Richard P Bingham

February 15, 1952August 22, 2013
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Richard (Rick) Parker Bingham, 61, of Troy NH died Aug. 22nd after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. Rick was born in Alameda, CA on February 15, 1952, the son of Pearl and Leonard Bingham. He graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1970 and enlisted in the Navy in 1971. After serving for 4 years on the Guided Missile Cruiser Richmond K. Turner (DLG-20) he was honorably discharged and settled in Troy NH. Rick worked at Troy Mills as the lead power plant operator until it closed in 2002. He then worked at the Brattleboro Retreat in a similar capacity until his death. Survived by him are his children Emily Britt of Keene, NH and Elysia Bingham of Sullivan, NH; his brother Edward Bingham of Enfield, NH and his sister Pamela Adams of Sutton, MA; his partner of 26 years and best friend, Kelly Watson, her daughter Shannon Watson and son Eric Watson, as well as ten grandchildren. There will be a wake at the Foley Funeral Home in Keene, NH Tuesday evening, Aug 27th between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. A memorial service will be held the following afternoon at 2:00 pm at the same location, with a burial ceremony immediately following at the Mountain View Cemetery in Troy, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Monadnock Humane Society in Swanzey, NH.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Shannon Watson

September 20, 2014

I miss you every day Rick. The kids miss you just as much! I hope you can hear Emma every night when she tells you good night papa. You loved my kids like your own and your loss has impacted us greatly. Words can't describe how much you are missed by this little family we love you Rick!

Keith Bassett

August 29, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

lisa buffum santaw

August 29, 2013

rick thank you for making kelly so happy for 26 years and being a friend and family member you will always be love by our family and you will remain the love of kellys life forever.

lisa santaw-buffum

August 29, 2013

rick you were loved by our family more than you know always there to help,you brought 26 years of love and joy to kelly's life,the kids and grandchildren's lives.a friend to all of us will miss seeing you with your favorite drink dinkin donuts coffee.this is not the end we shall all meet again when our time comes. i know you will watch over your loved one from where you are and be there for kelly always

lisa santaw-buffum

August 29, 2013

our family loves you more than you could ever know. you were always there when ever some one needed help,you were more than family you were a true friend and brought 26 years of love and joy into kellys life. we shall meet again when it's are time i know you will take care of kelly even from where you are now and all of the kids and grand children. you will remain the love of kellys life forever

shannon Watson

August 28, 2013

I love you Rick with all my heart and soul you raised my brother and I like your own nobody could ever take your place I will see you again some day Love you to the moon and back!

steve oakes

August 27, 2013

R.I.P. Rick, lots of memories, my condolences to his family, ed and pam.

Daniel & Nancey Lively

August 27, 2013

Well it is hard to start, we all loved To be with Rick , his was always their for any one who needed him. He was a wonderful friend to all of our family and he will be very much missed. So sorry for your loss and prayers go out to each and every one of you. May God Bless You All
Sincere Sympathy,
Daniel and Nancey Lively

Michelle Kezer

August 26, 2013

So sorry to hear of the great loss your family has suffered. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol (Nadeau)Dix

August 26, 2013

To the family of "Richard Bingham" He is a wonderful guy and will truly be missed by many that entered his life. Another "Guardian Angel" to watch over everyone.