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Meriden, CT 06450
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Richard Reale

Richard Blaise Reale

Tuesday, December 7th, 1971 - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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During a time of such earthly pain, suffering and loss, none who’ve passed were ever more
loved and appreciated than Richard Blaise Reale of Meriden, CT.

Ricky was suddenly and unexpectedly called to the heavens on April 28th, 2020 at the age of

He is survived by his beautiful, intelligent and creative children Hunter Mya and Blaise Austin, affectionately nicknamed “Peanut” and “Bub” by their father and loving mother Crystall Collins Reale. Hunter and Blaise share his unforgettable smile, magnetic personality and luminous spirit. Ricky is also survived by his loving parents Richard and Susan Reale, brother John and his wife Christine Reale, sister Melissa Reale, brother Robert Reale, and several aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great friends who are now members of our extended family.

Ricky was a lifelong resident of Meriden. Throughout his life so beautifully lived, he embraced each day to the absolute fullest. In school he was always among the most well-liked, attracting an ever-growing group of friends who would light up around him, charming all within his reach.

Ricky excelled as an athlete, especially in gymnastics, where he was nationally accomplished. He was passionate about time with his friends, music, and adventure, especially those associated with the outdoors. In the winters, his abilities as a gymnast made him a natural talent on skis and as a local pioneer of snowboarding. He also became an avid fisherman and hunter, though never just for the sake of sport. The peace and beauty he found in nature as well as the thrill of the hunt became something so treasured that he eventually named his firstborn child Hunter, who along with her younger brother Blaise, he loved more than anything.

Ricky began his ascent into master carpentry at age 14, as an apprentice at a local woodworking shop. Graduating from Wilcox Tech, he worked his way up the construction ranks to running top tier crews for regional developers and eventually founding Reale Building and Remodeling. A cunning craftsman and caring, lovable friend with insatiable work ethic, Ricky would help anyone however he could in work and life with energy befitting his middle name. His humility and generosity were boundless, which are carried through his passing with his selfless gift of organ donation.

Ricky will be dearly missed by so many. Ray of light. Mojo craftsman. Builder of Joy.

A celebration of Rick’s life and legacy will be planned and shared at a later date when we can gather safely.

The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden is entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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Robert Kathleen Celentano

Posted at 12:02pm
Robert & Kathleen Celentano Dear Sue and Rick.... sending our deepest condolences to you and your family, God bless your son and his family, our prayers for you both you and Rick,s family....


Ani Liggett

Posted at 03:27pm
Dear Rick and Susan. I am so sad to learn of your loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you from Colorado. Having lost a son of my own I can feel your pain. Thinking of you both as you go through this awful journey.
Ani Liggett

Crystall Reale

Posted at 12:01pm
Where do I even begin? I’ve been with Rick longer than I haven’t! My entire life is a memory with Rick! Still can’t believe he’s not going to grow old with us! Rest assure, I will keep you alive in our children’s hearts and I will make sure they never forget you. Please guide me in making all the parenting decisions necessary. Hunter and Blaise now have a guardian angel looking out for them, and we will all incredibly miss you, Rick. You mean the world to us, you are our only.

James & Susan Canning

Posted at 04:39pm
Dear Rick and family-
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
Jim, Susan and Michael Canning

Jean mcadam

Posted at 01:55pm
Rick & Sue and Family,
Our hearts go out to all of you during this heartbreaking loss. We are sorry that we are not home at this time, to support you.
We are quarantined in Maine. We saw the beautiful obituary, beautiful smile. I just waved to him the day before we left. Shocked when we heard the news. We are thinking of you all, Rick and Sue let people help you in this difficult time.


Jeannie and Betsy

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