OBITUARY

Richard Orr

November 23, 1928March 22, 2021
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Richard A. Orr, long time resident of Monroe CT, passed away on March 22, 2021 at age 92 with family by his side.

He was born in Mansfield, OH to Samuel and Lena Dulfer Orr. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was most recently employed as a State Marshall. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Richard was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lions Club and Republican Town Committee of Monroe (Chairman). He was a Justice of the Peace. He was a man of many hobbies including gardening, photography, reading, traveling the East coast, especially Maine, and South America.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Gloria S. Orr, daughters Nancy Smith of Mexico NY, Susan Ray of Shelton CT and son Douglas Orr (Barbara D’Amato) also of Shelton CT, grandchildren Jill Smith and Lt. Col. Jeffrey Smith and Great-grandchildren Talon and Zoe, nephew William Orr (Debby Neal) and niece Leisha Harris and many loving extended family members here and in Colombia.

After working 35 years for Sikorsky Aircraft he was also a Deputy Sheriff and then State Marshall for 40 years, enjoying that job very much and retiring in Nov 2020. He enjoyed his garden full of daffodils, his orchid and Christmas cacti collections.

Richard is predeceased by his Son Edward Orr, Son-in-law Roland Smith Jr, Brother Donald Orr and Mother-in-law Yolanda Burgos.

Calling hours will be held on Sat. March 27 from 3-6 PM at Spadaccino Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe CT. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden.

Face masks will be required and please adhere to social distancing.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

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sheryl shaughnessey

March 24, 2021

Mrs. Orr, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family on the loss of your Husband. He was a lovely, kind, dedicated marshal who performed many services for me over the years. I especially cherished his passion of gardening and all the tips I learned over the years. May he rest in peace.
Fondly, Attorney Sheryl Shaughnessey

Anna and Vito Mazza

March 24, 2021

Dear Gloria and Family,

We are truly saddened to hear about the loss of Sheriff Orr. We have known him for many so years. He was such a great man, a very hard worker, and he was extremely proud of his family. May he rest in peace.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May the strength of our Lord carry you through.

Our sincerest condolences,
Vito and Anna Mazza

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