Richard A. "Dick" Browne

Richard "Dick" A. Browne, 58, of Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Rockville General Hospital.

Dick was born Aug. 23, 1954, in Stafford Springs, the son of the late Richard and Bernadette (Gauthier) Browne. Dick was currently employed with Tire Rack in Windsor as a forklift operator. He was a racing enthusiast and enjoyed nothing more than being a member of Nick Bazzano's pit crew. Dick was a fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed watching baseball with his sons.

He is survived by his two sons, Jesse A. Browne and Peter M. Browne of Somers; a sister, Joy Safner of Somers; and a nephew, Dennis Browne of Ocala, Fla. Dick was predeceased by a son, Paul Browne, and two brothers, James A. and Paul Browne.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Monday, April 29, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main St. (Route 190), Somers.

A funeral service for Dick will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 30, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ellington Center Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to , 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 27 to May 1, 2013