Richard G. Helmrich
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Richard G. Helmrich
Richard "Ric" Gordon Helmrich, a Greenwich resident, passed away August 14, 2017 at the age of 63. Born on November 10, 1953 to the late Robert and Eleanor Helmrich. Richard was employed at Seacoast, a Division of EIS.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Laurette Helmrich, his loving children Anna Waldrop (Jon), Tyler Helmrich, and Spencer Helmrich, his cherished grandchildren Jon, Gianna, and Annabelle. Richard is also survived by his siblings Patricia Sherry, Barbara Hoines, Robert Helmrich, Ellen Helmrich, Lynn Williams and many nieces and nephews.
Ric devoted his life to his children and his community, Glenville, both of which he served as a Scout Leader with Pack and Troop 35, and as a Little League Coach for more than seven years. An avid animal lover, he could often be found at the Grass Island Dog Park with his puppy Gunner. He was famous for his ability to make pizza and was happiest when he could feed his creations to the many friends and family he loved. His heart was huge and his memory will be cherished by the many people whose lives he touched.
To honor his life, family and friends will gather Monday, August 21 from 4-8 p.m. at COXE & GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME, 134 Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich, 203-869-5968. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, Greenwich. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Boy Scout Troop 35, Wells Fargo Bank, 220 Glenville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. For more information or to place an online condolence, www.coxeandgraziano.com.



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Published in Greenwich Time on Aug. 19, 2017.
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August 27, 2017
To the Helmrich Family - we just heard the news of Ric's passing. We have such fond memories of Ric from Pack 35 and it was always so nice to run into him over the years in and around Glenville. Always a broad smile and kind word was had when our paths crossed.
Thinking of you all during this very difficult time - take comfort in the memories and legacy Ric left behind.
The Steinman Family
Ron Steinman
August 27, 2017
Laurette & family I am so sorry to hear of Ric's passing. We have been out of town last week and just heard. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.
David & Beverlee Delaney
Neighbor
August 23, 2017
Laurette, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear boys.
Ruth Suh
August 23, 2017
Laurette, Tyler & Spencer,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband/dad. He was a great man from when I met him when Grandma Betty use to watch you guys. My thoughts/prayers are with you all. Please cherish all the memories that you guys had.
Patti Verdon
August 23, 2017
To Ric's family I can only tell you that his presence will be sorely missed.
He had a zest for life and a love for his family that shined forth like a lighthouse on a foggy night. Gunner was a late addition
but you could just tell by the light in his eyes
Gunner had found a loving home.
Ric, You will be SORELY MISSED
Brian Horton
August 22, 2017
Thinking of Laurette and family. Ric was a good man, always smiling and very pleasant to talk to. I will always have fond memories of him attending his boy's baseball games and loving every minute of it. Rest peacefully, Ric, and God bless you.
Fred Camillo
August 21, 2017
I met Rick when we lived on the same floor in the dorm our Freshman year at Southern.
Several of us on the floor pledged Phi Alpha Omega Fraternity and became lifetime brothers.
Rick was a very positive influence that helped to keep our pledge class together.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this time of sorrow.
Mike "Moon" Carbray
August 21, 2017
Helmrich Family,
So sorry for your loss.You are in my prayers
Irene Scheck & Family
August 21, 2017
To the Helmrich family, I am so sorry for your heartbreak.. Keeping you in my thoughts...
Karen Pellicano
August 20, 2017
LOST A GREAT FRIEND BUT HAVE ALL THE MEMORIES OF THE SOFTBALL YEARS. OUR CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF THE HELMRICH FAMILY
John & Nancy Allis
August 20, 2017
To Ricky's wife, children and all the Helmrich's, so very sorry to read of Ricky's passing. I remember him being so nice to the younger kids growing up on Riverside Lane.
Thinking of you all at this very sad time.
Lisa Pellicano Niemiec
August 20, 2017
Barbara and I were very sorry to hear about Richard's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children and entire Helmrich family. God bless!
Barbara & George Landgrebe
August 20, 2017
Laurette, we're so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. May he rest in peace, and may you, and your family find comfort in your remembrances of your days with him
Sincerely,
Anne & David Maddalene
Anne & David Maddalene
August 20, 2017
I met Rich in college, and have nothing but fond memories of a brother who was not only a shining example of the best aspects of fraternity, but also of the finest virtues of humanity. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Clay Delaney- 12th Pledge Class
Phi Alpha Omega
Clay Delaney
August 19, 2017
So sorry for your loss.
Karen and Allan Wasik
August 19, 2017
Ricky, I remember the day when you decided to start writing your name as "Ric". All I can say is that You came from a special family that made you a very special person. My prayers are for your wife, children, family and close friends. May they find comfort knowing you will spiritually always be with them and that you are now hanging out and having fun in that special room that God had waiting for you. Say hi to your Dad and Mom for me. Love, Colleen
Colleen Donlevy-Burns
August 19, 2017
So sorry to hear of Rich's passing. He was a friend from college, a good guy. My prayers to his family
Adrienne Zachar Capirchio
August 19, 2017
So very sorry to hear about my high school buddy's passing. He was a joy to be around.
Mary McDonough
August 19, 2017
Laurette, I was so sorry to hear that Ric had passed away. My heartfelt condolences to you and your children and family. He was one of the good guys. Again, so sorry for your loss
Owen O'Neill
August 19, 2017
Rest in peace my fraternity brother !
John Musco
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