Richards, Jr., Earl B.
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Earl B. Richards, Jr., age 86, lifelong resident of Milford and beloved husband of Barbara Pierpont Richards, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Milford Hospital. Born on October 20, 1927 in Milford, he was the son of the late Earl Sr. and Gladys Williams Richards. Earl served with pride and honor in the US Army from 1945 to 1948 as a paratrooper in the 505th airborne infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Prior to his retirement, he was a dedicated grammar school teacher for over 27 years with the Milford Public Schools.
In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by his son, the Honorable Earl Richards, III and his wife Dr. Dara Richards of Woodbridge; his grandson, Jacob; his step-sons, Jesse Batterton (Wendy) of Milford and Shaun Batterton (Jennifer) of Seymour; his siblings, Charlotte Simms of New Haven; Robert Richards (Donna) of FL, William Richards (Sandy) of E. Haven, Lynwood Richards (Michelle) of GA and Eugene Richards of CA and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Christine Floyd.
A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, January 13th at 10:30 am at Cody-White Funeral Home. Interment to follow at King's Highway Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Sunday, January 12th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
- CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy., Ste 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To leave online condolences please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.
Published in Connecticut Post on Jan. 10, 2014