Ledyard - Richard L. Berdensey, 85, of Gales Ferry, passed away at the Beechwood Rehabilitation Center in New London on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
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He was born in Deep River, son of the late Arthur and Effie (Dickinson) Berdensey. He was a proud Army veteran serving in the Korean War and earning a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Richard worked for 25 years as a mechanic at Pratt and Whitney in Middletown, after retiring, he was a driver for Curtain Livery in Waterford.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and camping as well as the UCONN Huskies and NY Yankees. He also was a longtime member of the Chester Fire Dept.
Richard is survived by his wife Esther (Soule) Berdensey; his two sons, Michael J. Berdensey of Chester and Lawrence A. Berdensey of Gales Ferry; a stepson, John H. Green Jr. of Gales Ferry; stepdaughters, Linda Sevigny of Waterford and Charlene Haag of Chester; his sister, Marian Beemer of Deep River; and three grandchildren, Charlotte, Erin, and Kathleen.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St., Centerbrook. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River with full Military Honors.
Contributions in Richard's name may be made to the Chester Hose Co., P.O. Box 214, Chester, CT 06412.
To share a memory of Richard or send a condolence to his family please visit rwwfh.com.
Published in The Day on Mar. 2, 2014
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