OBITUARY

Colin Joseph Richie

July 21, 2003April 9, 2019
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Colin Joseph Richie, a native and resident of Prairieville, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the age of 15 years old. Colin was a loving and kind child with a very caring and generous heart. He was a sophomore at Dutchtown High School and a member of ROTC, Quizbowl, and Theater. He enjoyed sports, especially basketball and playing video games. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Colin is survived by his loving parents, Jeffery and Rae Ann Richie; brothers, Dylan and Johnathon Richie (Randilynn); grandparents, Raymond and Shirley Scully and Connie Richie; niece and nephew, Raelyn and Jude Richie, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Colin is preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Richie. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 am until a service to celebrate Colin’s life at 12 pm. Interment will follow at Serenity Oaks Memorial Park in Prairieville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Colin’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Rae Ann Richie, Mother
  • Jeffery Richie, Father
  • Dylan Richie, Brother
  • Johnathon Richie, Brother
  • Randilynn Richie, Sister-in-law
  • Shirley Scully, Grandmother
  • Raymond Scully, Grandfather
  • Connie Richie, Grandmother
  • Raelyn Richie, Niece
  • Jude Richie, Nephew
  • Bill Richie, Grandfather

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Colin Joseph Richie

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Brigitte Nieland

April 14, 2019

Rae Ann, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brigitte Territo Nieland

August Green

April 13, 2019

Colin was one of the kindest and supportive people I’ve ever met. In NJROTC there are Physical Training (PT) tests and me in him went into competitive mode to see who would get out PT ribbon first. We’d both work and train really hard but neither of us managed to get the ribbon in 9th grade. By the end of the year, I was 4 seconds away from passing the mile, and I couldn’t stop crying, nearly hyperventilating, because that was my last shot. Colin held me until I could control my breathing. He held me until he knew I was ok.

Colin did so much for the people around him, and his memory will forever live on in me and others whose souls he touched with his kindness. I’ll miss you forever Collie

Jennifer Neal

April 12, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful young man. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. It was always a pleasure having Colin over, and truly an honor to have known him.
Please accept our sincere condolences. May God grant you all strength and comfort during this very difficult time.

-Neal family

Haley Zeringue

April 12, 2019

Haley Zeringue

April 12, 2019

Jonas Bumgardner

April 12, 2019

Colin would always wear this sweater that looked like he was hanging by the fireplace at some ski lodge in New Mexico. We would joke as if one day we would go on a ski trip and have matching sweaters, or at least similar ones. I love this memeory... to those memory’s we share and the ones we never got a chance to make. I love you Colin.

Crystal Torgrimson

April 12, 2019

Crystal Torgrimson

April 12, 2019

Sean Torgrimson

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Angele Ourso

April 12, 2019

I had the pleasure of teaching Colin in 6th grade at Dutchtown Middle. He was such a sweet young man and had a wonderful sense of humor. He could always made me smile, so upbeat and kind. In 8th grade he sent me this email -
Dear Mrs .Ourso
Mrs. Ourso, thank you. Thank you so much for being my 6th grade math teacher. It was amazing. And so was my middle school experience. But I couldn’t of had such a great experience if you weren’t my teacher. You helped me prepare for all my future endeavors and lessons into math. Thank you. I hope that the years will be kind to you and as well that the future 6th grade students won’t be that bad
From, Colin Richie

To which I replied:

Colin,
You totally made my day with your sweet email. I will never forget you and your wonderful sense of humor and your love of life. I look forward to seeing all the awesome things you will do in the future. I know you will be successful in anything you choose to do because you are such a hard worker.
All my best to you,
Mrs. Ourso

Not many students take the time to email their teachers and thank them, especially years later, when they've moved on. It just shows what a special, caring and genuine soul Colin was when he was on this Earth. I feel blessed to have known him and I will miss him.

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