Richard Edward Walton

July 19, 1958September 5, 2020

Richard E. Walton, 62, of Harwinton, passed away on September 5, 2020. He was the loving husband of Margaret (Hughes) Walton.

Richard was born in Southington on July 19, 1958 to the late William and Gertrude (Pierce) Walton. As a young boy Richard loved traveling with his family to Seal Harbor, ME where it really was Walton’s Mountain – there were aunts, uncles, and cousins on every corner. There he enjoyed visiting his grandparents and playing with his cousins long into the summer evenings.

For many years he worked as a supervisor at Apex Machine Tool Company in Farmington.

He loved dogs and over the years rescued Australian Shepherds, whom he gave wonderful forever homes to. He will be missed especially by Hudson, who was his last lucky pup.

Richard also loved to sing and play his guitar -- he loved singing while taking a ride in the car, mowing the lawn, or taking a shower. He also liked to “add” his own words which were pretty funny to anyone listening. He had a great sense of humor, and he loved to slip in a joke and wait for the reaction. He enjoyed reading and always had a book nearby. Above all else he loved his children, taking them on adventures, creating lifetime memories and on occasion a nightmare.

In addition to his wife Margaret, Richard is survived by his children Jennifer Archambault & her husband Charles of Moodus, Joshua E. Walton & his wife Elizabeth of Palmdale, CA, Clinton Walton-DePaolo & his wife Anouk of Sandyhook, and Shannon Frey of Harwinton; his grandchildren Tallis Archambault, and Nathan & Bastien DePaolo; his sister Mary Jane Walton of Southington; his nephew William Walton and his children of Deep River; and his niece Kelly Walton of Bangor, ME.

Richard was loved and will be missed by Dimitri Zahariadis, Michael Hughes and his wife Elizabeth, and his grandchildren Samantha, Andrew, and Benjamin Hughes.

In addition to his parents, Richard is predeceased by his brother William Walton.

Burial will be at a later date in Seal Harbor, ME, at the convenience of his family. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home in Southington has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences please visit


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John Hussey

September 13, 2020

I had many years of good memories working with Rich. Great guy and always a help with any issues. So sorry to hear and rest in peace.

Joan Boggus

September 10, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Rit passing my condolences to his family I haven't seen him since high school I often remembered him we are the same age he was July 19, 1958 and mine is July 21,1958 . I even dated him a few times but just stayed friends after then I got married after high school and we lost track of him I am happy he had a good life and family for the family im deeply sorry.Yes as all said too young.
Sincerely Mrs. Joan Surdam Boggus

Beatrice Brush

September 9, 2020

I grew up next door to Rit, Billy and Janey. It was an awesome neighborhood. I remember hanging out by the fence that separated the properties. We would chat, or he’d be swimming in his pool and we would be in ours. Rit was always polite to the adults and willing to help others.
I also knew Rit in high school when he was dating Jens Mom. She and I were classmates.
Rit, now your journey has taken you to be with your Parents and Brother. Say hi to my sister and brother and my wife. Y’all can sit around and chat. ❤️
You are gone too soon. Just like so many others.

Dee Ripley

September 9, 2020

I only met Rit once through his wife Margaret. My condolences to his wife and family. May he rip

Pat Winergar

September 8, 2020

RIT was very handy and ready to pitch in and fix some thing when needed. We had fun going to star struck years ago and singing and enjoying the atmosphere. I am so sorry he passed away and love and prayers to all of his family.
Pat Winegar

Theodora Boris

September 8, 2020

Peter and I would like to send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Margaret and Rit’s extended family.
Rit will be missed by all the lives he touched in any way. May the memories shared offer comfort at this time.

Memory Eternal

Peter and Teddi Boris
South Beach, Oregon

Mary Walton

September 8, 2020

Rit you were a very special brother. You were always there to help me and got me through many difficult times. You loved your family and I know you will still watch over us from heaven

Kathy Daniels

September 8, 2020

RIP, Rit. Many wonderful memories with a very good man. Your humor, intelligence and quick wit kept everyone on their toes, without a doubt! I'm very happy you found your soul mate, with Maggie. I'm sad for his loved ones, of a one of a kind man. Rest easy now, Rit. Godspeed.

Jennifer Archambault

September 8, 2020

I miss you so much dad.. I miss your funniness sometimes weirdness. I will miss the way you used to sing to me..jenny Lee Jenny Lee.... i love my Jenny lee... i wish we made more time for each other and made even more good memories.. i will cherish the ones that are forever in my heart.. love you always..

Your daughter,

Jenny Lee

Betty + Mike Marotti

September 8, 2020

RIP Rit, Thank you for giving my sister 10 happy, loving, and definitely memorable years. You both had TRUE LOVE❤️❤️❤️ You will be sadly missed, and always happily remembered ❤️❤️❤️❤️


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