Grosvenordale, CT – Robert E. “Pops” Rickaby, Sr., 76, of Marshall St. died peacefully Friday, February 13, 2015 surrounded by his loving family in . He was the loving husband of Elaine Faye (Foux) Rickaby for 56 years. Born in Pittston, PA, he was the son of the late John and Lenora (Borer) Rickaby.
Mr. Rickaby worked as a welder for the former Leslie & Elliot Company. He served as an Army Ranger in the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 67. He enjoyed fishing & playing pool.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by three sons, Tom (Joyce) Rickaby of N. Brookfield, MA, Robert (Michelle) Rickaby, Jr. of N. Grosvenordale, CT, Joseph (Tina) Rickaby of N. Grosvenordale, CT; three daughters, Amanda (Rocky) Langlois of SC, Susan (Chucky) Mayo of Macon, GA, Becky (Randy) Gerrish of Killingly, CT; his sister, Eileen Rickaby of PA; 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother Jack Rickaby; and his sister Emma Mae Rickaby.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Robert’s family from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Friday February 20, 2015 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT with a Funeral Service beginning at 6:00pm. Burial will be private. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com.