Richard Hazen III

May 22, 1962January 5, 2013

WELLFLEET----- Richard “Ricky” Hazen III, 50, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA. He lost a courageous, lifelong battle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. After the doctors said very early in his life that he would be lucky to live to the age of 18. Ricky defied the odds and lived a full productive life with a smile always on his face. Ricky was born in Newton, MA on May 22, 1962 to the late Richard Hazen II and the late Eleanor (Franklin) Hazen. He was lifelong resident of Wellfleet. Ricky graduated from Nauset High School in 1981. He was assistant manager at the Wellfleet Flea Market for over 30 years; where he worked for his beloved mother, Eleanor Hazen. Ricky is survived by cousins Bill, Terri, and Kathy Franklin of Gulf Breeze, FL, his Uncle Hoddy and Aunt Betty Franklin of Gulf Breeze, FL, cousins Sylvia, Kenny, and Barbara Rogers of Roswell, GA, cousin Rick Franklin of Sarasota, FL, cousins Aaron, Beth, and Jessica Francis of Wellfleet, MA, cousins Nancy, Susie, Billy, and Adam Blake of Reston, VA, and a long time good friend and business associate John Vincent of Eastham, MA. He is also survived by his beloved Bassett Hound, Thelma. Ricky loved life and all that Wellfleet and the Cape had to offer. He enjoyed going out in the boat to Billingsgate Island and to Jeremy Point or just hanging out at the beach house in the old days. He loved the Wellfleet Drive In/Cinema/Flea Market, and all of the bassett hounds he had over his lifetime. Ricky had a kind heart and was a special individual. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. His Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, Main Street, Wellfleet, MA. Burial will be held at a later date. For online condolences, please visit


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Larry & Gladys Rose

January 11, 2013

Rest in peace, Ricky, heaven will be a brighter place with you in it.

January 8, 2013

Rest In Peace, Ricky. I have lost a great co-worker and a good friend. Always liked spending time with you at the snack bar on those hazy hot and humid days......

Charles L Gelmini, Jr.
aka "Chip Gelmini"
Projectionist 19896 - 1989

January 7, 2013

You were a very special person. Always willing to help us and always up
to participate in the BEYLE MILE antics during the Flea Market Seasons.
We will miss you. Noel & Sue Beyle

Chuck Smith

January 6, 2013

Our mom's were long time friends and so were we. Thanks for the fun times and laughs we had as kids. Remember our antics with firecrackers on your mom's deck!!?? Good times indeed! Go in peace Ricky and keep the light on.

Paulette Abdow of Knead a Massage

January 6, 2013

Ricky & his mother Eleanor loved getting their weekly massages at home and at the Flea Market. They knew how to pamper themselves.
We will miss you at the Flea Market.

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

January 5, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.