Richard L. Holden, 74

CASCO — Richard Littleton Holden, 74, of Casco, died on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Bridgton Hospital.

He was born on July 22, 1939, in Hartford, Conn., the son of the late Theodore and Katherine (Sugrue) Holden, and lived in New England all his life.

He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., in 1962 and was employed at United Technologies Research Laboratories in East Hartford, Conn., for several years before founding a microwave communication business, Spectrum Communications, in Glastonbury, Conn., in 1973.

He is survived by a brother, Carroll (Joe) Holden of Bolton, Conn.; a sister, Katherine (Holden) Sama of Casco; two former wives, Elizabeth (Naylor) Holden of West Hartford, Conn. and LorrahJean Holden of Harwich, Mass.; three sons, James Holden of Raymond, Scott Holden of San Francisco, Calif., and Justin Holden of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; two daughters, Deborah Holden of West Hartford, Conn. and Alexandra Holden of Boston, Mass.; a grandson and many nieces.

Calling hours were on Monday, May 4, at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. A celebration of life was held Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home followed by a reception at Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Road, Casco. The family held a private graveside service following the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Casco Village Church Food Pantry.

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