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Richard Tilden Lathrop

Richard Tilden Lathrop April 15, 1926 - August 20, 2013 MYSTIC: Richard Tilden Lathrop passed away peacefully at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family on August 20th. "Dick" was born on April 15th, 1926, the son of Clifford and Elizabeth Lathrop of Norwich. He was united in marriage in 1951 to Ethel Francis Barrie. He leaves behind his brother, Clifford Lathrop of Sun City Arizona, his son Alan Lathrop of Lake Winnipesaukee NH, his daughter Susan Burns and her husband Rob of Mystic, his grandson Daniel Lathrop and his wife Aly and their daughter Cara of Westminster, MA, his granddaughter Heather Greenman and her husband Jeff of Newport Coast, CA, and his grandson Thomas Burns and his wife Sara of Boston. He was predeceased by his sisters Phyllis Smith and Carol Lathrop, and also his loving wife Ethel ("Chibbie") who passed away five days earlier. Dick spent most of his working career at Electric Boat (EB) where he designed ventilation systems for submarines. He was an accomplished wood worker, who built various pieces of furniture and beautiful bedrooms for his son and daughter in their home in Norwich. After retiring from EB, he and his wife opened the "TLC Custom Framing" shop in Taftville which they operated for 10 years. His woodworking skills and his wife's artistic talents meshed, leading to unique and high quality results for their many customers. The family wants to give a very special thanks to all those at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital ICU unit whose care and compassion was outstanding. We would also like the opportunity to again thank the staff of Avalon Health Center and Beacon Hospice Center for the care they provided Chibbie. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the , 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or www.alz.org. The family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 P.M., Friday, August 23rd at the Dinoto funeral home, 17 Pearl Street in Mystic to honor both Dick and Chibbie's lives. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ledyard Congregational Church at 11A.M. on Saturday, August 24th to celebrate their lives and their long and wonderful marriage of 62 years. A private burial will be performed later in the day at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich.

Funeral Home

Dinoto Funeral Home
17 Pearl St. Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-2685

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Aug. 22, 2013
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