It is with a very heavy heart that we wanted to take a moment to share the passing of Richard Mooney, past President and owner of Sterling Insurance Agency. On October 6th, 2023 Richard F. (Dick) Mooney passed away peacefully after a short illness at Brooksby Village in Peabody. He was born in the Rag Rock section of Woburn, Massachusetts, where the sun always shines.
Dick graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the North End of Boston and from Boston University. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1956. He met his future wife Marion of Salem, MA at Hampton Beach, NH, they married in 1961 and settled in Beverly where they lived in the same home on Baker Avenue for 59 years.
Dick worked in the property and casualty insurance business his entire career beginning with the Hartford Insurance Co. He was named Executive Vice President of Sterling Insurance Agency in 1974 and took over ownership in 1983. Dick took the company to new heights during his 40-year tenure before retiring in 2014. Even after retirement we would look forward to his visits to the office to brighten all of our days with his humor.
He was very active in the Beverly community. He served as President of the Beverly Kiwanis Club, the North Shore United Way, the Hannah School PTA, and the BHS Band Parents Association. Dick also served on a number of other community boards including the Beverly Chamber of Commerce, the Beverly YMCA, the Fisher & Fuel Society, and the Beverly Historical Society. He was also honored by the Beverly Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow for his years of community service and was honored as the Grand Marshal of Beverly’s Holiday Parade. Recently, Dick was honored by the Kiwanis Club for 47 years of service.
Dick was known for his deep faith, his love of his wife and family and his warm sense of humor. He made his wife Marion laugh every day. We will miss him dearly, not only because of his impact on Sterling Insurance, but for everything he did for the community of Beverly and beyond.
Should you feel so inclined contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or to a charity of your choice.