Richard H. Carricato
1931 - 2017
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Richard H. Carricato

Stuart, FL

Richard H. Carricato, 86, of Stuart, Florida passed away on May 24, 2017 at Martin Memorial in Stuart, FL.



Born in Norwalk, CT, Mr. Carricato had previously lived in Hobe Sound before relocating to the Stuart area 26 years ago.



He was an aeronautical electrical engineer for Perkin Elmer and was instrumental in the development of The Hexagon, a photographic reconnaissance satellite. Mr. Carricato also helped build the lens of the Hubble Telescope.



He is veteran of The United States Air Force where he was a radio operator on the C54. Mr. Carricato, along with 5 other military service men, built and ran one of the first TV Stations on Lajes Field in the Azores.



Mr. Carricato is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ginny Carricato of Stuart, Florida; sister, Dorothy Carr of Stuart, FL; and several nieces.



A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00AM-10:00AM with a memorial service to begin at 10:00AM. Inurnment will follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens with Air Force military honors.



Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL.

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Published in TC Palm on Jun. 1, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Celebration of Life
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Memorial service
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Inurnment
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June 14, 2017
Ginny, so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Sending much love, your cousin Marge and family in Westport.
Marge Morin
June 5, 2017
Oscar Mesko
June 5, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Richard was a very nice guy we worked on the hex program, May his soul rest in peace.

Joe O'Connor
Joe O'Connor
June 5, 2017
Dick was a top notch electrical engineer who advanced into engineering management, but had his finger on the real hardware too . A multi-talented man who was comfortable in many aspects of engineering and who always found time to lend a hand.
Don Crosby, The Villages, Florida
June 5, 2017
MAY THE THOUGHT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARING IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOU A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV.17:17
KELLEY
June 4, 2017
I was just a technician on the Hexagon program. I could remember when Dick came into the high bay area there was no one that had his respect. He was a brilliant man. Sorry for your loss.

Mike Ferrara
Michael Ferrara Sr
June 4, 2017
Sad news, Dick was one of the GOOD guys and a GREAT engineer.
I worked as a tech on the HEXAGON program and I know without Dick we would not have made the program the success it was.
Jon Aspinwall
Coworker
June 2, 2017
To a humble man who will be remembered for all his good deeds and wonderful life achievements. Prayers for strength and ease of transition to Ginny, his loving wife.
Viv Currell
May 31, 2017
Ginny and Dorothy,
I am saddened by your loss...... Dick and I became friends way back in the days of the MYF at the Norwalk Methodist Church. That is more than seventy years ago. He accomplished much in his life and even helped to make this world safer. We are all proud of him.
My love and prayers to you in your grief.
We shall meet again!
Love,
Ruth (Ferris) Durgy
RuthAnn Durgy
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