OBITUARY

Richard L. Fleming

22 October, 193112 April, 2021
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Preston- Richard L. “Candyman” Fleming, of Prodell Rd., passed away April 12, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.

Richard was born October 22, 1931 in Norwich, the son of the late William and Mary (Ladd) Fleming.

He married the late Marie (LoPresti) Fleming October 13, 1956 in Jewett City. She passed away August 27, 2016.

He was a partner in the 9 Brothers farm with his brother Reuben and nephew Edward.

He was an avid bowler and a member of the Preston City Fire Department. He served as Second Selectman for the Town of Preston for over 15 years. He was known for singing his songs on the tractor…de…de….de.

He is survived by his son Richard Fleming Jr., daughter Rosemary Fleming, brothers James, Carl, Roy, John and Fred Fleming, by his grandchildren Morgan Leigh Fleming and Christopher Ladd Fleming,

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brothers William, Reuben and Paul Fleming, and by his sister Ruth Maynard.

The family would like to thank the Center For Hospice Care. They would also like to thank Annette and Danny Stockwell and extend special thanks to Darlene Majewski for the special care that she gave Richard.

Visitation will be held at the LabenskI Funeral Home on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 4 to 8 pm. Due to Covid 19, a graveside service will be held at the Preston City Cemetery in Preston on Monday at 12 noon.

To leave a message of condolence for Richard’s family, please visit his memorial at www.labenskifuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 227 Dunham St. Norwich CT 06360.

The Labenski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Services

  • Calling Hour / Visitation

    Sunday, 18 April , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 19 April , 2021

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Cathy Desimone

18 April 2021

Sorry for your loss...he was such a nice guy always had a Smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

ROBIN CHAMPAGEN SQUILLANTE

16 April 2021

I am so sorry for your loss Rosemary, Richie and Family. I remember Uncle Richie singing. He would sing "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I got candy in my tummy" and would make me laugh. One day he asked me to go get the tractor for him. I was about 5 years old and I did go but my feet wouldn't even reach the peddles. We had so much fun on the farm and I will remember those days forever. RIP Uncle Richie.

Mark LoPresti

15 April 2021

Uncle Richie knew how to make every kid laugh, young and young at heart. His love and warm spirit are the better characteristics of anyone to walk this earth. I will treasure those memories. Sorry for your loss cousins. I hope the lanes are well oiled for many a game up above. 💜

Russell and Winifred Fishkin

15 April 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. We are not family but we were always comfortable calling him "Uncle Richie". He will be missed. Rest in peace Uncle Richie.

Annette Stockwell

14 April 2021

I have many childhood memories of Uncle Richie but the memories I had for the last two years I treasure the most. My favorite one is all the ice cream we have gone through. Before lunch, after lunch it didn't matter. Then many trips to Wendy's to get baked potato and a chocolate Frosty. Sometimes we would take a ride and he would tell us who lived in almost every house. He also looked forward for Friday morning, dump day with Danny. Singing jesus loves me and Bob and I sayong the 23rd psalm . All these memories I will cherish.

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