Obituary of George Richmond
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George H. Richmond, age 87, of Stratford, beloved husband of the late Shirley Richmond, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2022.
Born and raised in Bridgeport, son of the late Howard and Margaret Richmond, George had been a Stratford Town resident for more than 50 years and was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church. George worked for the Bridgeport Post as a proofreader until the paper was sold in the 1980s. He finished his working years as a janitor at Joel Barlow High School in Redding.
George was a hard-working devoted husband, father, and grandfather. It was important to him and his wife to provide for their family and he did as much physical labor as he could, including yard work until 2021 when his doctor begged him to stop cutting branches with a saw. He lived by "Do Whatever Your Mother Wants" and struggled to make decisions without her. He will be remembered for his strong opinions and loud voice as he could not hear well for decades.
George is survived by his daughters, Michelle Kalajian and her husband, Michael, of Framingham, MA, Leslie Richmond, of Stratford, and Cheryl Hurley and Walter Dutcher of Ontario, NY; and leaves behind his grandchildren, Lorinda, Krysta, Melanie Kalajian-Healy and her husband, Jeremy Healy, and James Kalajian. He was also predeceased by his infant son Kyle.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. directly at St. John's Cemetery, Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Good Shepard in Newton, MA.
Arrangements in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home.
For travel directions or to sign his online guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com