Richard E. Cuff Sr.

November 4, 1953September 19, 2021

Richard E. Cuff I., 67, of Meriden and formerly of Milford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021 after a brief illness. Richard was born in Milford on November 4, 1953 and was the son of the late William and Catherine (Kissel) Cuff. Richard was a retired tool-maker who loved to create tools and also collect them. It was his passion. He loved wood working, camping, working on his Jeeps, and antique shopping, trips to Vermont and New Hampshire and anywhere just be outdoors with his family. Sleepovers with his grandkids and scary movie nights meant the most to him. Richard was also a devout football fan and also Springfield College where his late son Richard II played football. After retirement, Richard was a paint specialist in the paint department at the Orange Home Depot. Ricard is survived by his daughters, Sarah Cuff of Meriden, and Stacy Peracchio and son in law James. He is also survived by his very special grandchildren, Logan, Mia, Gianna, James, and Richard III., his niece Kelly Harrigan and nephew Brian Harrigan and also his great nephew Grayson Richard. Richard also leaves behind his brother William Cuff of Milford, and his sister Clare Harrigan and her husband Kevin also of Milford, his former spouse, Tina Martin-Barry of Southington and by his daughter-in-law Rachel Cuff, and also by his furry feline companion, Pharoh. Richard was pre-deceased by his son Richard II, and by his twin siblings William S. and Donna Marie. A service for Richard will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM in the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Street, Southington, CT 06489. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his son. Calling hours will be on Monday, September 27, 2021 from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in Richardโ€™s memory may be made to the ASPCA, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018. To leave an online condolence or for directions, please visit


  • Calling Hours

    Monday, September 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Richard E. Cuff Sr.

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Stephen Porpora

October 6, 2021

I worked with Rich at The Home Depot in Orange and was glad I did. I knew little about paint and he took the time to train me well. I considered him a friend and am sad that he passed away too soon. We spoke about a month ago and I have been praying for him since I was informed about his death. My condolences to his family.

Michele Arsenault

September 30, 2021

So many memories... You'll always be a part of me... ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Š

Linn Moyles

September 26, 2021

My sincere sympathy to all of the Cuff family for your very sad loss. Wishing you peace and comfort.
Linn Moyles (Joel's Mom)

Cheryl Ziegler

September 25, 2021

I am so sad to hear of Dickie's passing. My heart breaks for Stacy and Sarah and his precious grandchildren. We spoke often and his grandchildren were the light of his life. I pray you all find peace.

Love Cheryl