Richard Ernest Tardif

Tardif, Richard Ernest CLIFTON PARK Richard Ernest Tardif, 81, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Richard was born in Laconia, N.H., on July 29, 1931, to Armande and Ernest Tardif. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1950. Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran who went on to graduate, at the top of his class, from New England College in Henniker, N.H. with a civil engineering degree. Richard was a 31-year veteran of AT&T (now Verizon) and had been retired for 20 years. He is survived by one daughter, Karen (Jim) O'Neill of Laconia, and three sons, Jim (Jeanne) Tardif of Atlanta, Ga., Brent (Denise, deceased) Tardif of Clifton Park, and Rob (Judy) Tardif of Dunbarton, N.H., and eight grandchildren. His sister, Madeline of Laconia, also survives him. He was preceded in death by Shirley Tardif, his wife of 55 years. Richard and his family moved from New Hampshire to Utica, then on to Clifton Park in 1966. A memorial service will be held at St. Edward the Confessor in Clifton Park on November 17 at 11 a.m. The family requests any memorial gifts be made at or the at

Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 6, 2012