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Arthur G. "Artie" Richards

June 12, 1926 August 15, 2016
Arthur G. "Artie" Richards
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Arthur G. Richards, 90, of Willimantic, CT, beloved husband of the late Marion (Buscemi) Richards, passed away at Windham Hospital surrounded by his three daughters on August 15, 2016. He was born June 12, 1926 in Willimantic the son of Glen and Laura (Brousseau) Richards. “Artie” was a U.S. Navy veteran of both World War 2 and the Korean War. He was a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 19 from 1972 to 1973. He loved spending time with his family, was a boxing enthusiast and enjoyed playing pool and fishing. He is survived by three daughters: Diane Baricak and her husband Ted “Jed”, Debby Perugini and her husband Patrick and Wendy Karapata and her husband John. He also leaves two grandsons, Nicholas and Alexander Perugini. Also surviving is his sister Virginia Jodoin and several nieces and nephews. The family extends special thanks to the St. Joseph Living Center Staff and the Windham Hospital Staff. His Graveside Service will be held Friday, 8/26/2016, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Cemetery, Club Rd. Windham. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076.
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