Richard Anthony Kiley

  • Born: August 5, 1946
  • Died: July 20, 2020
  • Location: Auburn, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend

Richard A. Kiley, 73, a longtime resident of Auburn died at the Elliot Hospital on Monday, July 20, 2020. He was the beloved husband of almost fifty-two years to Marjorie "Marj" (Haley) Kiley.

Richard was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 5, 1946 and was the son of the late Elmer J. and Lucy (Bibbo) Kiley. He graduated from Ashland High School in Massachusetts and after graduation he entered the Army National Guard and served for eight years.

He was employed as a Cable Splicer for Verizon for thirty-one years and as an Usher at the SNHU Arena for many years. He also was with the Auburn Fire Department for 15 plus years and was a member of the American Legion in Londonderry.

Richard liked to paint scenes on rocks and wood and watching old war movies, John Wayne and comedy, including the Big Bang Theory. Above all he loved spending his summers in Freedom at the Bluffs of Danforth Bay Camping and RV Resort in his camper that he nicknamed the "Mansion". He was so well known at the Bluffs that he was called "The Mayor".

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Jennifer Quilty and her husband, Thomas of Bellingham, MA, Jonathan Kiley and his wife, Jennifer of Temple and Julianne Kiley of Hooksett; eight grandchildren, Caleb, James, Ayden, Kaylin, Evan, Hayleigh, Amber and Ellie; one brother, Paul Kiley and his wife, Cam of Hudson, MA; two sisters, Judith Belcher and her husband, Alan of Milford, MA and Luanne Kiley and her husband, Doug Barney of South Yarmouth, MA and many other loved family members and friends. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Jill Kiley unexpectedly last year and his brother, Stephen Kiley.

ARRANGEMENTS: A gathering for Richard will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:00PM– 3:00PM at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester. Please do not send flowers per the request of the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal


It's all been said here by family and friends. Dick was a great man. "Any man who is good by heart is a great man." He had a heart of gold for everyone.

Posted by N P - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   December 25, 2020

To the Kiley family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. I offer you my deepest condolences and sympathy's. Mr. Kiley was an earth angel. He was very kind to me. He allowed me to enjoy many good times fishing in his crawdad jon boat out back at Calef Pond. He also did his best to guide me in my journey of life.

Posted by Daryl Vincent - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 21, 2020


My heart goes out to the entire family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Marji girl, I hope your memories will bring you comfort until you meet again. I am always just a phone call away.

Posted by JENNIFER MESKELL - MERRIMACK, NH - Friend   August 12, 2020


My deepest sympathy to the family. Just as when Jill passed, a raven showed up at my house after Dick passed. His spirit saying goodbye. I miss his smile and his jokes. Rest easy and pain-free my friend♥

Posted by Holly Young - Sanbornton, NH - Friend   August 05, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Dick. You will be greatly missed. Sending love and prayers to the whole family through these tough times.

Posted by Tyson debrito - framingham, MA - Family   July 29, 2020

I am so glad I was able to have spent the time I did with him and wish it could have been more.. Rest in Peace my Uncle.

Posted by Jeff Belcher - Ashland, MA - Family   July 29, 2020

Dick took me under his wing and taught me most of what I became as an underground tech in the phone company. I will always be grateful to him and truly enjoyed being his partner. Rest in peace Brother!

Posted by Rick Sweeney - Weare, NH - Coworker   July 29, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. Dick was a kind, friendly, gentle man. May your memories comfort you and may he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Jeff and Lisa MacDowell - Deering, NH - Coworker   July 27, 2020

what an incredible man! I will miss his smile, laugh and genuine kindness. I am so sorry for your loss! I will keep his memory close to my heart! dara

Posted by A friend   July 27, 2020

So very sorry Marj and the family. My father cherished every moment he worked with Dick over the years at the phone company. They were great friends and my father loved him like a brother. I remember him as such a funny man. I can see them now joking about the good old days. Love and prayers to you all. Eric Hornung

Posted by Eric ornung - Loudon, NH - Family Friend   July 26, 2020

Mr. Kiley, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   July 26, 2020

Marj, Jen and the entire Kiley family, I was sadden to read of Dick's passing. I remember fondly his great sense of humor dating back to the days when Jen played hoop for AVS. Our great conversations of strategy on how to win, " go get "em and a wink". His humor is his legacy, Rest in peace Dick.

Posted by Patty McGrath Stanton - Auburn, NH - Acquaintance   July 26, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kiley family. Dick Kiley will be missed dearly by all those that knew him. We worked together for over twenty years, and he was a loyal, giving friend. We all will miss Dick's kindness, his willingness to always help, and how much he loved his family. We all have lost a special, dear friend.
Blessings and Peace

Posted by Dan Brady - Friend   July 26, 2020


It was truly a pleasure working as a partner and friend at Verizon. Our deepest sympathy's to the Kiley family. Dick will be missed by all of us.

Posted by John Anthony - Hooksett, NH - Friend   July 25, 2020

Dick was a funny man! I remember the days hanging out with his late Daughter Jill & he would always mess with me. One time I don't know how it started but I believe it had something to do with Jill's love for Zombies & him acting like one so he bit my arm! In a joking manner of course! Ever since then whenever I'd see him he'd always play threaten to bite me! I'd play along too! NOOO! Don't bite me! & We'd laugh. I'm sure there are many more stories but I shared my favorite. Sending my condolences to his Family & Friends. Much Love to you all & Rest Well Sir!

Posted by Heidi (Pineapple) Lewis French - Belleville, Ontario, Canada, NH - Family Friend   July 24, 2020

I love you dad, and will miss you. I promise to carry on everything i learned from you.

Posted by Jonathan Kiley - Temple, NH - Son   July 24, 2020

I am so lucky to have some of your beautiful paintings. I will never forget your kindness and thoughtfulness. You never had a bad word to say about anyone. You will be missed my friend❤

Posted by Barbara Preston - Stratham, NH   July 24, 2020

Such a sweet man. I loved working with him at the Arena cuz he always had a smile to greet you with. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Dick. Gail

Posted by Gail Columb - Manchester, NH - Coworker   July 24, 2020


May you rest in peace, I will miss you & your hugs. Prayers to your family, may they find comfort in your strength and compassion you extended during your presence with us all.

Posted by Denise Bergeron - manchester, NH - Friend   July 24, 2020

Marg and Family,

I am so saddened to hear of Dick's passing. I will remember him fondly from the arena helping me learn how to direct people to their seats from the 101 platform. He was always so friendly, AND always had a smile on his face. I will truly miss him. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts as you travel the road of grief and healing.

Posted by Celeste Blais - Manchester, NH - Coworker   July 24, 2020

Family Album

Community Photos

With daughter Jennifer 1971 (Full Beard)
With daughter Jennifer 1972 a few months later, without beard. Got pulled too much by baby hands!
Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul. He was a lover of motorcycles. Cool cat!
Being silly as usual. He was good at it.

Community Photos

Dancing with his brother Paul. He loved to have fun.
At Newfound Lake with grandson Caleb in 2002.
Down by the lake (on the shoreline) in his backyard. One of his favorite places to walk w/family.
Dad always made sure you knew he was there
I love you dad, and will miss you. I promise to carry on everything i learned from you.
We used to have some good times fishing on the lake down back.