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Richard R. Kezima

Kezima, Richard R., of Bedford, passed away peacefully in his home on March 13th. Son of the late Robert Kezima and Sylvia (DiPerna) Kezima, brother of the late Roberta (Kezima) DeFeo. Survived by his son Eric and his wife Kim of Bedford and Bryan and his wife Jenn of Dracut and his beloved grandchildren; Alyssia, Mia, Stephanie, TJ and Adriana. Uncle of Keith Coburn of Arlington and Sylvia (Coburn) Stevens and her husband Brook and great uncle of Robert and Kaid of Arlington. Also survived by many loving cousins, extended family, and dear friends. Richard was a resident of Arlington in his youth, graduating from Arlington High School in 1964. He settled in Lexington in the early 70s where he raised his family, before moving to Bedford in 2010 where he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Sports was a major passion of Rick's. He began playing baseball as a child in Arlington and continued playing baseball and hockey and coaching well into adulthood.

He went on to become a beloved coach for many years in various youth leagues throughout Lexington. He had an impact on so many young athletes throughout the years in the Lexington Bedford area. His sports memorabilia collection was legendary and is remembered fondly by all who were lucky enough to spend time at Rowdy Rick's Bar. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Monday from 9:00 - 11:00 am and to a funeral home service at 11:00 am. Burial to follow in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Richard to: The Jimmy Fund at Please visit to view an online guestbook.

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