Richard Letizia
1932 - 2017
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On Sunday, June 25, 2017, Richard Letizia of Bedford, NH, passed away unexpectedly doing what he loved best - playing competitive bridge. Although he never did achieve his dream of winning the French Open, he did attain the rank of Bronze Life Master.

He was born in Boston, MA on January 16, 1932 and was a proud West Ender.

He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Nancy, his beloved daughters, Diane and Karen, special granddaughters Meghan and Danielle, and special great grandson, Cooper. He is also survived by his "big" sister Adell.

He also leaves behind two very special men: his "little bro," James Peck and his son-in-law, Rich Hoppe.

There are also many nieces and nephews who will miss him. So many people have been touched by Dick's kindness, generosity and wisdom. We will treasure the memories. "A Celebration of Life" will be held later this summer.

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Published in Union Leader on Jul. 2, 2017.
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Francis Pitocchelli
June 19, 2019
It's been two years since the Nashua Regional at which Dick passed away and there's another one going on right now. I'm going to play a little this year but I'll never be able to be at that hotel again without remembering how much I miss Dick.
Barry Rogoff
June 22, 2018
It's been a year since Dick passed away at the end of the Nashua Regional and he's still greatly missed. I'm not playing in the tournament this year but I think of him often.
Barry Rogoff
July 3, 2017
Dick was one of the nicest people I've ever known. I'll miss him greatly. I was with him and called 911 when he fell. If only there had been something more I could have done.
Barry Rogoff
July 1, 2017
He was such a sweet man. He always had a smile on his face.
June 30, 2017
A Good Man and Heck of a Bridge Player is playing at the Legends Table. A Champ to the last card. He will be remembered as a true gentleman and a friend.
Alan Wolff
June 30, 2017
We will greatly miss Dick. He patiently taught my husband the mechanics of bridge and always exhibited kindness, humor, and patience when we had the opportunity to play at a tournament with Dick. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word.
With sympathy to his family and many good friends,
Rita and John Davis
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