Woodstock Valley – Richard Block, 75, passed away suddenly August 16, 2021 following an accident, in University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his loving wife Gloria (DeMeo) Block of 44 years, his children Nicole Block of Woodstock Valley, CT and son Garrett Block, and his partner Joey Patterson of New York City, as well as his niece Lori Michaud. Born in Malden, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late George and Beatrice (Glodblatt) Block, and predeceased by his brother, Steven Block.
Mr. Block was most recently employed at Desco in Ellington where he made many friends who looked up to him for finishing advice. He also worked for Brunahan’s in Woodstock, and several other high end furniture/industrial finishing companies as lead finisher. He was an expert in the field of antique furniture restoration and architectural finishing. He was know well throughout New England for his perfection of the craft. Prior to moving to Woodstock Valley, CT, he owned and operated his own business for many year in MA.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Richard’s family from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 22, 2021, in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam, CT. A private cremation will take place the following week for immediate family only. The family will hold a memorial service in Richard’s honor at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations In Richard’s name may be made to The American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241, or to the family at mealtrain.com “Meal Train for Block Family.” The organizer, Sarah Fitton-Gorgone, may be contacted via the site or her facebook page.
For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com