George Richards (Rick) Churchill Jr.
Retired Bank Trust Officer
George Richards (Rick) Churchill Jr. passed away at his home in Charlestown on July 3. He was 74 years old.
Born on Sept. 9, 1944 to George and Charlotte Churchill of Cohasset, he grew up sailing to Minot’s Light. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1966, served in the Navy during Vietnam and then embarked on long career as a trust officer at various Boston banks, where he became a trusted friend and family fixture to many of his clients.
Most recently, Rick split his time between his beloved little stone house at the Harvard Mall and his rural retreat in Danville, Vt., enjoying city and country alike.
Rick was a warm and generous man, quick in wit and a voracious reader. He stayed healthy, knit sweaters for his children, created magical rugs for his grandchildren and braided many rugs. He supported community and church missions in Boston and Danville. Together with his husband, family and friends he created many special routines and traditions, and he loved those around him with a special steadfast loyalty.
He is survived by his husband, Frederick Blair and by children: Elizabeth Churchill and Ted Fields of Arlington, George and Deirdre Churchill of Elmhurst, IL and Jonathan and Amy Churchill of Acton , by his step-children: Michael and Melissa Blair of Middleton, Brian and Bobbie-Jo Blair of Nahant and Timothy Blair of Boston; by his sister, Cynthia Kelly of Washington, D.C., and grandchildren: Ethan, Elliott, Julian, Maeve, Leo, Tynan, Charlotte, Reed, Michael, Emily, Henry, and Freddie.
An informal service to honor Rick’s life will take place at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston, on Wednesday, July 17 at noon. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, on-line or via the Development Office, or to a charity of your choice.