Carol Durand
B: 1947-02-06
D: 2020-11-26
View Details
Durand, Carol
Julius Ruggiero
B: 1921-11-11
D: 2020-11-26
View Details
Ruggiero, Julius
Paul Gratta
B: 1951-06-24
D: 2020-11-25
View Details
Gratta, Paul
Joyce Ragozzino
B: 1932-09-28
D: 2020-11-24
View Details
Ragozzino, Joyce
Robert Sambone
B: 1922-05-08
D: 2020-11-23
View Details
Sambone, Robert
Helen Johnson
B: 1924-02-13
D: 2020-11-22
View Details
Johnson, Helen
Eugenio Ricciardi
B: 1934-03-03
D: 2020-11-21
View Details
Ricciardi, Eugenio
Zenon Morales
B: 1936-08-12
D: 2020-11-20
View Details
Morales, Zenon
Doris Burgess
B: 1923-01-17
D: 2020-11-19
View Details
Burgess, Doris
Alice Haffner
B: 1923-10-22
D: 2020-11-17
View Details
Haffner, Alice
Rose Bertrand
B: 1941-03-11
D: 2020-11-17
View Details
Bertrand, Rose
David Parke
B: 1922-11-19
D: 2020-11-13
View Details
Parke, David
Guy Scarpa
B: 1939-02-24
D: 2020-11-10
View Details
Scarpa, Guy
Gloria Lorenzo
B: 1929-01-12
D: 2020-11-07
View Details
Lorenzo, Gloria
G. Hergott
B: 1930-04-30
D: 2020-11-07
View Details
Hergott, G.
Jimmy Elbert
B: 1943-01-11
D: 2020-11-05
View Details
Elbert, Jimmy
Harold, Tex, Cowboy Bell
B: 1963-11-18
D: 2020-11-05
View Details
Bell, Harold, Tex, Cowboy
Lorna Orsini
B: 1927-03-05
D: 2020-11-03
View Details
Orsini, Lorna
Shirley Juaire
B: 1931-04-09
D: 2020-11-03
View Details
Juaire, Shirley
Terence Murphy
B: 1941-09-05
D: 2020-10-30
View Details
Murphy, Terence
Gaetana Privitera
B: 1932-05-02
D: 2020-10-28
View Details
Privitera, Gaetana


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
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
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Richard Fuqua, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Richard Fuqua

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Richard's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Richard's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


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.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Richard L. Fuqua, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 11:00am
    Parker A.M.E. Zion church
    1280 North Broad St.
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    State Veterans Cemetery
    317 Bow Lane
    MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Richard here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Richard
1 tree has been planted in memory of Richard L. Fuqua

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

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

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.

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.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Richard Fuqua — Plant a Tree Now

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 🙏🏼❤️

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each