Richard Joseph "Richie" Cohen

  • Born: May 4, 1960
  • Died: June 29, 2017
  • Location: Higganum, Connecticut

Robinson, Wright & Weymer

34 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409
Tel. (860) 767-8000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard Joseph "Richie" Cohen, 57, of Higganum passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday evening, June 29, 2017 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford. He was the beloved husband of Karin (Wright) Cohen. Richie and Karin were married in Glastonbury, on February 18, 1995. He was born in Hartford on May 4, 1960. He was a member of the Class of 1978 at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford. He was a P1 licensed plumber and was a former member and Secretary of the Local # 76 Plumbers Union. Richie owned and operated C&C Mechanical in Higganum from 1990 to 2010 and for the past seven years was employed by Central Mechanical in Cromwell. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #957 in New Britain. He had been a resident of Higganum for the last twenty-two years. Richie was a fantastic cook who loved to prepare a wonderful meal for his family and many friends. Known as being a great entertainer he was always welcoming and loving to all. Everyone was family to him. He loved a good whiskey and great music. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and devoted friend. He truly had a heart of gold. Beside his beloved wife Karin he leaves his loving sons, Joshua and his wife Alyssa of East Hampton, and Daniel and his fiancée Jackie Ivory of Portland, his granddaughters, Ryley and Hayley, sisters, Michelle Weston and her husband Glyn, of McKinney, Texas and Lisa Cohen and her significant other, Bill Torza of Cromwell. He also leaves his aunt, Marlene Glaserman of Oregon, his six brothers and sisters in laws and seventeen nieces and nephews. Richie was predeceased by his mother Faythe Glaserman and his grandparents, Carl and Sophie Glaserman. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. His funeral service will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10:00AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church 109 Main Street in Centerbrook. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Richie's name may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 112, Centerbrook, CT 06409.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Drinking cherries for you In memory
We love you

Posted by Wende Murdy - Stafford Springs, CT   June 28, 2019

Dear Karin we were shocked to here about Rich, we are sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family

Posted by Joseph & Nancy DiMauro - Conway, SC - Coworker   July 05, 2017

Dear Cohen Family,
I just heard about Rich. I grew up with him in West Hartford and will always remember his kind heart and soul. I am sorry for your loss. David Richman

Posted by A friend   July 03, 2017

Dear Josh and Dan, My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and the rest of your family at this sad time. I was one of your school nurses at HKMS & HKHS and remember you both. My siblings and I lost our Dad when he was 59. That's way too early, as was your Dad's passing. Please accept my condolences.
Sincerely, Mrs. Dupuis

Posted by Carol Dupuis - Higganum, CT - Acquaintance   July 03, 2017

Dearest Karin, josh and Dan
You had the kindest most fun and loving husband and father. He was so happy with you. I'm so sorry you lost him so soon. There just are not any words to express the loss.
My heart goes out to you . I'm so sorry I couldn't be there for the final goodby to Richie and to help share in your grief. Richie was the one with Karin who opened your hearts to me and welcomed me aunt marlene

Posted by Marlene Glaserman - Corvallis, OR - Family   July 03, 2017


Karin and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers-

Lynda Collins

Posted by Lynda Collins - Coworker   July 03, 2017

Our prayers are with you at this very difficult time Rich was such a great guy and he will be missed

Posted by Susan Buckland - Wethersfield, CT - Friend   July 02, 2017

Our love to all of you....words can not be found to express our

Posted by Mary Wright - Coventry, CT - Brother   July 02, 2017


Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers ....
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." ( Matthew 5:4 )

Posted by Carol and Don Ward - Family Friend   July 01, 2017

Karin and family, we are so saddened by the loss of Rich. Our hearts go out to you at this terrible time. Please know that you have been, and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Joan, Brian, and Adam Thiesen - Cromwell, CT   July 01, 2017

Karin, Josh and Dan
My condolences to the entire Cohen Family at this time of your loss. You are all in my prayers at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Jayne Potoff Civitello - North Franklin, CT   July 01, 2017

Riches touched my heart in many ways from the first time I met him he seemed to be a long time friend even though it was such a short time that we knew each other we joked a lot when we talked and it always seem to end up about fishing he will truly be missed by me my deepest sorrows

Posted by Mark Favreau - Moodus, CT - Friend   July 01, 2017

Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at HOSEA 13:14 L Ohio

Posted by A friend   July 01, 2017


Always in our thoughts and prayer
The Murdy's

Posted by The Murdy's - Coworker   June 30, 2017

Karin,Josh and Dan~ Please know how sorry I am and will keep you all in my prayers. Love Lori

Posted by Lori Zapatka - Higganum, CT - Friend   June 30, 2017

I remember the day you came to my house for dinner to meet Karin. You had flowers, candy and new shoes which you said were killing your feet. Then the dog pulled off Dan's diaper and we all laughed. That was the beginning of years of love. Your smile and laughter lit the room. Your heart and soul lit the world. Rest in Peace.
Love to all,
Lisa and Don

Posted by Lisa Leitao - Unionville, CT - Friend   June 30, 2017