Richard H. Matheson (1941 - 2018)

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Richard H. Matheson, 77, of Enfield, formerly of Danielson and Manchester, died peacefully Thursday, July 5, 2018, after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 25, 1941, in Numa, Iowa, one of four children of the late William and Ruth Matheson. Richard was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and attended local schools. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country from 1959 to 1965. He began his postal career as a mail carrier in 1970. Richard then was promoted to supervisor and eventually earned the position of postmaster at the Danielson office until retiring in 1998. He was an avid animal lover, especially cats. Richard was well known to take in cats and feed them until finding them a home.

Richard is survived by his three children, Kathy Massie and her husband, Todd, of Broad Brook, Lisa Famiglietti of Springfield, and John Matheson of Enfield, with whom he made his home; his three grandchildren, Andrew Famiglietti and his wife, Kelsey, and their two children, Alex and Aria, Joshua Famiglietti, and Brooke Massie; his sister and brother-in-law, Gwen and Lonnie Overton; and several nieces, nephews, and their families. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his brother, Billy; and his two sisters, Beverly and Marilyn.

Funeral services and burial in the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown are private.

There are no visitation hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, Manchester has care of the arrangements.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 11 to July 15, 2018
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