Half Staff – Richard Howard Heck

October 20, 2015
SOUTH HAMILTON: Richard Howard Heck, 68, beloved husband of Jane (Tierney) Heck, died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Born in Vienna, Austria, he was the son of the late Robert R. Sr. and Marian (Fennemore) Heck. He graduated from Littleton High School in Littleton, MA and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Salem State College.Mr. Heck had been employed as a systems analyst and installed manufacturing software for several large companies throughout the world, until the time of his retirement in 2010.

A longtime resident of South Hamilton, he was a member of the Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage, he is survived by his loving son, Danny Heck of South Hamilton; his mother-in-law, Anne Tierney of Peabody, formerly of Rockport; two sisters, Barbara Thomas and her husband, Ralph of Pensacola, Fla. and Sandra Lally and her husband, John of Portland, Ore.; a brother, Robert Heck of England and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Paul, 50 Union Street, Hamilton, Tuesday at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the A.J. Trustey Epilepsy Research Fund, Virginia Fuller, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115. Information, directions, condolences at http://www.campbellfuneral.com.