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88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676
Richard Fuqua

Richard L. Fuqua

Monday, October 3rd, 1932 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Richard L. Fuqua, 87, beloved husband of the late Shirley W. Fuqua passed away on Friday February 7, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Soperton, Georgia on October 3, 1932 he was the eldest son of the late Ira and Hazel Fuqua. Richard resided in Meriden for most of his life. Mr. Fuqua owned his own carpet cleaning business for over 50 years. He was the supervisor of Pratt Cottage at Long Lane School for Boys as well as a longtime employee and friend of Hunters Ambulance. Richard was a member of Parker AME Zion Church.

Mr. Fuqua was on the trustee board for Parker AME Zion Church, President of the Lay Counsel and a member of Kiwanis. He was the Director of Midstate Behavioral Health System from 1998 to 1999 as well as the Vice Chair from 1998 to 2003.

Richard is survived by his son, David Fuqua and his wife Cathie; his daughters, Iris Fuqua and Jessica Ware; his seven grandchildren, Kamryn, Cayden, Brendon, Jordan, Raven, Jayden and Falon; his five great-grandchildren, Avery, Teyton, Delia, Xavier and Cain; his sisters, Gloria, Iradell, Mary, Marion and Pat and his brothers, Willie, Henry, Gene and Charles. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his sister Lois.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St, Meriden CT 06450 on Thursday, February 20th from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and proceed to Parker AME Zion Church for a funeral service commencing at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Parker A.M.E. Zion church
    Address
    1280 North Broad St.
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Interment

    Location
    State Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    317 Bow Lane
    MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
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Debra Belancik

Posted at 12:23pm
Richard was a beautiful person. We shared a commission post for the City of Meriden. He was very well like by everyone.
I’m so sorry for your loss of a great man.
Debra Belancik
Meriden
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mary helming

Posted at 09:11am
Mr. Fuqua was a wonderful man. I was always amazed how hard he worked at his carpet cleaning business well into his golden years. He was always so very kind and conscientious when he did carpet cleaning at my house, and his work was so thorough. He made sure his work was done perfectly! More importantly, he was a very good Christian man and it was an honor to work with him. May God bless and comfort his family as only He can, and may Mr. Fuqua be at peace with his loved ones in Heaven.
Mary Helming, PhD, APRN
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Linda McFadden

Posted at 11:05am
My sincere condolences to Iris and David and family of Mr. Fuqua. I will miss you Mr. Fuqua at Parker AME Zion Church as my brother in Christ. He was a very dedicated, friendly and stoic individual. May you Rest in Peace until we meet again Mr. Fuqua.
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Sherry Trapp

Posted at 06:04pm
With loving memories of "Richard Fuqua", I was Richards bookkeeper for years when he had his restoration business. We had a lot of fun together.
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Millie Lopez

Posted at 01:08pm
Mr Fuqua you were an amazing man father grandfather and friend. When I first met you your smile shined always a perfect gentleman. You were a pillar to your community. I love your family and you were a a part of it. I wish I was there to comfort my best friend Iris and your grandchildren Jayden Falon and Raven.
RIP Dad till we meet again forever in our hearts 🙏🏼❤️
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