Richard T. Kruse

Richard T. Kruse
Norwalk Resident
Richard T. Kruse, age 61, of Norwalk, CT and former longtime resident of Manhasset, NY, died Thursday, April 10, at the Norwalk Hospital. Richard was born in New York City on February 25, 1953, the son of the late Richard and Betty Ericson Kruse and has resided in Norwalk for the past 17 years. He was a retired self-employed carpenter and painter. He was an avid music fan, especially of Eric Clapton, and enjoyed playing his Fender Stratocaster and saxophone. Richard was a loving caregiver for his mother for 3 years and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his brother Robert E. Kruse and his wife Roseanne of Norwalk, his longtime companion Carolyn Goodkin, step nieces and nephew Antoinette Murillo, Paul Vertuccio and Maria Vertuccio.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 AM at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, CT with entombment to follow at St. John Cemetery in Norwalk. There are no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's name may be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center, 24 Stevens St., Norwalk, CT, 06856.
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Funeral Home

Magner Funeral Home Inc.
12 Mott Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 866-5553

Published in The Hour on Apr. 14, 2014