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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Ricky Mardin

1985 - 2021

Lunenburg

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Ricky, 36, of Lunenburg died February 16, 2021 at Loch Lomond in North Concord, unexpectedly but peacefully.  Ricky was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on January 16, 1985 to Ricky and Carolyn (Egnew) Mardin.

Ricky grew up in Littleton, NH, moving to Lunenburg with his family where he remained.  He was a guy with a big heart, loved sitting around with his family listening to music and playing cards.  A huge movie buff, Ricky grew quite the collection of VHS tapes over the...

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Brandon Christensen

February 20, 2021 10:27 AM

There has always been large spans of time between my visits with Ricky. From being kids where my mother would determine when I was there to when I got my license and wanted to visit on my own, to recently staying with him in a time of need. The gaps of time between visits were so lengthy that his transition in personality from when we were kids into adulthood was sudden and extreme to me. He was almost unrecognizable and the memories of us when we were kids seemed to have faded over time and were no longer shared by both of us. It was a little scary for me and seemed unreal but none the less he was still genuine at heart and that smile, loyalty and warmth was still there. It was comforting that the true essence of him will always be there. 
I might have him all wrong because I didnt know him very well since we turned into adults but this is what it was to me.

My time as a kid at their house in Littleton are some very good memories of mine. I don't remember a whole lot about my childhood but these memories will carry with me to my own final moments in life. 
My time there was mostly with Ricky as we were the same age, went to the same school and were in the same grade. We did pretty much everything together. Ricky was a mischief maker and pot stirrer, which was awesome because every day was different and full of fun. He was incredibly loyal and was ALWAYS there to defend me in and out of school. He slugged a classmate in the face because the kid was bullying me, something that I would have never had the courage to do when we were that age. It was awesome, Ricky really let the kid have it. I remember it clearly, it was the first and only time someone stuck up for me in that manner with NOTHING to be expected back. With nothing to personally gain from it, he would fiercely defend me even if it got him in trouble. 
He would lead the charge when it came to thinking of stuff for us to do when we were together. Sometimes those things were lessons on what NOT to do but it was always a blast! Wondering what adventure he would get us into next was something I looked forward to doing in between visits at their house. Many stories and memories would be inappropriate to share here but some were pretty crazy!
I miss him and that time in my life. I truly do. Being older and quieter makes me cherish those chaotic times now more then ever.

Ricky genuinely loved his family.
I remember his respect for his father. Especially when we did something stupid, which we did plenty of. 
I remember his happiness with his mother even though my memories with him and her are only a sprinkled handful. That beaming smile though when him and his mom were sharing happiness with each other. It was infectious. I am sure he is with her right now.

The freedom that was given to him that allowed him to learn things on his own (with me included) is something I think we all should allow a little more of with our kids. Making these memories were most of the fun but thinking about them is fun as well! I am truly thankful to have them.

Not really knowing my deceased father (Ricky's Uncle) there are times that stand out. My fathers picture would hang on the wall in their kitchen and I would take the time to look at it every time I was there. Ricky would tell me stories and tidbits about my father that he has overheard over the years from his dad. They were sobering moments that had my attention, ones that took me from whatever we were doing into a moment of silence and sincerity when Uncle Rick would talk about my father. You could feel the sadness and fondness of his memories through him. He was loved and that gives me some closure.

I will do the same for Ricky.

Michael

February 20, 2021 2:02 AM

I knew Ricky in the final months of his life. To say he lived comfortably, and peacefully would be a lie. He fought  personal demons day in and day out, always trying to keep his head above water but only treading. He was an incredibly pained individual, and I'm glad he has finally found his inner peace. In his final months, even with reality slowly became a faint concept to him, Ricky soldiered on with his trademark infectious smile and laugh. Ricky always had the best laugh too, the kind of deep, guttural belly laugh that really let ya know when something was funny. That laugh was always a welcome noise when echoed around the house. 

I'll miss Ricky more than he could ever know. He deserved better than what life had given him. I'm so incredibly sorry I couldn't help you further Ricky. 

Ryelee

February 19, 2021 7:34 PM

Ricky was a sweet dear friend I could never have a bad day with that big teddy bear around he always made me laugh I could not have a bad day with that boy around he was more than a friend he was like my brother who would always sit around the table with me in the morning we'd have coffee and I'd always have my cell phone come on Rye play Rush if it weren't Rush it was Riandy Travis and he'd wait for his dad to come downstairs and come on dad sing I have had many good times with Ricky and Rick and in my heart you will always stay Ricky I'm going to miss you an that laugh an smile  big Love brother rest easy bud I love you 

Uncle Russ

February 19, 2021 3:29 PM

Ricky always had a smile that made everyone he met see just how much he enjoyed life.

Bonnie

February 19, 2021 2:11 PM

Ricky and I had "pet names" for each other. Be happy in heaven my "Icky Ricky". Love and miss you bunches.

"Bonnie Bonfire"

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