RICHARD P. BEAL
1963 - 2020
BORN
1963
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Pyne Keohane Funeral Home
21 Emerald Street
Hingham, MA
BEAL, Richard P. Age 57, of Hingham, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 21.

Loyal son, loving husband, devoted father and the most reliable friend, he will be sorely missed by all those who met him - from the bartenders and doormen, to the Gameday referees and the CEOs he shared a boardroom with over the years.

Born March 1, 1963 to Mary and S. Maxwell Beal, Jr. of Winchester, Rich attended Winchester High, where he met high school sweetheart, Erica - they went on to live a love story most people dream about, culminating in a 32 year marriage and three children, who they raised in Hingham. A 1985 graduate of Wesleyan University, where he formed unbreakable bonds with his DKE brothers, Rich excelled at football and lacrosse, he was co-captain of the latter. His athletic achievements were rivaled only by his sportsmanship on and off the field. Rich received the prestigious Thomas W. Eck, Jr. Memorial Award, which is presented for team spirit, sportsmanship and devotion to football. Rich went on to earn a Master of Science in Sports Management from UMass Amherst in 1988, opening the doors on a 20+ year college football coaching career across the US. He then turned to a successful 16 year-long career in real estate, spearheading the creation of Perry Brokerage Associates and eventually taking over as President of AW Perry in Boston.

Rich leaves behind his best friend and wife, Erica, three children, Perry, Max and Nicholas, and his faithful Sunday hiking companion, George the dog. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary (Marshall), and brother Francis Johnson, and lovingly survived by his father, S. Maxwell Beal, Jr., his sister, Marilyn Center, and countless nieces and nephews - "Unkie" will be sorely missed.

In Rich's memory, consider hanging that extra Christmas decoration this December, supporting the hometown team and reaching out to someone, "just because."

Visiting Hours will be at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald Street, HINGHAM, on Sunday, September 27, from 2-6 PM. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a Funeral Service will be held at the Hingham Congregational Church and limited to family and close friends on Monday, September 28, at 11 AM. Family and friends may offer their support by visiting www.Keohane.com and sharing a special memory or message. For those who cannot access the website, please call 1-800-KEOHANE to have your message added.
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Published by Boston Globe from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
27
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Pyne Keohane Funeral Home
21 Emerald Street, Hingham, MA
Sep
28
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Hingham Congregational Church
, MA
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Erica & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It didn't matter how much time had passed since the last time we had seen him around town, he always had the nicest hello and would know what was going on in our family, like we had just seen him yesterday. The world has really lost a good man!!
God Bless, The Jermyn Family
Lisa Jermyn
Acquaintance
October 9, 2020
My sincere condolences to Rich's family and friends. Rich was a good man, always had a smile on his face and an amusing take on any given situation. He will be missed.
Ted Shannon
Friend
October 1, 2020
Robert Scheer
September 29, 2020
I have known Rich for almost 20 years now, mostly through the commercial real estate business. He was such a great man, with that great big, contagious smile, good attitude and silly sense of humor. I loved attending his holiday parties at his office while drinking Bud bottles and eating chips and Cheetos. Being from the south shore, I would also see him on the commuter ferry, usually reading (as I was drinking) and we always had good conversation about the business and about life. I saw him and his family once out on Bassings beach in the summer, and we had a great time laughing in the sun. Rich you will be missed, not only as a broker but as a father, a husband and an all around great person. be well my friend.
Jason Cameron
September 28, 2020
Thoughts and prayers with the Beal family, his friends, his fraternity brothers and all the people he impacted along the way.
Chi Psi Wesleyan
Classmate
September 27, 2020
Rich was a gentleman in the most true sense. I only spoke with him a few times, at South Shore Chamber events. The first time we had a nice conversation and I remember, walking away thinking Rich is such a nice man. Each time thereafter, I will always recall thinking this guy's just so nice and humble, and smart, what a solid human being--he just had the way about him. He will be very sadly missed by many people he touched during his life.
Drew Gaffney
Acquaintance
September 27, 2020
Kristen Harol
September 26, 2020
Maria Montuori
September 25, 2020
I attend church with Max and Rich. It always brings joy to my heart to see them together. My deepest condolences to Rich's wife, children, family and, of course, Max.
Alana Snyder
Friend
September 25, 2020
Shannon Long
September 25, 2020
I'm so saddened to hear of Rich's passing. I knew him through BOMA Boston and every interaction I had with him he was the epitome of kindness and class. And I will also forever remember him as the most well dressed guy in Boston!! My sincerest condolences to his family and all those who knew and loved him.
Amy Benoit
Acquaintance
September 25, 2020
Katie Ritter
September 25, 2020
Mr. Beal, Marilyn and the entire Beal family,
Deepest condolences from the Romano Family (Bob in heaven, Marie, Mark, Michael, Laurann in heaven, and Lisa), your Barbara Lane next door neighbors. From the moment we moved in the Beal family welcomed us with open arms and with Richard and Duchess we felt like we added another brother and his beloved Collie. I've posted a picture of Michael pulling Laurann and Richard in his red wagon. I'm guessing it was 1965-66. If you'd like a better copy please email me at [email protected] Thinking of you all!
Mark Romano
Friend
September 25, 2020
Cynthia Beal Hurley
September 25, 2020
So very sorry to hear about coach Beal. He was someone to look up to as a player for his attitude and sense of humor. Getting him to laugh was always a highlight of practice for me. I remember him fondly and give you my deepest condolences.
Matthew Healey
Student
September 24, 2020
Mary Yanta
September 24, 2020
John Boyle
September 24, 2020
a loved one
September 24, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the families loss of one of their loved one.May the families keep the wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.Keep those precious memories close to the families hearts ♥.As the families cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and friends.My deepest sympathy and condolences to the families during this difficult time of deep sorrow and pain.
-GHP/LM
September 24, 2020
antonia mihelioudakis
September 24, 2020
a loved one
September 24, 2020
a loved one
September 24, 2020
So sad to hear of Coach Beal's unexpected passing. He was a great coach and a great guy. Although it was over 25 years ago, I still have fond memories of playing for him at Wesleyan. My sincere condolences to his family.
Ian Neviaser
Student
September 24, 2020
Gary Errico
September 24, 2020
a loved one
September 24, 2020
Erica and family, our deepest condolences. Rich was a great man and we were privileged to know him. You are in our prayers.
The Donovan Family
Friend
September 23, 2020
David Seoane
September 23, 2020
Ryan Gadles
September 23, 2020
I am so sorry so see this::My sincere condolences to Max::his dad & Richards wife & family::I haven't seen Richard since we were kids but always had fun::May He Rest in Peace❤
Sharyn Prestejohn
Friend
September 23, 2020
Kevin Meuse
September 23, 2020
a loved one
September 23, 2020
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