Condolence & Memory Journal

I first met Richie in 1973 at the MDC. I was assigned to his crew. He was good friends with my cousin Fred DiNardi. Richie took me under his wing and showed me how to do the job on the road crews. He was a good person and treated everybody the same. Always joking and laughing.

Rest in Peace Richie!

John DiNardi

Posted by John DiNardi - Newington, CT   February 09, 2018

Jo-Ann so sorry to hear about the passing of Richard my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rest in Peach Richard

Posted by Murielle Roy - New Britain CT   February 09, 2018

Although John and I can't be there, we grieve with you in spirit.
With love & sympathy,
Ann & John Quinn

Posted by Ann Quinn - Westerly, RI   February 08, 2018

Richie was a great co-worker , loyal friend
and loyal Union member at the Metropolitan
District . Rare in today's working world .
Rest in peace brother . Semper Fi .

Posted by A friend   February 08, 2018

Our deepest condolences on your loss. The D’Esopo Family.

Posted by D'Esopo Funeral Chapel - Wethersfield, CT   February 08, 2018

Joann, I'm so sorry for your loss. The little time I spent with Richard at the Hospital was enough to know his personality. He was kind funny and loved his Friendly's shakes and ice cream. We were all sad and devastated about Richard. May God bless you and keep you strong.... Love Yashara (PCA)

Posted by Yashara Serrano - Manchester, CT - friend   February 07, 2018


Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband . May he Rest In Peace.
Much sympathy, Barbara & Bob Frazier from Rockledge, Florida

Posted by A friend   February 07, 2018

Joann our hearts are sadden for your loss. Rich has been a good friend for many years. He will always be remembered for his friendship and kindness.

With heartfelt sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Rich & Luisa

Posted by Rich & Luia Grogan - Old Lyme, CT   February 07, 2018

The Avalon Kids are so going to miss Rich. He was so kind and always brought a ray of sunshine and his mandatory fist bumps for every child that crossed his path.

We are so sorry for your loss.

The Carson Family

Posted by Marjorie Carson - Wethersfield, CT   February 06, 2018

Posted by Marjorie Carson    February 06, 2018

We were lucky enough to have Mr. Rich as our crossing guard on Avalon. Each one of my five kids would give him a fist bump as they crossed the street, even the little guys still in the stroller. They still talk about the Hershey bars treats they got for Halloween and the candy cane Christmases. Our thoughts are with his family... he will truly be missed by many.

Posted by A friend   February 06, 2018

Jo-Ann - My heart aches for your sadness. May you find some measure of comfort in knowing you made Rich's life complete. The road will be long, but your memories will ease the way. God Bless.

Posted by Kris Bowsza - Broad Brook, CT   February 06, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Daisy Chavez - Bloomfield, CT - friend   February 06, 2018

So sorry about Richard, I know how much you loved each other. I have such good memories of our times away each year in Newport, Maine, and all the trips we took and all the laughs we had. His contagious smile. My heart breaks for you Jo-Ann but your memories will keep you warm and strong.
Love Jan

Posted by Jan Girandola - Tolland, CT   February 06, 2018

My favorite customer ever. That's the great part of my job, I get to meet great people like Richard. Always calling me smiley. You will never be forgotten.

Posted by Deanna Drakopoulos - New Britain, CT   February 06, 2018