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Richard James Casella

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“How do I say goodbye to someone I have known and loved since the day I was born? My brother, my friend, my life coach, my very own super More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Torres - Waltham, MA

“Brother you are one of the strongest people I know You did things physically that I had never seen like walk around the block Three times on your...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Alan Torres - Waltham, MA

“Sending my condolences to Richie's family. I have a lot of great memories of growing up with Richie. Many years of friendship. My sincere sympathy to...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Rick Turlick - Waltham, MA

The beautiful family of Richard Casella “Thank you for being part of my life. You were alway a gentleman and my little buddy. God Bless you and your family. Love you to the moon and back...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Johanna Blenkhorn - Waltham, MA

“Ritchie was always a good friend growing up never once wasnt there when I needed his help though I had not seen him in many yrs my heart breaks at...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: MICHAEL WEEKS - SOUTH GRAFTON, MA

“To the entire Casella family,I am so sorry for your loss. Rich, was a very energetic kid that I had the pleasure of knowing from school. I did not...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Patty Bertrand ( Famosi) - MA

“Richie i still c not believe that this has happened we had been through so much to moving to Florida having Dylan having that terrible car accident...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Hart shore - Family

“If you knew Richie, he was unforgettable. He had incredible energyand would light up the room when he came in. He always had a trailof beautiful...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kerri Egan - Chelmsford, MA

“The days with Richie go way back... my father used to say that boy is "full of piss and vinegar" To the Casella family and extended family and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - WALTHAM, MA

“To the Casella family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am truly blessed to have know Richie through out my life. I would like to leave you all with a...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Johanna Blenkhorn - Waltham, MA

“So sad and sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the whole family. Richie always made me laugh. Xoxo ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Joan and Dave Hamilton (casella)


Richard James Casella, 59, passed away on March 9, 2018, peacefully in his sleep at his home in Baltimore, Maryland, due to complications of C.O.P.D. Richard is the son of the late Joseph and Shirley Casella. Born on August 24, 1958 and raised in Waltham, he is a 1976 graduate of Waltham High School. Richard's hometown of Waltham will always remember that he was fearless, unbreakable, and full of moxie.

Richard is the brother of Joseph Paul Casella, the late Cheryl Ann Casella, Charles Louis Casella, Cathy Marie Mirabal, Karen Lee and Alan Anthony Torres, and Lisa Jean Casella. Richard is blessed to be the father of his deeply loved children, Stacie Lee Demarais, with whom he shares with Laurie Demarais, and Dillon Richard Casella and Leianna Richelle Casella, with whom he shares with Pamela Hart. Richard is the uncle of Steven, Crystal, Jeffrey, Chucky, Angelina, Marty, Josette, Alan, Casey, Candace and Cassandra. Richard has many aunts, uncles and cousins with Uncle Frankie Casella as his Godfather.

Richard lived in Jacksonville, Florida for 11 years before moving to Baltimore, Maryland 15 years ago. Richard's multitude of friends in Baltimore, from all walks of life, became his extended family.

A self-employed contractor, he was at his best working with concrete. Richard enjoyed working out daily, fast cars, motorcycles, fishing, baseball, football, movies (his favorite movie is, It's a Wonderful Life), casinos, cooking, concerts, loved dogs and long conversations about life, his strong faith in God and the universe.

After his retirement, he found purpose and fulfillment being a huge support system and mentor at Harbor City Unlimited in Baltimore. He invested his time in his passion to helping and inspiring others. He was Rich in compassion, Rich in giving, Rich in wisdom. Richard was truly an example of God's Love through man.

Richard's family will celebrate his amazing life privately. The family would find comfort if everyone who knew Richard would post a photo and a memory. Memorial donations may be made in Richard's name to the American Lung Association.

We love you to the moon and back! Your sense of humor and laugh will always make us smile. How lucky and proud are we to call you brother. You will always be loved and remembered. Thank you for being you.

You fill up my senses like a night in a forest,
like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the
rain. Like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean.
You fill up my senses, come fill me again.