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Richard C. Tremblay

Posted By Nicole Orellana On June 22, 2022 @ 10:56 am In Obituaries | 15 Comments

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Putnam – Richard Tremblay, 75, of Putnam, CT passed at home from natural causes Sunday, June 19, 2022. Richard was born in 1947, in Ware, MA. He was the son of the late Edmond Joseph Tremblay and Marguerite Marie (Desaulniers) Tremblay. He was predeceased by his sister Dianne Louise Richard (Tremblay) and her husband William Richard. Richard was a graduate of Putnam High School and Ellis Technical School for his electrical training. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970 and was a self-employed E-1 electrical contractor for over 35 years. Richard was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Richard is survived by his dearest wife of over 51 years, Dianne. He is also survived by his daughters, Christine Parente and her husband Lee and Cheryl Passeri and her husband Mark. Richard is survived by his grandchildren Olivia, Lauren and Nicholas Parente and Ryan and Juliet Burdick. Richard and Dianne enjoyed traveling the world and the United States, including many of the National Parks, his favorite was Waimea Canyon State Park in Hawaii. He equally enjoyed impromptu driving trips with Dianne to “nowhere”. Richard enjoyed fresh and saltwater fly fishing, hunting, metal detecting, prospecting for gold (he even found some), trap & skeet shooting, extreme camping in northern Canada, award-winning photography, photo shop projects and dollar-bill origami that he adored giving to wait staff, strangers and children wherever he went. One of his greatest joys was playing Santa for over 40 years for the St. Onge, Champany and Abt families and the St. Mary’s pre-school children. Richard was a member of the V.F.W. Putnam Post 1523, The Backsliders, Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers (RISA), CONN/RI Coastal Fly Fishers, Pomfret Rod & Gun Club, Disabled American Veterans and the NRA and was a volunteer for Project Healing Waters in South Florida.  He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 13.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Richard’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. On Friday, July 1, 2022, a gathering will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam, at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Mayotte-Viens American Legion Post #13, PO Box 123, Putnam, CT 06260 or The Marine Toys for Tots
Program www.toysfortots.org.

Condolences for the family of “Richard C. Tremblay”

Condolence from Stacia J Markowitz on June 22nd, 2022 12:06 pm

My sincerest condolences to his family. Richard was one of the nicest people I was privileged know. From early school to adult citizen he was always an exemplary man.

Condolence from Greg Dunn on June 22nd, 2022 1:17 pm

My sincerest condolences and sadness. He was a great friend and will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Janine and Greg Dunn on June 22nd, 2022 1:18 pm

We are so sad about Dick’s passing. He was such a great friend and wonderful fishing buddy to Greg. They had so much fun with the Backsliders. He will be missed. Our condolences to Dianne and his entire family.

Condolence from Linda Colangelo & Laura Crosetti on June 22nd, 2022 2:28 pm

How our hearts break over the loss of this gentle giant of a man, our lovely neighbor, proud patriot, storyteller, and cherished friend. We will treasure the memories we have of spending time together every Halloween, seeing him at military events, and those years spent prepping the grounds for the Woodstock Fair. In this short stretch of road shared, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to know him and celebrate him. Rest in peace, dear Richard, knowing you have left a legacy of love, service, and extraordinary kindness. Deepest condolences to his beloved Dianne and beautiful family. – Linda & Laura

Condolence from Enzo & Donna on June 22nd, 2022 2:59 pm

Peace be with you, dearest friend. Always in our hearts.
Soar to heaven, pain free & strong.
Prayers and comfort, to you, Dianne, & family.

Condolence from Lea Herrick on June 22nd, 2022 3:32 pm

My deepest condolences in your loss. I knew Richard thru our early years in 4 H and for some reason I think we worked together at Day Kimball Hospital. I thought he was a respiratory therapist??? Just a great man. Also fond memories of his sister.
May you be blessed with peace and acceptance during the days ahead and I keep you in thought and prayers

Condolence from Mike & Donna Faucher on June 22nd, 2022 4:16 pm

Dianne, Family & Friends,
Dick was a great man who will be sorely miss by all.
Our most sincere condolences for your loss.
Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

Condolence from Linda Lemmon on June 22nd, 2022 7:23 pm

Dianne and family: I felt crushed when I saw this. He was the definition of patriot. A great neighbor and photographer. He was “good people” — so rare these days. I think it fitting that the last time I saw him he was giving a powerful, heartfelt and inspiring speech at the recent Memorial Day program in Rotary Park.

Condolence from Lorraine Bazinet on June 22nd, 2022 9:22 pm

Dear Dianne and family. My condolences on the passing of Dick. Have a lot of great memories and laughs with both of you. You now have your special angel watching over your family.

Condolence from Meg Burdick on June 23rd, 2022 6:57 am

My heartfelt condolences to you and your children and grandchildren. I remember with joy the many occasions that brought our families together. Dick was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Anne on June 24th, 2022 12:20 pm

Much peace to the whole family and friends .Went to school with some of the Trembly kids.

Condolence from JoAnne Passeri on June 24th, 2022 5:08 pm

Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of each and everyone of you and wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead. My sincere condolences.

Condolence from Donald and Kathleen Moffat on June 27th, 2022 11:06 am

Diane and family – Heartfelt condolences to you and his dear family, He is my metal detector mentor when on the FL beaches and playgrounds. We enjoyed this hobby with each other and loved having a grape soda . A true hearted and giving man to us and brought smiles to strangers sharing his $1 origami gifts. A talented and dedicated man in many aspects of his life. He will be greatly missed by us.

Condolence from PJ Smutnick on June 27th, 2022 6:54 pm


My condolences to you and your family. I had the pleasure of working with Dick back in the early 80’s. He was a great boss and friend.

Condolence from Johnny and Elaine Guillot on June 27th, 2022 6:56 pm

My wife and I will miss Dick, my comrade in arms and fellow Marine very much. Especially on Veteran’s Day at The Crossings.
Our love, hugs, and prayers go out to you Dianne and your family.

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