On Monday, Monday March 15th, 2021, Richard “Dick” Michael Famiglietti, loving husband, father of two children and grandfather of four grandsons passed away at the age of 73.
Dick was born on August 6, 1947 in Waterbury, CT to Richard and Agnes (Bakanauskas) Famiglietti. Dick received his business degree in 1969 from Providence College in Rhode Island. After college, Dick joined the army in 1970 where he was stationed in Fort Louis in Washington. He attained the rank of Lieutenant and was honorably discharged in 1974. While stationed in Washington, he met the love of his life, Connie. On December 30, 1971, he married Connie Beyers in Takoma, Washington.
In 1974, seeking an adventure, Dick and Connie moved to Australia. They stayed for 3 years, creating memories that lasted a lifetime, including the birth of their daughter, Gina in 1975. In 1976, they returned to the US and settled in Southbury CT. In 1978, his family grew with the birth of their son, Michael.
Dick had a distinguished career in business. He had a long career at Naugatuck Glass, serving most of those years as Vice President of Sales. While working at Naugatuck Glass, Dick completed his MBA at UConn. Later Dick joined the board of directors for Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan. In 2002, Dick purchased CM Property Management which he owned until his retirement in 2016.
Dick was community minded and volunteered with Rotary, United Way, was a Deacon and member of the United Church of Christ in Southbury and served on the Board of Finance in Woodbury.
Dick was an avid outdoorsman. He was member at Bristol Fish and Game where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved spending time on Lake Zoar boating and swimming near his home which he built with his father. Once retired, Connie and Dick enjoyed their retirement years in the Villages, Florida.
Dick is survived by his wife Connie, his two children Gina and Michael, their spouses, Andrew Smedley, Tegan (Carroll) Famiglietti and four grandchildren Declan, Ryan, Logan and Gavin who adoringly called him “Pop Pop”. He is also survived by his sister, Kathy (Famiglietti) Wilson, her husband Gerry Wilson and their two sons, Bob and Len; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Yale, Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 20, 2021 at Munson Lovetree in Southbury, CT from 10:00am – 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:
Companion Pet Rescue
522 N Georges Hill Rd, Southbury, CT 06488
Southbury Food Bank
88 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488
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