Richard  Joseph "Richie" Cohen
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
    109 Main Street
    Centerbrook, CT 06409

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“Drinking cherries for you In memoryWe love you ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Wende Murdy - Stafford Springs, CT

“Dear Karin we were shocked to here about Rich, we are sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Joseph & Nancy DiMauro - Conway, SC

“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...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Dupuis - Higganum, CT

“Dearest Karin, josh and DanYou 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. ...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Marlene Glaserman - Corvallis, OR

“Karin and family,You are in my thoughts and prayers-Lynda Collins ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Lynda Collins - Coworker

“Our prayers are with you at this very difficult time Rich was such a great guy and he will be missed ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Buckland - Wethersfield, CT

“Our love to all of you....words can not be found to express our ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Wright - Coventry, CT

“Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers .... "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." ( Matthew 5:4 ) ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Carol and Don Ward

“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...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Joan, Brian, and Adam Thiesen - CT

“Karin, Josh and DanMy condolences to the entire Cohen Family at this time of your loss. You are all in my prayers at this time of sorrow. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jayne Potoff Civitello - CT

“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...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Favreau - Moodus, CT

“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at HOSEA 13:14 L Ohio ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Always in our thoughts and prayer The Murdy's ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: The Murdy's - Coworker

“Karin,Josh and Dan~ Please know how sorry I am and will keep you all in my prayers. Love Lori ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Lori Zapatka - Higganum, CT

“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...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Leitao - Unionville, CT


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.