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Kiely, Richard A.

Kiely, Richard

Kiely, Richard Alan of Wolfeboro, NH and Medfield, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb 5th surrounded by his loving family after being diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2015.

Rick was born on August 15, 1953 in Melrose MA. He grew up in Weston, MA and graduated from the University of New Hampshire.

In 1992 he moved with his family to Medfield where he started his own landscaping company. The beauty he created with his work will be enjoyed for generations. In 2014, Rick retired to his home on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, NH where he enjoyed skiing at Cannon Mountain, hiking, and volunteering as a ski coach for the Granite State Adaptive Ski program.  Rick had a warm sense of humor, and his greatest joys were his family, friends, kayaking, sailing, skiing, and his devoted dog, Arlo. Rick is survived by his wife, Kathy (Gottfried), his daughter Megan K. Mueller and her husband Stuart, his sister Ruth Abad and her husband Proceso, his brother Bob and his wife Joy, and his beloved nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Granite State Adaptive Ski Program, PO Box 24, Mirro Lake, NH 03853.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, Feb 11th from 5-7 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  A Memorial Service will be held in the Spring.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Pam and John Sweeney
    February 9th, 2016 | 4:26 pm

    Kathy, Megan, Arlo, and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Rick will always be remembered for his kind and gentle nature. We feel so fortunate that we were able to get to know him so well over the past years. He was part of our “Kenney Shore family” and we will miss him dearly. All our love and blessings.

    Pam, John and (Kona) Sweeney

  2. Penny Theall
    February 10th, 2016 | 3:18 pm

    Kathy, I was so sad to read that Rick passed away! I am so sorry for your loss, he was way too young. Not sure If you remember that Rick and I were classmates in Weston, class of 1971 and I worked in the schools for many years, as you did. Rick was such a kind man, and it was nice to catch up with him at some of the school events. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Penny (Banghart) Theall

  3. Sandy Boyes
    February 10th, 2016 | 6:57 pm

    So sorry for you loss. I graduated with Rich and he was a wonderful person, gone before his time. RIP Rick you’ll be missed.
    Sandy Boyes

  4. Mona & Craig Stewart
    February 11th, 2016 | 2:03 am

    Kathy, Megan and Stu, we are thinking of you. You are all like family to Kate and Jon and we are so sad to know that a wonderful part of the family is now gone. May the love you shared with Rick and with each other help comfort you in this time of loss.
    Craig and Mona Stewart

  5. Betsy Anderson
    February 11th, 2016 | 1:29 pm

    Kathy and Megan,I am sad that you are suffering such an awful loss. I wish you strength to bear the pain. I regret that I can’t be with you tonight. I’ll be in touch later. God be with you. With loving thoughts and prayers, Betsy

  6. Dori
    February 27th, 2016 | 12:08 pm

    You will always be my superman!!! I love you!!!

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