Richard Formica

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“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...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: John DiNardi - Newington, CT

“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 ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Murielle Roy - New Britain CT

“Although John and I can't be there, we grieve with you in spirit.With love & sympathy,Ann & John Quinn ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Quinn - Westerly, RI

“Richie was a great co-worker , loyal friend and loyal Union member at the MetropolitanDistrict . Rare in today's working world . Rest in peace...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest condolences on your loss. The D’Esopo Family. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: D'Esopo Funeral Chapel - CT

“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...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Yashara Serrano - Manchester, CT

“JoanneSorry to hear about the loss of your husband . May he Rest In Peace. Much sympathy, Barbara & Bob Frazier from Rockledge, Florida ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“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....Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Rich & Luia Grogan - Old Lyme, CT

“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...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Marjorie Carson - Wethersfield, CT

National Walk to School Day 2015.  Rich loved these days because he got to see and say hi to all the kids in the neighborhood!
10 of 15 | Posted by: Marjorie Carson

“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...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kris Bowsza - Broad Brook, CT

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Daisy Chavez - Bloomfield, CT

“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...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jan Girandola - Tolland, CT

“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...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Deanna Drakopoulos - New Britain, CT


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Richard was born on July 1, 1942 and passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018.

Richard was a resident of Wethersfield, Connecticut at the time of passing.

Funeral services will begin on Saturday (February 10) at 9 a.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Military honors will take place promptly at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford. Burial will be private. To share a memory of Richard with his family, please visit www.desopo.com First Visitation FEB 9. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM D'Esopo Funeral Chapel 277 Folly Brook Blvd Wethersfield, CT, US, 06109 FEB 10. 11:00 AM St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church 285 Church St. Hartford, CT, US.

Donations in Richard's memory may be made to Cat Tales, P.O. Box 901, Middletown, CT 06457 or the Hardware City Detachment-Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 788, New Britain, CT 06050.

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