Richard “Rich” Stephen Leary of Nashua, NH

December 30, 1958 -
October 12, 2023



Friday October 20, 2023

10:00 am


1251 Gorham St Lowell, MA 01852

Funeral Details


Richard “Rich” Stephen Leary, 64, of Lowell, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Francis and Muriel (Brady) Leary. Rich spent his early years in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1976. After high school he went on to UMass Lowell where he earned his bachelors and master’s degrees in software engineering. He was working at Oracle as a software engineer for several years.

Rich was a member of the Mountain View Yacht Club of Gilford, NH where he enjoyed spending time on Lake Winnipesaukee on his boat. Rich also enjoyed watching Patriots games and the occasional cigar. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially on the many family vacations and on Christmas Eve where everyone gathered at his home.

Rich is survived by his three daughters; Trisha Leary of Townsend, MA, Briana LaFleur and her husband Nicolas of Fitchburg, MA, and Kathleen Genetti and her husband Adam of Nashua, NH, his brother John Leary of Merrimack, NH, his two sisters and their spouses; Ann and Paul Perry of Derry, NH, and Donna and Jeffrey Ozella of Pelham, NH, and his two granddaughters; Olivia and Cassidy Lapointe.

19 responses to “Richard “Rich” Stephen Leary of Nashua, NH”

  1. Shannon Jutz says:

    Deepest condolences to the Leary family. Such sad news,such a lovely person.

  2. Linda Oswald says:

    Girls, I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Love you, Aunt Linda

  3. Donna Foleyy says:

    Briana, I am sorry for your loss. I extend my condolences to your family. Take care.

  4. Greg Eccles says:

    Rich was a good friend. We hung out during our days at Convergent. Super smart and a great sense of humor. I will miss him. Much love to the Leary family ?

  5. Geoff Robertson says:

    Rich was a good man, a good friend and a great engineer He will be missed.

  6. Junming Gao says:

    Rich was a respected and responsible engineer and colleague in Oracle. He was always with a smile and comes with a solution or a helping hand. RIP

  7. Mark Childs says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about Rich. I worked with him at Oracle for many years. Though Oracle is a big company and our paths did not cross often, I can tell you that he was a good person and well respected by his colleagues. I’m sorry for your loss and for ours.

  8. John Curran says:

    Our deepest condolences. Rich was a colleague of mine at Oracle, but more than that, he was a great friend and will be missed.

  9. Steven Lynes says:

    My deepest condolences to the Leary family. I worked with Rich at both Convergent and Oracle. Rich was a talented SW engineer, had a jovial personality and a great guy overall. He will be surely missed by both coworkers and friends. Rest in peace Rich.

  10. Cindy Sorenson says:

    Sincere and genuine condolences for your loss. I just learned of his passing. Rich was always a good friend of mine. He will be dearly missed.

  11. Rohit Jain says:

    Deepest condolences to the family. RIP.

  12. Sharon Roy says:

    Rich was a great guy he will be missed! Sorry to the family members for your loss

  13. Paul Rondeau says:

    Sincere condolences to Rich’s family.
    I worked with Rich at Oracle he was a great man who will be missed.

  14. Stella Ko says:

    Am so very sorry for your loss. Will always remember Rich’s warmth and willingness to help, always with a smile.

  15. Jun Ye says:

    I still remember one bug fix we discussed in Oracle, I felt the solution was not efficient enough, Rich came up a better solution next day. A very easy and great engineer to work with. He will be missed.

  16. Emilio Panighetti says:

    I had the privilege of working with Rich at Oracle. He inspired confidence and above all, a genuinely good person.

  17. Ruth O'Connor says:

    Johnny, Ann Marie and Donna,
    We are heartbroken to have just learned of Richard’s passing. We are all in shock and sad we are late with our condolences. He had such a great sense of humor and always had us laughing. We not only loved his stories but the way he told them. We can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling at this terrible loss but know we are thinking of you and all of Richard’s family. I hope the memories you have of him will bring you some comfort. Thinking of all of you.

    Mary Beth, Ruth, Jay and Carol

  18. Kate and Mike Palmieri says:

    We can’t begin to tell you how very sorry we are for your loss. We didn’t many years with Rich on E dock. We have had many good times over the years. He certainly spoke highly of his family and how proud he was. We will kiss him dearly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. MaryLou Moynihan says:

    Dear John,AnnMarie & Donna,
    I’m soooo sorry❣️ I just heard the sad news regarding Rich. . Please, accept my deepest sympathies and convey my condolences to the rest of the family. I will keep you aLL in my prayers.

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