Richard F Houpert

September 10, 1923January 26, 2012

Richard F. Houpert, 88, of Clinton died January 26th at Robin’s Nest, his home away from home for the past four years. He was born on September 10, 1923 in Flushing, New York, son of Emma and André Houpert. A graduate of The City College of NY, he had resided in Queens, NY, the Washington, DC area, and in Clinton for the last 49 years of his life. A veteran of WW II, he spent time in the Pacific theatre in combat retaking Luzon in the Philippines, and was later selected to the Army band as a clarinetist. Richard was a salesman extraordinaire, but best known as a life-long musician, often entertaining in local venues with his Chicago Jazz trio.

Richard was a prolific writer of soulful poetry and storyteller of mythic proportion. His morning crepes and leg of lamb dinners were legendary.

He is survived by sons Richard (Francoise) Houpert of Mansfield, MA, James (Jude) and Thomas (Ann) Houpert of Killingworth, Peter (Jane) Houpert of Glastonbury, and David (Judy) Houpert of West Hartford. Also survived by grandsons Pierre-André, Alex, and Matthew Houpert, sister-in-law Vera Houpert, and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his wife Helen, sisters-in-law June Houpert and Marie Clark, brother-in-law Jim Clark, and brothers André and Carl Houpert.

Visiting hours will be held February 10th, 4 to 8 pm, Swan Funeral Home, 80 E Main St, Clinton CT. Graveside services will be held February 11, 10 am, State Veterans’ Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown, CT.


  • Visitation Friday, February 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 10, 2012
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 11, 2012

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Bruce & Karen Langevin

February 27, 2012

The passing of a dad is very hard to take. May his memory and knowing he is at peace provide comfort for you and your family.

Nancy (Weber) Guindon

February 12, 2012

Tom and Ann,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May all your happy memories get you all through this very difficult time.

February 9, 2012

Tom and Ann, We are so sorry about the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this difficult time. His memory will live in your hearts forever. Michelle and Ray Ciarlelli

PJ Pape

February 8, 2012

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings and Godspeed to Pop Houp.

Cathy McCully

February 7, 2012

To my favorite cousins! Richard, Jimmy, Peter, Tommy and David, You took wonderful care of your dad. Always remember him with love.

Renee Foy

February 6, 2012

Tom and Dave, sorry to hear about your dads' passing. Good wishes to you and your family.

R Scott Denhardt

February 3, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Scott and Doreen Denhardt

February 1, 2012

Tom and Ann - Jim and Jude
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
Ed and Louise Hayash

Patricia Humphrey

February 1, 2012

Tom and Family - I hope that the memories of everything he did, all the little things he taught you growing up and all the happy times you had with him will carry you forward. You are in my thoughts.

Bob & Sandy Voss

January 31, 2012

Tom & Family
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May your memories comfort you and remind you how wonderful your Dad was. If we can do anything to help just give us a call.
Bob & Sandy Voss