Richard Henderson Moody
Andover MA - Dick Moody aged 94 died at home on Monday, November 11, 2019. Richard was the son of Percy W. and Helen B. Moody and was a ninety-year resident of Andover, He attended Phillips Academy, earned a Marine Engineering Degree at Maine Maritime Academy, and was awarded a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University. Dick served three years in WWII as an engineer aboard Liberty ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Believing in local industry and as an entrepreneur based in Ballardvale, he engineered a textile manufacturing plant and then transitioned into computer hardware manufacturing. Further responding to changing times, he went on to develop a rubber recycling facility. After a short run in production of industrial finishes, he turned to real estate and thrived in a 19-year career with his real estate and life partner Barbara.
Dick led the Andover Citizens for Equal Opportunity, The Andover Taxpayers Association, and was Leader of Boy Scout Troop 73 for 14 years. He was a charter member of Andover Better Chance (ABC), a Board Member Emeritus of the Andover Historical Society; and a lifetime member of A.V.I.S. He was a member of South Church for over 80 years and a 50-year member of St. Matthew's Lodge AF + AM.
Dick spent weekends and extended retreats in Rangeley, Maine enjoying camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, hunting, and skiing. He was constantly developing property improvement projects or had one under way. He delighted in enlisting new recruits to join the work party, or to join an expedition on one of the big lakes, quiet streams or hiking a mountain trail. His other interests included reading, gardening, birding, and dogs. He played ice hockey, tennis, paddle tennis, squash, and bridge.
He survived his beloved wife Barbara of 61 years, and is survived by his five children: Carolyn Lewis and her husband Van of Lynchburg, VA; Meredith Moody of Needham; Heather Holman and her partner, William Levy of Andover, Rick Moody and his wife Randi Lite of Needham; Janice Holden and her husband Seth of Andover, and 12 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at South Church in Andover, on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Andover Center for History and Culture (formerly the Andover Historical Society), 97 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810..
Published on November 14, 2019


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Betty Cunningham
Nov 20, 2019
So sad to hear of the passing of your dad, Heather. May the warm memories you have with your dad sustain you in the future.
Paul and Edie McKinnon
Nov 14, 2019
We are so sad to hear about Bobs passing. Our family has such good memories with Bob and Barbara.
Thank you.
Bob Mckinnon
Nov 14, 2019
Paul & Anna Mckinnon await your arrival in Heaven, RIP my dear friend and fellow fisherman.
Westy Egmont
Nov 14, 2019
I loved to visit Dick and Barbara. Dick lived with a heart for others and I loved his social action agenda around giving children some of what he valued in raising his own kids and the life he loved in Andover.
He was positive, shared stories, challenged gently and worked on those issues that impacted the betterment of others with a genuine heart for others. And what a couple! It has been a long time since I have sat in the living room together but these were favorite visits of my years in Andover.
My heart is with all of you in the family.
Michael & Pam Bergeron
Nov 13, 2019
The town of Andover, its residents and all who knew Dick are indebted to him for his service, commitment to his family friends and community, and his dedication to conservation and preservation.

An honorable, good and true gentleman!