Let the memory of Richard be with us forever.
  • 81 years old
  • Born on July 24, 1938 in Southington, Connecticut, United States.
  • Passed away on September 2, 2019 in The Villages, Florida, United States.
Richard Roberts McKay passed away quietly on Monday, September 2, 2019 at home in The Villages, Florida at the age of 81.

Born on July 24, 1938 in Southington, Connecticut, Richard was the youngest of three children of Daniel A. McKay and Theresa DeLuco McKay.

He will be cremated and there will be a Funeral Mass Service at date to be determined. Family members will also gather for a celebration of life for Richard in Meriden, Connecticut on October 12, 2019.   
In lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations in memory of Richard may be sent to the following charity: Rev. Father David Kelly, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation,  P.O. Box 09379, Chicago, IL  60609.   Phone:  (773) 952-6643.  Please mention that Richard McKay is the step-father of Allison Chin DeLaney of Williamsburg, VA. 
 For anyone who wishes to donate online, please click on the Ministry's website --- Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation .    Click on "Get Involved", then "Donate".  Thank you.
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Posted by Arlene McKay on September 21, 2019
Dear Richard,
You were always Richard to me and when I was mad it was RICHARD MCKAY!!
September 20, 2019 We took you to St Theresa Catholic Church for your final visit. It was a very sad but also a very heart warming farewell to you on this earth. Your life touched a lot of people where you showed your kindness, consideration and generosity to all. So you have left a part of yourself to all who knew you briefly or longer for those who were fortunate to get to know you better.
Your life was an example of how God would want us to treat each other. With respect, unconditional love, kindness. helpful to others. You had a way of seeing the best in people and giving them a chance. You taught by example.
i have no doubt we will see each other again and know you are at peace with no more sadness, pain, and a very clear mind. God Bless You and Thanks for being a part of my life. I won the lotto when I met you. Thanks for being understanding and forgiving even on my worst days.
You have your ANGEL WINGS now. Please watch over us and pray for all you left behind.
Love,
Spiffy (aka Arlene, Pepper)
Posted by Claire Nickerson on September 18, 2019
As we live in Canada never got to see Dick alot but for the short visits I had with him found him a very nice friendly person. My sympathy to Pepper for the loss of Dick her dear husband.

Blessings

Claire Merle
Posted by Mark Lyn on September 18, 2019
We met Dick when we visited Arlene and him at the Villages. He was always happy and friendly and talking about the Boston Red Sox. I even got to play a game of golf with him.
Rest in peace, Dick. 

Mark & Donna Lyn
Posted by Valerie Lee on September 12, 2019
We met Richard when he came into Arlene's (Pepper) life and will always remember him as such a friendly,kind and thoughtful person. Al had several opportunities to play a few rounds of golf, and enjoyed his excitement when talking about his favorite Red Sox team. Happy memories will always be with us. May God keep him close. With loving thoughts and prayers.

AL & Val
Posted by Juliana Hardy on September 10, 2019
Dear Dick (aka Slick McKay),

Words alone cannot express the great sadness that Spiffy, Celine and I feel at losing you so soon.  You have been a wonderful brother-in-law to me and Celine over so many years.  We have fond memories of our cruises, land trips and just spending time together as a family in The Villages. 

I recall all the thoughtful and generous things you did for me over the years --- the times you inflated my tires when I have been lazy about doing it myself, always asking if “I’m packing heat” whenever I left the Villages to go home especially at night, sharing your lottery winnings – especially the time you won $600 betting on my 713 birthday numbers and insisted that I take the winnings because you also had won another $600.  I have never met anyone with such a lucky streak as you.  You were always looking out for the safety of me, Spiffy and Celine.  I miss hearing your raves about your favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, and have other countless fond memories of you.

I am not creative with words but I found a poem that somewhat expresses my heartbreak at your loss, but know in my heart that you are at peace.  Say hello to Sim and enjoy a good round of golf with him.

“The family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.” 
                 By Ron Tranmer

Love and rest in peace,
Sister-in-law,
Julie
Posted by Ann Dyer on September 10, 2019
We're going to miss you Dick!! I know you'll be with me in my future poker games!
Posted by Juliana Hardy on September 7, 2019
Dear Dick,
You are gone but not forgotten. You were a great brother-in-law . At my retirement 14 years ago you called and told me you were looking forward to my move to Florida and happy that you, Arlene and I will be living together. A plus was Julie relocating to Florida too.
We, as a family did almost everything together.
Many happy memories of family gatherings, vacations and of course, visits to the Casino. We shared our wins and losses.

You were a good friend to so many people and you showed a warm friendship to one of our neighbors who was failing in health by being there for him .
You appreciated our veterans and always held out your hand to them . 

God Bless You. I will continue your kindness to others.
You are greatly missed.
Celine
Posted by Claire Nickerson on September 6, 2019
There are no words. While you have joy knowing he is in a better place, there is sadness in the loss and grief. May your memories bring you peace. You are in our prayers.

Lots of love, Merle, Bill and Tanya

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