Beverly — Richard F. Cena of Beverly entered into eternal rest, on November 4, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, after a long, hard battle with cancer and multiple strokes.
He was the beloved husband of Susan Kerr Cena. He leaves behind a cherished and devoted sister, Eileen Cena Predka and her husband Tom Predka of Peabody and his wonderful brother, John Cena of West Newbury.
He was born in Beverly to Catherine (Devincenzo) Cena and Felix J.Cena. He was a member for over 25 years of the Franco American Club and The Herman Spear Post #331. He was employed by the City Of Beverly for over 35 years. He is also survived by six nephews and one niece, Kristen Predka; his loving son, Teddy Richards and Sharyn Richards of Framingham and the light of his life, his granddaughter, Brooke Richards. His only hobby was entertaining gampie's little girl. He will be sadly missed by many who knew and loved him, including his wife's daughter Lisa. One of the people that will miss him most is his aunt Naomi Rudsten (Tootsie) with whom he and his wife shared numerous wonderful times at their home together, along with their cherished cat Yedi.
ARRANGEMENTS: Out of respect of his wishes, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions in memory of Richard Cena can be sent to: Kaplan Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers Ma. 01923. To those who made his last days, Heaven on Earth. Arrangements by Mass Bay Cremation Service. www.massbaycremation.com