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DERRY, NH: Richard E. Holzman (Rick) died peacefully on July 22, 2015 in Derry, at the age of 59, surrounded by loved ones.

Rick was born on July 9, 1956 in Quincy, Mass. to Barbara and Richard Holzman, Jr. Rick married Laurie Thompson in May of 1990. After moving to Derry, Rick began working as a self-employed contractor. Rick’s passions included spending time with his family, cheering for the Patriots and Red Sox, and staying sharp on trivia.

Rick is survived by his children, Jonathan Keefer and wife, Catie of Lunenburg, Mass., Timothy Keefer of Derry, N.H., Tony Keefer of Wakefield, James Keefer of Galveston, Texas, and Jessica Harris of Moyock, N.C.; grandchildren, Cole and Mason Keefer and Robert Harris; mother, Barbara Cameron of Sandown, N.H.; siblings, Karen DeVitto and husband, John of Atkinson, N.H. and James Holzman and wife, Kathleen of Derry, N.H.; nieces and nephews, Tara and Michael Holzman and John, Jr. and Trevor DeVitto. Rick was predeceased by his wife of 19 years, Laurie Holzman and father, Richard Holzman, Jr.

A service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, at First Parish Church, 47 East Derry Road, Derry. Chaplain Vincent Capadilupo will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rick’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the COPD Foundation, please visit www.copdfoundation.org.
Published on  July 30, 2015
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