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1937 Rick 2023

Richard A. Brackett

June 1, 1937 — May 30, 2023

Fitzwilliam, NH


FITZWILLIAM, NH – Richard A. Brackett, 85, of Fitzwilliam, died peacefully Tuesday, May 30, 2023 in Jaffrey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, with his family at his side.

He was born in Fitchburg on June 1, 1937, son of the late Howard and Evelyn (Harper) Brackett.  He grew up in Ashburnham and was a 1955 graduate of Fitchburg High School.  For the last 17 years, he lived in Fitzwilliam.

Rick was a master electrician, who was self-employed for many years before working at Cushing Academy, where he worked for several years until his retirement.  He attended Fitzwilliam Community Church.  An avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting.  He was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox and especially the Boston Bruins.  Rick valued love of family, God and country and always wore a flag lapel or pin and was known for his sense of humor.  He was very creative with wood and building things and he enjoyed all kinds of music.

He leaves his bride of 66 years, Marilyn S. (Parkhurst) Brackett; five children, Scott H. Brackett and wife Sandra of Zephyrhills, FL, Douglas Brackett of Bellows Falls, VT, Barbara A. Brackett of Rindge, NH, Bruce A. Brackett and wife Lisa of Fitzwilliam and Brian A. Brackett and significant other, Billie Jo Dennis of Gardner; 8 grandchildren, Heather Medina, Christopher Brackett, Megan Smith, Nathan Brackett, Jacob Wiktorski, Richard Brackett, Adam Brackett and Amy Anderson; seven great grandchildren, Sawyer, Connie, Calvin, Gabriel, Kadeon, Lee and Isabelle; a sister in law Virginia Brackett of Rindge; a cousin George Peacock of Mill Valley, CA and several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Lee Brackett, predeceased him in 2004.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 11 A.M. in New Cemetery, Ashburnham.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, .

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