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William "Bill" Gary Richardson August 19, 1952 - July 31, 2013 New London - William "Bill" Gary Richardson, 60, avid fisherman and card shark, passed away on July 31, 2013 in New London. Bill was born on August 19, 1952, in Connorsville IN to his parents Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Dalton and Robert Leonard Richardson. He is survived by his daughter, Katherine, his son William Joel, his brother John, his sister Cindy, brother-in-law Ted and nephew Scott Meurer. During his life he was a sheet metal worker with an encyclopedic knowledge of every job completed. At one time he was a cross country runner, briefly served in the US Navy, and made fantastic lobster salad and crab stuffed mushrooms. Bill relished fishing for large mouth bass from his kayak and canoe. He devoured fantasy and science fiction novels, sometimes reading more than one a day. He also enjoyed games including cribbage, eight ball and slots. An informal celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 2nd at 2 PM at the Steak Loft in Mystic, Connecticut. Memorial donations can be made in the form of a donated fishing kit through World Vision (http://donate.worldvision.org/) or a general donation to the World Wildlife Fund (http://worldwildlife.org/).

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Aug. 1, 2013
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