Obituary for Sterling Richardson Jr.
Sterling P. Richardson Jr. of Meriden, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. He is the beloved husband of sixty-four years to Victoria (Gugliotti) Richardson and son of the late Sterling and Mae (Hildreth) Richardson of Meriden. He was born on July 18, 1929 in Sag Harbor, New York and raised in East Hampton, New York. He moved to Meriden in 1947. He was employed for many years by Dominel Press and later employed by the Department of Defense, United States Army, as a Staff Operations and Training Specialist of the 1031st U.S. Army Reserve Forces School in West Hartford. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves until he retired in 1989 as Sargent Major. He retired from the Department of the Army in 1993, with a combined forty-two years of service. He served in the Korean War with Distinguished Service from 1952 – 1953. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 585, Antique Veterans, Post #1, Knights of Columbus Council # 2 and the West Point Retired Army Club. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Sterling is survived by a son, Keith and his wife, Helen (Felice) Richardson of Cheshire; a daughter, Sondra and her husband Peter Kennedy of Fairfield; a daughter Mary Richardson of New Britain, and six grandchildren, Peter and Taylor Kennedy, Katie and Matthew Richardson, Vivian Gay and Gregory Rose. He was predeceased by his brothers Edmund Richardson of Naples FL and Hildreth Richardson of Meriden.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden and at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish, Mount Carmel Campus for a Mass of Christian Burial with Father David Borino officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning prior to the service from 9 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Antique Veterans C/O Meriden Senior Center, 22 West Main Street, Meriden, CT 06451. The family would like to thank the medical staff and all of the caregivers at Hartford Hospital for the wonderful and compassionate care they gave to Sterling and his family during his final three weeks of life.