Haverhill Fire Chief Richard's Story

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HAVERHILL: Haverhill Fire Chief Richard B. Borden, 56, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his Haverhill home.

He was born on July 12, 1958 in Bath, Maine, son of Retired Haverhill Fire Chief Richard H. Borden and the late Virginia (Klimavich) Borden.

He leaves behind his wife, Deborah (Griffin) Borden, his father, Retired Haverhill Fire Chief Richard H. Borden and his wife, Pamela; a son, Haverhill Firefighter Justin K. Borden and his wife, Jessica, two daughters, Michelle Borden, Angela Borden; a stepson, Sam Griffin, three grandchildren, Elizabeth P. Borden, James K. Borden and Evie M. Estabrook; a brother, James M. Borden, and dearest friends, Brian Simpson and Betsy Gertz.

Rick was predeceased by his mother, Virginia (Klimavich) Borden and his brother, Steven Borden.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours on Thursday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. A Firefighter walk through will be held at 3:15 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in the Technology Building at Northern Essex Community College. Burial will be in the Lithuanian Cemetery, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to NEHSA, Team River Runner, P.O. Box 2135, Newbury, NH, 03225 which promotes injured veteran’s being involved in outdoor activities. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  May 21, 2015
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