Putnam – Richard “Dick” Magnan, 80, of David Circle, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Matulaitis Nursing Home, after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Priscilla (Coderre) Magnan, and a lifelong resident of Putnam. Dick was born on June 3, 1938, and was the son of the late Henry Magnan and Beatrice (Robitaille) Gay. Dick was a graduate of the Woodstock Academy.
Richard was a “Master” collector and builder of LEGO’s and 3D puzzles. He also enjoyed dollar bill origami. He loved watching the UConn women play, and was a NY Giants fan, begrudgingly to his family.
Richard worked at Bud’s Garage and Church St. Texaco. He was also a maintenance man at the Putnam Housing Authority, and his last job prior to retirement was at Putnam Elementary School as a custodian. He had been Retired for 18 years and enjoyed his daily trips to the coffee shop to catch up with his guys.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 54 years, Priscilla (Coderre); his son, Michael and his fiancée, Kerry Stockwell; his daughter, Sharon Tyrrell and son in law Brandon; grandchildren, Alexis and Taylar and a great grandson, Asher. He was predeceased by his stepfather, George Gay and his brother, Raymond Magnan.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, February 14, 2019, in St. Mary Church of the Visitation Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Rd., Putnam, CT 06260 or the DKH Wound Care Clinic, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.