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“Dear Maher Family, We can not express how sorry we are for your loss. Nipper was a friend to all and he always had a smile on his face. My brothers...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Grubbs - Waltham, MA

“To Nipper's family we are so sad for your loss. He was one of the greats people we have ever know . He was my coach when I was young and a life long...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Barry - North Billerica, MA

“Dear Elaine & Family, I send my deepest sympathies to you & your family. Dick was a wonderful man, husband & father. Although I haven't seen you or...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy (Byron) DallaCosta - FL

“elaine and family , i am so very sorry for your loss. you're in my thoughts,and prayers. my love to you all... ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: laurie wessell - manchester, NH

“Carol, David, Elaine What a loss! Kathy & I remember the growing up days on Pine Street and Adam Street. Elaine and Dickie were always cuddled on...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Janet M. Healey - Waltham, MA

“Maher Family, We are sorry for your loss. Adam I know you are going to miss your dad. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and memories with us...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: MaryCarol Regan & Bill Regan - MA

“ELAINE, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOU LOSS. WE ARE UNABLE TO BE WITH YOU AT THIS SAD TIME BUT WE ARE KEEPING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN OUR THOUGHTS AND...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: DOTTIE AND JIM RUSSELL - FL

“Elaine and family, Many heart felt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you through these difficult days. Dick will be missed by all...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Tucker - Dallas , TX

“My sympathies to the Maher family. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Joseph Siano - Waltham, MA

“A great man in all respects, he lived a good life and leaves a legacy that will be remembered . Save a place for your friends that will follow. Bob...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Bob and ellen CHAISSON - LEWES, DE

“My thoughts and prayers go out to his granddaughter Lyndsey and the entire Maher family. May he rest in peace. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Claire LeBlanc - Waltham, MA

“Elaine , So very sorry for your loss. Eula and Pat ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Eula and Pat Walsh - Waltham, MA

“Adam, so sorry to hear about your Dad. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Baron - Waltham, MA

“Nipper,your difficult journey is now over and what a run you had.With your wonderful wife Elaine by your side ,boy,did you hit the lottery.All the...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Peter McGann - Waltham, MA

“I'm So sorry for your loss of your Dad, For Adam Family and Friend, I know Adam dad For A long time He was a great person to Get to know very...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Sarah Dick - Westford, MA

“Eva and I will always remember Dick. He was a true friend to us and to many people. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Henry and Eva Walsh - MA


Waltham – Mr. Richard J. Maher, of Waltham, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at his home. He was 77.

Dick, or 'Nipper' as he was known to many, was born in Waltham on June 5, 1935, a son of the late Joseph R. 'Nipper' and Alice V. (Yeo) Maher, and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Saint Charles High School in Waltham in 1954 and after that earned an associate's degree from Massachusetts Bay Community College. He then served in Germany with the United States Army.

Before his retirement Dick worked as the assistant superintendent with the City of Waltham Water Department. Before that he worked for Penn Trucking in Allston, a unit of the Penn Central Railroad, for thirty-five years.

Dick was also long active in local politics and served for four years as Waltham's Ward 5 city councilor. He was also the coach for 35 years for the 'Indians' of the Waltham 'Little Nippers' Baseball League. Dick was also a longtime member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 1018, in Waltham and the Waltham Sons of Italy on Cedar Street.

He leaves his wife of 48 years, Elaine M. (Butler) Maher; his children, Maureen A. Rotchford and her husband, Gregg, of Framingham, Kevin A. Maher of Waltham, Dennis R. Maher and his wife, Sharon, of Cambridge, Brian W. Maher and his wife, Dana, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Patrick M. Maher and his wife, Irene, of Townsend, Connecticut, Matthew J. Maher and his wife, Jocelynn, of San Jose, California and Adam D. Maher of Waltham; his brother, David L. Maher of Chelmsford; his sister, Carol Kasprzak of Watertown; 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Dick's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, August 1st, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02468.