Rick was a member of the East Chatham Fire Company where he held many titles including First Lieutenant and President of the Board of Directors. He was an active member there for ten years. In 2016, Rick and firefighter friend, Dave Shea, decided to open a restaurant together. ECFC Station 2 was a product of their hard work.  Today it is a successful restaurant located just one mile from Rick’s home.

Rick was also an avid hunter, an accomplished builder, an amazing storyteller, and so much more. He leaves behind his wife, Irene, of 22 years and their three children, Madison, Sydney and Graham. He was an incredible husband, father, and friend. He will forever be in our hearts.


Richard L. Newton