Bennett Funeral Home

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Richard "Ricky" John Dowling Jr.

November 6, 1996January 7, 2020
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Canterbury-------- Richard “Ricky” John Dowling, Jr., 23, of North West Road passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Ricky was born on November 6, 1996 in Exeter, son to Richard, Sr. and Michelle (O’Leary) Dowling. He was a 2015 graduate of Coe Brown Northwood Academy. He ran cross country for the Coe Brown team and made varsity his first year. Ricky worked construction for many years and was highly skilled at designing and building hardscape patios, walkways, and retaining walls. Most recently he began working with his father building houses . Ricky enjoyed snowboarding, skateboarding, snowmobiling, classic rock and metal music, vintage video games, and riding his 3 wheeler. He enjoyed spending time with his close friends and occasionally making his world famous corn-on-the-cob-grilled-cheese. He had a passion for collecting his favorite bands on vinyl and vintage video games and consoles, having an extensive collection of each. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He will be deeply missed by friends and family.

Ricky is survived by his loving parents, Richard and Michelle Dowling of Canterbury, his brother, Randy Dowling of Canterbury; his maternal grandmother, Marie Montville of Campton, Aunts Marie Stonis and Sondra Jones of Campton, and Leigh Montville of Waterville Valley, along with many very close cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street, Concord, NH.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00am also at Bennett Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the family lot at Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.BennettFuneral.com for the Dowling family.


  • Calling Hours Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Richard "Ricky" John Dowling Jr.

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Julie Healey

January 16, 2020

Your mom thought you were the coolest kid ever- she even used to borrow your misfits shirts to wear to school for special occasions and always had the mix cd you made for her in the car. I know how much she loved you and how much you’ll be missed because she talked about you and Randy all the time.

Michelle, Rick, and Randy,
I can’t imagine coping with such an enormous loss. I hope you can some day heal from the pain and remember Ricky fondly and with a smile.

Love, Julie

Sue Gunderson

January 15, 2020

Randy, Michelle and Rick,
Words can not express our deep sorrow on the news of Ricky's passing. We are holding you all in our hearts and prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy
The Gunderson Family

Craig Carson

January 14, 2020

Wow, what to say. Ricky was always a joy to have around. Always smiling, always joking. I always enjoyed his company on the occasions he would show up and visit in my garage. Rest in peace friend the world will miss you.

Bob Meade

January 14, 2020

I can not even imagine and have no words...

But know that our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

The Meade's

Steve Wallerstein

January 14, 2020

A great memory of a fun afternoon at the sculpture park with our friend Ricky. So sad that he's gone.

Juli Noury

January 13, 2020

I would just like to say to the family and friends of Ricky that he was a very respectful young man. I thought of him as very polite. He had a great smile and a great way about him. It breaks my heart to I think that this is happened. Really didn't know him well but I worked with him. And that was a pleasure....

CJ Fitton

January 12, 2020

I’m deeply saddened to hear about Ricky. My thoughts are with his family. It feels like it was yesterday that he and I were hanging out, having sleep overs, playing video games, and talking about skateboarding more specifically one of his favorite skaters Rodney Mullen and watching his videos! He will be missed very much. The best friend anyone could ask for.

Susan Hilchey

January 11, 2020

We send our loving thoughts to Ricky's family and hope these and other loving messages will shed a little light during a difficult time.
Bob Gagnon and Susan Hilchey

Renee Williams

January 10, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear about Ricky. I still remember your stories of him that you would share over lunch at RHS. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. ❤️Renee