Richard E. Lough

AUGUSTA – Richard E. Lough passed away peacefully at the age of 70 on May 11, 2022, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Surrounded by his loved ones at the time of his passing, Rick leaves us with the memory of his warm heart, incorrigible sense of humor, and his innate ability to make his friends and family feel like they’re the only person in the room.

Rick was born in Peekskill, N.Y. in 1951 and raised in nearby Cortlandt Manor. He graduated from Lakeland High School in 1969, where he excelled on the basketball court, playing twice the size of his modest stature. Rick’s passion for hoops as a youngster was overshadowed in 1972 when he met the love of his life, Patricia, who he married in 1975. The couple began their family several years later in Putnam Valley, N.Y. with the births of their two sons, Eric and Tim. Rick and his family later moved to Winthrop in 1993, where he lived until he passed.

Rick was a selfless and devoted husband, father, and pop-pop. His passion, above all else, was his family. Rick never missed a game, match, or meet played by his sons or grandchildren. He served as an endless source of entertainment to his wife, children, grandchildren and friends through his sharp sense of humor and capacity to tell a great story.

Rick’s entrepreneurial spirit and energy led him to pursue numerous business ventures throughout his life. Perhaps most rewarding was being the owner and operator of the Full Court Deli in Winthrop. The Deli’s exceptional sandwiches drew customers in the door, but it was Rick’s charm, wit, and humor that kept his loyal following coming back.

He was a lover of good food, wine, and not-too-cold beer, and would regularly frequent the coast with his wife to explore all the tastes that Maine had to offer. Rick also enjoyed spending time on the golf course with his friends and sons (regardless of where the ball landed) and rooting for his beloved Boston Celtics. Later in life, Rick spent his days at his camp on Cobbosseecontee Lake in East Winthrop, taking boat rides and casually enjoying a book while sitting by the water.

Rick is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia; his sons Eric and wife Brooks, and Tim and wife Claire; and his four grandchildren Grace, Evan, Brynn, and Paige. He is also survived by his siblings Robert (Nancy), Dorothy, John (wife Julia), Bernadette, Mary (husband Thomas), and Thomas (wife Lisa); and wife’s siblings Carol (husband Mark), Cathy (husband Joseph), William, John (wife Laurie), and Brian (wife Karen); stepmother, Dorothy; and over 25 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis and mother, Dorothy; and his brother, Francis, brother-in-law, Michael, and sister-in-law, Alice.

Rick’s visiting hours will be in the Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop on Thursday, May 19, from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Arrangements are in the care of the Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, where memories, condolences, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Maine.

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