Richard Edward Duell, 72, died early Friday morning, Aug. 20, 2010 at the home of his sister, Anne, and nephew, Roger, in Milton.
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Richard was born on July 7, 1938 in Lakeside, Burlington, the son of Richard P. and Dolores (Tremblay) Duell.
Richard graduated from Rice High School and had worked for the Howard Bank in Burlington for many years. He was a longtime resident of Winooski before moving to Milton in 2002 to live with his sister, Anne, and nephew, Roger Granger.
Uncle "Rich," as he was known by his nephews, loved children and enjoyed being an umpire for Little League Baseball in Burlington for many years. He also loved to go fishing with his nephews and friend, Mike Carpenter, on Lake Champlain. He also enjoyed gardening and singing in his early years.
In addition to his sister, Anne C. Granger of Milton, Richard is survived by his sister, Phyllis C. Murphy of Northfield; and by his nephews and their spouses, Roger Granger, Norman and Bonnie Granger, George and Elizabeth Murphy, and Sean and Lori Murphy; several great nieces and nephews; and his longtime friends, the Carpenters of Lakeside, Burlington, where Richard spent many Saturday evenings.
Special thanks are extended to the Hospice of the VNA. Without them, Richard's stay at home would not have been possible. Also special thanks to the staff at Birchwood Terrace for the excellent care given during his stay.
To meet him was to meet a friend, to know him was a gift, to love him was to be blessed. He will be dearly missed.
Visiting hours will be on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. by Monsignor Lavallee. Burial will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington.
Memorial contributions in Richard's name may be made to the VNA, c/o Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 21, 2010