Richard Holden Southbury CT, Obstetrician-gynecologist in Waterbury died at 71

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Richard Holden Death – Dr. Richard C. Holden, an Obstetrician-gynecologist in Waterbury sadly passed away in New Haven, Connecticut. According to an announcement by the family, he died on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at the age of 71. He was announced dead by Associated Women’s Health Specialists, P.C. in a social media publication that read “We are saddened to share the passing of Dr. Richard Holden on December 12, 2023 after a brief illness.”

Who was Richard Holden?

Dr. Richard Capel Holden was born on March 7, 1952, in London, England, to the late Patrick Cornish Holden and Jean Fisher Holden. When he was a young boy, his family moved to the United States, and he attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, before completing his undergraduate studies at Yale University. Richard finished his medical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital after earning his degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he was also honored with the Peter T. Kilgour Prize.

Richard began working as a partner obstetrician and gynecologist at Associated Women’s Health Specialists, P.C. in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1982. He spent 38 years there. Richard, who had lived in Southbury, Connecticut for a long period, and his wife Cyndie had lately retired to East Wallingford, Vermont. Richard loved music just as much as he loved his job, and he instilled this passion in each of his three children.

About Richard Holden

Throughout his life, he sung in numerous choruses, such as the Yale Glee Club & Alumni Chorus, the Waterbury Chorale, the Yale Alley Cats, and the church choirs at Grace Church Rutland and UCC Southbury. Richard and Cyndie, who have always loved gardening, took great delight in creating lovely flower gardens around their homes. They recently finished the UVM Master Gardener program and actively participated in the restoration of Wallingford House’s The Boy and the Boot garden.

One of their initiatives for community outreach was Rutland’s Companions in Wholeness program. Richard loved to travel with his wife and family, but he was also an avid skier and food and wine connoisseur. Richard’s passion to travel was unending, as seen by his ascent of Machu Picchu, his swimming in the hot springs of the Arenal Volcano, his fishing in the Sea of Galilee, and his exploration of South Africa’s safaris.

Richard Holden’s obituary and funeral arrangements

A celebration of his life will be held at the United Church of Christ in Southbury, CT on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11:00AM, followed by a reception at the church. The family will also conduct a special burial ceremony this spring, in Ludlow, VT, at a date to be determined.

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