Richard G. Bosse

Richard G. “Rick” Bosse, 62 of Peabody, died at home, attended by his wife, Deborah A. (Moreau) Bosse, on July 23, 2017 following an unexpected battle with an aggressive form of cancer.

Born and raised in Salem, MA, he was the son of the late Arthur W. and Carmel M. (Madore) Bosse. A graduate of Salem High, Class of ’72, he attended Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute where he studied Forestry. He also graduated from the General Electric Machine Apprentice Program as All Around Machinist. Rick worked for 37 years at the GE Aircraft Division at the Riverworks plant in Lynn. He worked various product lines as a machinist, ending with the last 10 years as a PC work inspector and machinist.

Rick was an avid sports fan of the Boston Red Sox, Celtics and N. E. Patriots. He and his wife & team-partner were serious Tournament Bass Fishermen in both Federated & Casual Clubs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for over 16 years. Together they fished the entire New England area.
He also belonged to several Candlepin Bowling leagues for 10 years. A man of many interests, Rick enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, hiking, camping, snowmobiling and tennis. His hobbies were gardening, genealogy, CB Radio, music, and crafting ‘cigar box guitars.

In addition to his wife Deborah, together since 1976, he leaves a brother, Norman A. Bosse of Centerville, VA, 2 nieces, Pamela Baet & Erin Bosse of Winchester VA, a grandniece and three grand-nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visiting hours on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. [Route 114 / 1-A] Salem, MA from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM to be followed by his Memorial Service at 2:00 PM with Rev. John G. Kiley presiding. We wish for family and friends to join us for his “Celebration of Life” to be announced and directions given following the services. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: the Shriners Hospital, St. Jude Research Hospital for Children, North Shore VNA, Care Dimensions (Hospice) of North Shore, MGH Cancer Center of Danvers, MA or any Fish & Game Program for Children in New England. For additional information and guestbook, please visit

Rick Bosse’s Eulogy

Written by his wife Deborah A. (Moreau) Bosse’

There are moments in life where you meet or cross paths with someone and form an instant connection within seconds to a minute. You instantly feel a bond. It’s like you’ve known them from a past life. A bond so strong it pulls & gravitates you together no matter the circumstances over distance; time; and space. It finds a way to reconnect, maybe from experiences of another parallel life you’ve shared in the past. Who really knows? We all have different beliefs. There are so many unexplained things in our world.
I have fortunately been blessed to have found several in my lifetime, and most at critical times when I didn’t always recognize or know how life changing it would be or take me to in the betterment of my own journey.
I’m blessed to have them feel the same connection with me that is deeply rooted to the core of our souls. Richard G. Bosse was one of them. It would take too long to say or describe how I knew it would be him, that was going to be my soul mate for the rest of my life. From the first time we talked thru the airways, to our first time we met . There are forces we don’t understand & sometimes ignore or fight against in our lifetime, but I have always listened to my strong gut instincts and premonitions & its never proved me wrong or let me down, if I just listened clearly to it.
My Step father who involved us into CB radios, and my sister as a catalyst, brought Rick and I together back in 1976, and I’ve never looked back from the first meeting with Rick that we had at Dane Street Beach in Beverly Massachusetts. Where we both immediately started talking sincerely; straight & honest to each other from the get go. All without trying to impress or project persona of something we are not. We were truly just ourselves. And always have been. Maybe because we were both Libra’s we balanced the scales as we needed to, thru our entire lives together. We had many similar likes and dislikes; interests; adventuress spirits; he had all the humor. I was too strict and uptight from all my past history. He brought out the best in me and I in him. We both opened doors to each other for many life experiences we otherwise would not have done. We are inseparable both in life and death. With his passing we made a promise he would continue to protect and be with me, giving me signs when I need it most, thru dealing with this difficult loss, and physically parted from him on earth.
Richard is known thru his life by others, under many names. Rich, Richie, Dick, Richard. And of course other names in razzing I’m sure we all have, but I always called him Rick and had a private special pet name for him as “Sweet Cheeks”. Thru this whole ordeal, Rick nicknamed me his “Medical Pit-Bull”. I always said I was more like a “Mama Bear” protecting its cub.
To me he was clear; precise; open; direct; honest; responsible; reliable; loving; considerate; caring; hard working in everything in life that mattered.
He was in the truest sense –“My Soulmate”. He exhibited to me in so many ways at our very young age of 20 & 22 years old, that he was true to his word and if he said he’d be there or do something you could count on him, he’d do his best. He took his responsibilities seriously and dealt with heavy burdens on his shoulders in those young years that most do not ever know or had to deal with in their lifetimes at much older ages or if ever. He did it with honor; love and humor. He did it gallantly, and was in fact “ My Rock” and to others a Knight in Shining White Armor throughout our life together.
People who met him; got to know him; recognized & appreciated him for his loving, quirky, dry sense of humor; high intelligence; & quiet manner. It’s horrible to lose people like him in this messed up world, but worse as he was still at young age with so many plans and adventures to be experienced. He was robbed from reaping what he sowed all thru his time here on earth. This was to be “OUR Time” in life for ourselves, after taking care of so many others since our 20’s and demands of our jobs and life in general. We were always together in everything whenever we could be. Inseparable; so close; and loved each other deeply. We had been preparing to make our life long dreams in coming true, when all hell broke loose. First, with him having a heart attack; triple bypass. Next, 2 times of injuries and disabilities with me. Then with him again , in his final battle with cancer. He was taking care of me, but then role reversal I with him, with help from others & while he was helping me do so with everything he could possibly do to help me accomplish his final wishes. Always caring.
From the beginning when we met, I’ve always said to him that nothing materialistic holds any weight without his presence here with me. And we will fight and overcome anything as long as we are together. It was always about him for me. A human bond of love that his loss; my loss; is devastating me, cutting thru my very core.

So I ask all of you, to never forget him in your hearts. Pray for him and that his soul
[ Rests’ In Peace.]
Keep him in your thoughts and memories as that is what keeps him living on.
I thank everyone for reaching out to touch him in many ways thru his horrific battle he waged with cancer. I thank God for his mercy, & for all your prayers sent our way, that he didn’t suffer the pain & anguish to a high degree that so many others have.
He was my sweet; caring loving Rick to the very last words at the end, no matter how difficult it all was. The bravest man one could ever meet.
Rest in peace my Love. Never Forgotten; Never Gone; Always watching over me;
Agreed to be waiting & finding me again when it is my turn to leave this world.
“I Love You” truly; dearly; and with deep respect. “My One True Love”.
Thank you for everything you are and were to me and others!

Always, your loving Wife & True Soul Mate

Deb ?
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