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“Wendy, Tracy, & Robin, I am so sorry for your loss of dad. I was in shock when i saw that he had passed. Didn't realize it would be so soon after...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Shannon Doherty - Meriden, CT

“Tracy, I am so sorry about your loss. I know you were so close to your father. May he rest in peace. Love you, Shirley ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Shirley Bradley - Meriden, CT

“Pat and Kay, We were so sorry to read about Dick's passing. He was a real ball of fire and a sweet guy. I'll always remember him as a youngster and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Frances Stevens, Karyl and Kevin Stewart - CT

“Hi Patty Sorry to hear of Dickie's passing. Its been a long time.How are you? Well I wanted to say something.I Just found out today (1-28-09) Best to...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Daniel K. Jackson - Gaylordsville, CT

“Dear Wanda, Charles, Kay & Tom My heart goes out to you and the family on this sad occasion. You are all in my prayers. I remember all the fun times...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Suleiman (Pat and Dickie's Friend) - MA

“Dear Pat, Wendy & family, I am very sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tina Zenisky - Wallingford, CT

“Dear Robin, Wendy & Tracy... We are so very sorry for the passing of your dear dad. I wish I were there to give you each a hug... Your dad, for all...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Carol, Raid & Moe - Boxborough, MA

“Dear Pat.... Our hearts ache for you sweetie. Raid, Moe and I are so very sorry that Dickie has passed. We wished that we were able to be with you...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Raid, Carol & Moe Suleiman - MA

“Dear Patty&Family, Our Heartfelt Condolences to all of you. Dick was a very caring kind,and hard working fellow. He was always nice to us. Our...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Matos - Yalesville, CT


Richard Henry Smith, 71, beloved husband of 45 years to Patricia Kowalski Smith, passed away on January 23, 2009 after a short illness.

He was born in Meriden on May 30, 1937 to the late Hazen and Mildred Oefinger Smith. Richard was a life long resident of Meriden. He was employed by Stanley- Judd in Wallingford for 31 years before working at the Masonic home for 20 years. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and UCONN girls basketball fan and proud of his time spent as a Paratrooper in the US Army.

Richard took great pride in not only his children, but his grandchildren. He loved being a part of their every day activities, especially their sporting events. He was an amazing family man and friend whose door was always open to anyone at anytime. Besides his loving wife, Richard is survived by his three daughters, Robin Nohelty and her husband Mark, Wendy Smith and Tracy Smith all of Meriden; sister and best friend Kay Bouza and her husband Tom of Wallingford; ten grandchildren, twins Richard Neils and James Neils and his fiance Amber Fisher, Mark Nohelty, Michael and Craig Jalbert, Felica Smith, Handy Ellison, Ryan, Justin and Christian Holman, and great granddaughter, Kayla Neils; Aunt and Uncle Charles and Wanda Moyles of Wallingford, special family friends, Joan and Harry Bolden, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by his son-in-law, Steven Neils and niece Cheryl Bouza.

A Funeral Service will be at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, on Wednesday, January 28, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial with be private.