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Richard “Rick” Healy

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Richard “Rick” Healy on December 6 from a sudden heart attack.  He was 51.

Rick was born in 1964 in Long Island, New York.

Rick began his career at WHOI in 1995 as an Information Systems Associate I in the MC&G Department.  In 1999, he transferred to the G&G Department/NOSAMS Facility and was promoted to Info Systems Associate II.  In 2003, he was promoted to Info Systems Associate III.  He left WHOI in 2010.

At the time of his death, Rick worked as a senior software engineer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Among his many interests were sailing, painting, drawing, kayaking, and guitar.

He was the beloved husband of Christine Healy, loving father of Julian Healy, stepfather to Andrew and Zachary Benedict, and cherished son of Marilyn Healy. He was the loving brother of James, Michael (Sue), and Tom (Erin). He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Richard Joseph Healy.

Services were held at Lasting Tributes on 815 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, Md., on December 9th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cape Conservation Corps at

Richard "Rick" Healy