Richard Joseph Caron, 84, beloved husband, partner and best friend of Barbara (Koropatkin) Caron died on February 10, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and altruistic demeanor. (Reposer en paix). Richard was born in Hartford, CT on June 6, 1928 to the late Albert and Margaret (Blais) Caron. He attended high school in Quebec and was fluent in French. Richard lived in South Windsor, CT for 36 years. Richard served in the US Army from 1945 through 1947. Richard retired from Eastern Trucking after 34 years as a proud member of Local Teamsters # 671. He subsequently worked for Caron Auto Works for 5 years. He is respected for his incredible work ethic over his long working life. Richard lived in Fort Pierce, Florida for the past 20 years and was an exceptional friend to many at Spanish Lakes Country Club. He much enjoyed his retirement years engaging with many at the club house, playing cards, bocce and winning many pool table competitions. Richard was a member of the B.P.O.E. (Elks) in Fort Pierce and the American Legion. Richard is survived by his son Richard and his wife Jean Horn Caron of Old Saybrook, CT; his son David and his wife Kimberly Holland Caron of South Windsor, CT; his daughter Cindy and her husband Gary Mulvey of Newington, CT and his son Robert Caron of South Windsor, CT; his grandchildren, David and Lindsey Caron, Melissa Mulvey and Michael Caron. He is also survived by his brother, George Caron and his sister Lucille Calvin and was predeceased by his sister Annette. He is also survived by five nieces and five nephews; three step grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren. The family is very grateful for the excellent care that Richard received by the staff on the 4th floor of Indian River Medical Center and the staff at Hospice of Vero Beach.
A Mass of Christian service will be celebrated in Richard's name at St. Francis of Assisi Church in South Windsor, CT on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the service at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, CT. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's name to Hospice of Vero Beach, 1111 36th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960, The
Published in The Hartford Courant on February 18, 2013