Richard Cordova

September 4, 1957February 4, 2021

Richard Gabriel Cordova, husband of Ronalyn “Ronnie” Cordova, passed away suddenly at their Yantic, CT, home on February 4, 2021 at the age of 63. Rick was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 4, 1957 to the late Richard and Theresa “Tessie” Cordova. The family moved to Norwich, Connecticut in 1965. After graduating from Norwich Free Academy Rick enlisted in the Marine’s and traveled to Okinawa, Japan, was stationed in California for a time before driving cross country to settle down in the Norwich area. Rick’s career spanned a variety of positions in the printing industry, before working at Foxwood’s in different positions and handling dispatch for American Ambulance. Rick loved his annual visits with his wife to Newport, Rhode Island, as well as, the many years they traveled to Hawaii. Rick and his wife shared a love of football and their marriage survived despite Ronnie being a Dallas Cowboys fan while Rick was a lifelong NY Giants fan. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Dennis Cordova. He will be missed by his wife; his son, Christopher Cordova, of Norwich, CT; his sister, Beverly Botchis, and her husband, Mathew, of Norwich, CT; his brother, Greg Cordova, and his wife, Nancy, of Colchester, CT; his four nephews, Richard Gale and his wife, Penny, of Willimantic, CT; Mathew Gale and his wife, Kellie, of Colchester, CT; Alex Botchis and his wife, Joy, of Wallingford, CT; Timothy Cordova and his wife, Suzanne, of Colchester, CT; and his niece, Crystal Jahns, and her husband, Dwayne, of Colchester, CT. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Yantic Fire Department, 151 Yantic Road, Yantic, CT 06389 who made numerous trips to Rick’s home over the years and were always patient, attentive and always treated him with kindness.


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Maria Hines

February 15, 2021

I am Rick's mother's cousin...last name Rivera. I remember when he was born; what a beautiful baby! He apparenly grew into a wonderful man. Larry & I send our condplences and wish you all love & peace in this difficult tme.

Sherry Kosma

February 8, 2021

My deepest condolences to you and your family, Ronnie.

Pamela Thibeault

February 8, 2021

Dear Ronnie,
Your my co-worker and a dear friend. I enjoyed Rick's humor many many years ago when he was Jewett City Dispatcher and I was at Troop E Montville. He is remembered and never forgotten.
Peace/Love/ both did it all.

Pam Thibeault

Tiffany Stephenson

February 8, 2021

My condolences to the Cordova/Gale family. You’re all in my prayers
I remember meeting you when I was a kid at the community center then as an adult getting to work with you (our daily Dunkin runs at Foxwoods)Always a gentle giant and laughter that could brighten anyone’s day. Fly high my friend, until we meet again.

Charla McDermott

February 8, 2021

To Ronnie and all the Cordova family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember all the great get togethers when we were in high school. Peace be with all of you. With sympathy and love, Charla Friedman McDermottt

Beverly Friedman-Zellmer

February 7, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of all the Cordova
family. The great friendship and fun times with them and my children.
May Gods Grace grant you and your family comfort and Peace.

Mrs. Beverly Friedman=Zellmer

Norma Wallace

February 7, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss and sending love and prays to you all.
Norma, Aaron, &Jake

Debra (Brown) Messemer

February 7, 2021

I want to tell you that I am deeply sorry for your loss. Rick was a big teddy bear to me always smiling and easy to be around. The Lord our God has brought another angel home. Rick will be missed. My condolences to you his family and friends.

Marion Laroux-Mansour

February 6, 2021

To Ronnie, Bev, Greg, and all the family members, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always cherish all the memories we have from back in High School, all the parties and fun times. I always thought of Rick as a gentle teddy bear. Rest in peace and say hi to Dennis, Cindy, and your parents, until we meet again!

Scott and Amy Boyden

February 6, 2021

Always greeted you with a warm smile and open door. Never made you feel rushed. Conversation could go on for hours as time wandered by. You will be missed.
Love Scott Amy and the girls.