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Richard C Lindgren

August 30, 1950 - October 05, 2023


Obituary For Richard C Lindgren

Richard “Richie” Lindgren, 73 of Peabody passed away peacefully at home on Thursday October 5, 2023. Richie was born in Salem on August 30, 1950 and raised in Peabody. He attended Peabody High, Bridgton Academy and graduated from Nichols College with a B.S. degree in Marketing. Richie spent his career as a machinist at Eastman Gelatine Corporation in Peabody.

Following in the footsteps of his father, Richie was one of the greatest natural athletes from Peabody. He excelled at all team sports switching from lefty to righty with ease, was an expert black diamond skier, an all-star athlete in high school, and on the baseball team and captain of the hockey team in college. One of his proudest memories was playing in the World Series for the Peabody American little league team which advanced to New York falling short of Williamsport by one game.

Richie had a great sense of humor and was known for his lively storytelling especially his encounter with the wrestler Killer Kowalski and his habit of greeting his loved ones with the phrase “How you doing partner” regardless of gender. Richie was a devoted father and cared deeply about his nieces and nephews who loved him in return. He was an animal lover who enjoyed taking long walks with the family dogs Zucco and Olive.

Richie leaves behind his cherished daughter, Rachel St. Pierre whom he loved dearly, his beloved mother Lottie of Peabody and sisters Nancy McGinnity and her husband Jim of Danvers and Cathleen Heinz and her husband Bill of Andover. He was predeceased by his loving wife Sharon St. Pierre and father Robert Lindgren.

Richie had close relationships with his brothers-in-law Brian and Richie and his lifelong friend Jimmy Gabriel with whom he spent many hours watching and talking sports. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law Marge St. Pierre, sisters-in-law Susan, Linda, Christa and Dawn St. Pierre, brothers-in- law Brian McCarthy, Richie Thibodeau and Larry and David St. Pierre and nieces and nephews Stephanie, Stacey, Erin, Parker and Sawyer St. Pierre, Ross Phillips, Erik, Matthew and Andrew McCarthy, Brett and Kyle Viator and Michael, Jamie and Shawn McGinnity.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday October 25, 2023, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM followed by Words of Remembrance at 6:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richie’s name to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.


25 Oct


04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St Peabody, MA 09160 Get Directions »
25 Oct

Words of Remembrance

06:00 PM

Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St Peabody, MA 09160 Get Directions »
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  • 10/23/2023

    To all of Richie's family and many friends we are all going to miss a great talented, friendly guy.

  • 10/14/2023

    There was no better athlete than Rich , yet you would barely know he was the captain of his hockey team because he was never one to brag. To be able to transition from hockey to baseball to basketball to softball to flag football and ski black diamond as well as he did is amazing. He is a Peabody legend......Condolences to Rachel and family. One of many Forest Street park guys.

  • 10/14/2023

    So sorry for your loss, Rachel. I remember your dad had a very kind and gentle. He was good to your mom and always smiling. I didn't realize he was such an athlete when he was young! I believe he played hockey in a recreational league as an adult. I remember he wanted you to take skating lessons at the Peabody rink and he was proud of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • 10/12/2023

    Richie was a great guy who loved his family so much. His family always came 1st. He attended every family gathering. His love for his daughter Rachel, his family and friends will live on forever. Until we meet again Richie.

  • 10/12/2023

    One of the funnest, funniest, and adventure spirited Dads I ever did know. A classic north shore ICON. Infamous in being himself! His smile and laugh will be missed but I don't think I will ever not smile when my heart remembers him. Rachel, we love you. Your Dad loves you. The love is REAL 💜💜

  • 10/12/2023

    I used to LOVE that he would steal all of your male friends clothes and shoes! 🤣 he was the BEST!

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