MAYNARD: After battling cancer, Richard "Dickie" A. Maskousky, 73, of Maynard passed peacefully at his home in Maynard on May 8, 2017, surrounded by family. Born in Concord and raised in Maynard, he was the son of the late Tony Maskousky and Ann Hinds. He is survived by his children, brothers, grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Inspired to become a carpenter as a young child, he was able to apply a variety of skills in the field of construction, which ultimately led to his obtaining a license as a master contractor. Dickie was especially proud that his work gave him the opportunity to use his skills in helping build parts for the space program in the 1960s. In addition, he was especially talented at installing and refinishing hardwood floors, and worked in a thriving hardwood floor business with his uncle Nicky Meloro. His construction skills, aptitude for leadership and ability to make things happen were put to use over several decades of service at the Acton Public School System, where he was employed until his retirement.
When not at work, he was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. His year-round passion for fishing in fresh and salt water led to many adventures with family and friends and his never-ending quest for the next big catch. His enjoyment of country music led him to learn to play the guitar as an adult. In addition, he loved spending time by the ocean, learning to sail, powerboating, training dogs to hunt and perform tricks, and carving wooden objects including duck decoys.
Dickie was a man of strong faith, and had a deep commitment to his family and helping others. His incredible sense of humor was present in all he did even until the last few hours of his life. Family always came first. He was known to family and friends as someone they could turn to for support, and he would stand by others even in their darkest times. His beliefs led to his involvement with organizations where he was dedicated to improving the lives of others.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial Mass to be celebrated Friday, May 19th at 10:00am in St. Bridget’s Church, 1 Percival St., Maynard. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Attn: Development, 25 Shawmut Rd., Canton, MA 02021, or to a charity of your choice. Memorial page: www.actonfuneralhome.com