Richard Leo, 45, Owned Leo Builders and Sons

richard_leoRichard "Slick Rick" Leo, 45, of Haverhill, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 15,at Holy Family Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Leo was born Jan. 14, 1972, to the late Anthony and Edna (Hicks) Leo of Haverhill. He was a lifelong resident of the city. He graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1990. Following his graduation, he was employed by the Carpenters Union local 111 and later went on to own his own construction company, Leo Builders and Sons. In addition to his construction career, he was passionate about wildlife and animals as he volunteered to rebuild the Eagle House of the Maine Wildlife Sanctuary. He also volunteered for Project Pawsitive, an organization that renovates animal shelters. Leo also enjoyed motocross, cars, kayaking and playing guitar.

Leo is survived by his children Brittny McIntire and husband Clifton of Haverhill, Anthony Leo, Michael Leo, Samuel Leo and their mother and longtime companion Vicky Ricart of Derry, N.H.; siblings Curt Leo, Tony Leo, John McManus and wife Kathleen and Judy Leo; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial takes place Wednesday, Feb. 22, in St. John the Baptist Church, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are Tuesday at Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St., Haverhill from 4 to 8 p.m.