Richard Tremblay - 74
June 19, 2022
- 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. 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 .