Richard “Chester” Holleran

Richard T. “Chester” Holleran, 59, of Londonderry died March 31, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

He was born June 2, 1955, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a son of Thomas R. and Laura (Wood) Holleran.

He was raised and educated in Newington, Conn., and was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport, and was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport.

He was a software engineer with Gerber Scientific Corporation for many years, prior to working for AGFA Corporation, where he retired as Vice President of Software Engineering.

He enjoyed model trains, ship cruising and wrote a book about his adventures in cruising called “What time is the Midnight Buffet?” He was also active with his wife in breeding and raising champion Chinook show dogs, one of which, “Birr,” won “Best of Breed” at the 2014 Westminster Dog Show.

Survivors include his parents of Newington, Conn.; his wife of 37 years, Kristine (Welsh) Holleran of Londonderry; two sons, Ryan Holleran and his wife, Megan, of Chester, and Wells Holleran of Londonderry; two grandchildren, Aesa and Mac Holleran of Chester; a sister and her husband, Kerry and John Gleason of Warwick, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held by the family at a later date. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Londonderry are assisting the family. To send a condolence, or for more information, visit To make a memorial donation in his honor, visit

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