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RICHARDS, Floyd F.
Floyd F. Richards, 91, formerly of Wethersfield and Glastonbury, CT passed away Tuesday, (August 16) in Southport NC. He was born March 5, 1920 to Amelia and Alfred Richards and spent his youth in Farmington New Hampshire. He was a proud 1942 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Floyd spent his working career in Hartford first with WTIC in a varied career from Strictly Sports to the Hap Richards show and then with Pratt and Whitney in communications. He also taught public speaking for many years starting at Hillyer College through the University of Hartford and then at Middlesex Community College. As the father of three daughters he had his 10 year pin from the Girl Scouts. When his family was young he enjoyed sailing in Long Island Sound and was a member Power Squadron accomplishing the rank of Navigator. With his children grown he returned to golf and was a member of Glastonbury Hills Golf club, then Wethersfield Golf Club and until recently Legacy Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his daughters Katherine (Petey) Richards, his youngest daughter, Diana (Dee Dee) Richards O'Neill, and his second wife Eleanor Scranton. He leaves two surviving daughters, Denise R. York and her husband Tom of Southport, NC, and Donna Richards of Glastonbury; five grandchildren, Michael York and his wife Leslie of Wilmington NC, Kathryn (Katie) O'Neill McCartney and her husband George of Hoboken, NJ, Daniel O'Neill of Glastonbury, Erin O'Neill of Middletown and Luke O'Neill of Glastonbury; and one great granddaughter Fiona Dee McCartney of Hoboken, NJ.
There will be a private ceremony at the family's discretion. Memorial donations may be made to Notre Dame Bands P.O. Box 1023, Notre Dame, ID 46556 or the charity of donor's choice.




Published in The Hartford Courant from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2011
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