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Jeffrey  A. Richards
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Obituary for Jeffrey A. Richards

NEW HARTFORD – Jeffrey A. Richards, 59, passed away suddenly on March 24, 2018. He was the loving husband of Normandie (Lockwood) Richards for 34 years. Born December 24, 1958 in Camden, NJ; the son of the late Leonard Thomas Richards and Joan Elsie Gifford-Richards.

Jeff graduated from Southern Regional High School in Tuckerton, NJ. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Paris Island, then was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina in Aviation Hydraulics Squadrons: VMA-Q2 and VMA 533. He deployed and served in Okinawa, Iwakuni, Japan, Wake Island and Guam.

After an Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps in July 1981, he worked for Fitzimmons Automotive, DELIA Honda/Acura, Griffin Ford and lastly at Arnold’s Bakery as a line technician for 14 years when he retired. He lived in New Hartford for the last 5 ½ years and in Greenwich for 30 years prior to New Hartford.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Victoria Lynn Lockwood Richards; brother, Mark Leonard Richards, Sr.; 3 nieces; 3 nephews; and several extended nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT with full Military Final Honors. Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 5 Steele Road, New Hartford has a care of the arrangements. Visit an online guestbook at Montano-shea.com.


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