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Tyler James O'Leary Richenburg

May 3, 1997 ~ October 19, 2019 (age 22)

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Tyler James O’Leary Richenburg, 22, of Salisbury died unexpectedly October 19, 2019 from a motor vehicle accident. He was born May 3, 1997 in Newburyport, the beloved son of Casey Richenburg of Salisbury, MA and Kelly O’Leary of Groveland. Tyler leaves three cherished younger siblings Taryn, Robbie and Ryan Richenburg     

Tyler attended Salisbury public schools and was a 2015 graduate of St. John’s Prep in Danvers. At the time of his passing Tyler was proudly working at Pettengill Farm, a family farm for generations.

Tyler leaves behind his much-loved paternal grandparents Henry and Jan Richenburg; and his maternal grandmothers Gretchen Stone and Joan O’Leary. Tyler was predeceased by his beloved grandfather, the late Robert W. O’Leary. In addition Tyler left many adoring aunts and uncles; Kerin and Alan Cseresznyak; Kristin and Richard Cunningham; Shannon and Mike Sperlinga; Deryk and Christine Richenburg; Liana and Justin Webb; great aunt, Gail Kelleher, and great uncle, Wesley Pettengill, and godparents Robert and Carrie Hayes. Tyler was a kind and admired cousin to Delaney Duckworth; Cooper, Kevin, and Camden Cunningham; Leo, Max, and Teddy Sperlinga; Samuel and Eli Richenburg and Madeline and Anna Webb.

Tyler loved spending time on the family farm as well as at their home on John’s Pond in Mashpee, where he made beautiful memories that the family will cherish. Tyler was extremely proud of being a Founding Father of the UCONN Chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Tyler loved playing and watching sports.  He was a fantastic athlete and spent many hours watching our local sports team. Most importantly, Tyler had a deep love for his immediate, extended family and his many many friends.  Tyler taught us not to be afraid, how to hug and to always say “I LOVE YOU”! Tyler will be missed greatly, loved and remembered always.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 24 from 4-8 at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport, MA. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. Tyler’s funeral service will be at the Hope Community Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport, on Friday, October 25 at 2:00. Burial will be private at a later date. All are welcome to remember and celebrate Tyler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tyler’s name to the Pettengill House, 21 Water St., Suite 4A, Amesbury, MA 01913.

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Calling Hours
October 24, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Twomey-LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home
193 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Funeral Service
October 25, 2019

2:00 PM
Hope Church
11 Hale Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Private burial.

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