Richard Fairchild

Richard David Fairchild

MILLBROOK - Richard David Fairchild, 75, a longtime resident of Millbrook, died on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born in Astoria, NY on November 29, 1938, he was the son of the late Alvin and Dolores Guarini Fairchild.

Richard served his country with the US Navy from 1956-1959. He served as a member of the air crew on a P5M Marlin Flying Boat and also an air crewman with the S-58 Helicopter's Anti Submarine Squadron aboard the USS Intrepid.

Richard was a New York State Trooper from 1961-1998 and retired as Zone Sergeant from New York State Police in Fishkill,NY.

Trooper Fairchild served as both New York State Police treasurer and representative for New York State PBA from 1985-1998.

On September 23, 1962 at St. Joseph's Church in Lake Ronkonkoma,NY, Richard married Marietta Lena Russo. Mrs. Fairchild survives at home in Millbrook. In addition to his wife Marietta, he is survived by his daughters; Constance Fairchild of Mt. Kisco,NY, and Jacqueline Mastropietro and her husband John of Rosendale,NY; his granddaughter, Mia Nicole Mastropietro of Rosendale,NY; his sister, Constance Nadig of Bayport,NY; his brothers, Roger Fairchild and his wife Doris of NC, and Robert Fairchild and his wife Carol of FL.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Fairchild was predeceased by brothers Alan Fairchild and Nicholas Atkins and sister, Valerie Atkins.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Allen Funeral Home, 3270 Franklin Ave., Millbrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, March 27 at 10 am from St. Joseph's Church, North Ave., Millbrook. Cremation will follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to the , 301 Manchester Rd., Poughkeepsie,NY 12603.

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Funeral Home

Allen Funeral Home
3270 Franklin Ave. Millbrook, NY 12545
845-677-9611

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2014