Joe & Erin

  2. Michele MacPherson
    December 18th, 2008 | 11:37 pm

    John, Steven, Jan, Rick’s sons & Family – I am so sorry for your sad loss. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Rick I know all of you and what a loving family you are. When one is hurting, you are all hurting. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, especially so close to the holidays. May you find comfort that he is now resting with his son David and your Mom and Dad.
    Love you All Cousin Shelly and Family

  3. Stacy Cooper
    December 20th, 2008 | 7:48 pm

    Dear Johnny, Stevie, Jan and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. I always looked up to Ricky because he was so “very cool”! He had a very cool job and he rode a motorcycle! I know he had his ups and his downs but I also know he was loved by his family.
    Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Stacy and Ted Cooper

    p.s. My mother has always regretted not taking a ride with Ricky on his motorcycle.

  4. August 6th, 2012 | 11:09 am

    This is so very late, past two years, but I just saw Rick’s obituary now (my dad passed in 2-2012) and he was born a year and a week before Rick. I meet Rick in 5-08. He was always a gentleman and didn’t look like someone you wanted to mess with (lol). I just figure that we should never forget the dead for they experienced something that none of us have experienced yet. Although i didn’t know Rick that well, I knew him well enough that if i needed a question answered or a little advice,i could turn to him.

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