Richard Anderson

September 8, 1947September 25, 2010

Richard H. Anderson, 63, of Monroe, died after a brave and courageous fight with cancer. Richard was born in Bronx, NY and was the son of the late Henry C. and Ellen Pierce Anderson. Richard was a graduate of Sacred Heart University and had been employed for many years at Goodrich, Inc., as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Richard is survived by two sisters, Eileen M. Healy and her husband Thomas and Mary Ellen McClinch, two nephews, Thomas Healy and Kevin Healy, two nieces Kelly Pineau and Maureen Kudravy, several great nieces and nephews and beloved cousin to many especially John and Peggy Winchell and their families. Richard was predeceased by a brother in law, Charles McClinch and a niece Margaret Alexander. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday September 29th at 10:00 AM at St. Stephen Church 6948 Main Street Monroe. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull. Friends may call Tuesday September 28th from 4 to 8 PM at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher and Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. For further information please visit



  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 29, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, September 28, 2010


  • Burial

Richard Anderson

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Penny Petrow

October 6, 2010

I was sorry to hear of Richie's passing. I remember him as a very kind and gentle soul. He was kind enough to send a sympathy card to us when my parents passed, it meant a lot to us to be remembered. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.

October 4, 2010

I am so saddened to hear of Richie's passing. I knew him mostly when we were young adults. We did a lot of laughing. He had a great sense of humor. One of my memories when he was learning to water ski and was having a hard time floating upright in the water. We just laughed hysterically the whole time. I also remember a Thanksgiving dinner when his mother made the turkey, of course, but for Richie, she him his favorite: duck. Ever since he gave me a piece of his duck, I order it if it's on the menu. I always think about him when I have that duck, and now I will even more make it a treasured memory. Richie and his sister, MaryEllen were my very good friends way back then. I got to see Richie when MaryEllen moved to the condo in Shelton a few years ago. When Richie and I talked, we just picked up where we left off: as if those many years apart never happened. Richie was a genuine person, charming and humorous. I am so sorry he left this world so soon. Terry Barry

David Winchell

September 29, 2010

I didn't spend all that much time with Richard, but all of the memories I have are nothing but positive. Even in some of the most difficult times our family has suffered through Richard was always there to help keep our spirits up. He will be dearly missed.

Stephen Winchell

September 28, 2010

In all of my memories with Richard, he is smiling, laughing, and happy. My deepest condolences. I will always cherish those memories, and I'm grateful he was able to touch all of our lives.

gisele skidmore

September 28, 2010

I had the pleasure of knowing Rich from work, may he Rest in peace, and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.

Dave & Suzanne Ballengee

September 27, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

The Staff of Spadaccino Funeral Home

September 26, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.