Melrose Family Opticians owner

Published in the March 25, 2016 edition

Richard-Incerto-obit-webMELROSE — Richard A. Incerto Jr., died surrounded by family on March 18 at the age of 57.

Richard was born in Chelsea, MA on September 3, 1958 to Richard A. Sr. and Nicoletta L. (Griffo) Incerto. He was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Pope John High School in 1976. Richard continued is education at Worcester Industrial Technical Institute, where he studied to become an optometrist. Richard went on to own and operate Melrose Family Opticians. He was very proud of the business and cared deeply for his customers, who all loved him.

Besides his passion for his work, Richard was most passionate about golf. He was a member of Wenham Country Club and played in the weekly Postal Worker Golf League at Mount Hood Golf Course in Melrose. Golf was everything to him. When he wasn’t golfing, Richard was most likely spending time with his large family. He was a true family man; he was a great husband, brother, son, uncle and friend. It was impossible not to love him. Richard lived life to the fullest. He loved to travel, drag race and eat good food. He also loved old vintage cars. Richard will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him.

He was the loving husband of Terry (Monahan) Incerto of 25 years. He was the beloved son of Richard A. Sr. and Nicoletta L. (Griffo) Incerto, of Chelsea. He was the caring brother of Roni Melisi. He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends.

Visiting Hours were held on Monday, March 21 at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home was held on Tuesday, March 22, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to MSPCA at or to the Beverly Hospital, Attn: Philanthropy, 85 Herrick St., Beverly, MA 01915. To send a message of condolence, please visit