Richard John Julian, 76, of Colchester CT passed away July 15, 2020. He was born on November 8, 1943 Hartford, CT, where he would remain until he met the love of his life Jacqueline. They would move to Colchester where they would raise their three children Lisa, Richie, Steven and granddaughter Shauna. Richard in his early days was a Colchester Constable and he was a member of the local fire department for many years. He retired from Local 33 Insulators union in recent years. Spending time with his family especially his grandchildren was something that would bring a smile to his face. He would spend most of his days at Broadway Auto with his dear friend Tom and the crew. He also found relaxation in sitting on his back porch in the fresh air. He loved animals of wild nature who found him trusting and would come onto the porch for him to hand feed. This became a daily interest to him. Richard recently moved to Summerville, SC, to be there for the expected arrival of his new great grandchild. Although his time in SC did not last long, he was able to meet Kynlee and spent many nights on facetime talking to her.
He is predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline and son, Richard Julian. He is survived by his sister Linda and her husband Joseph Pereira of Newington, Sister Dianne Papacostas of New Britain, Daughter Lisa Slade and husband Jeff Slade of Oakdale, Son Steven and wife Sandra Julian of Summerville SC, Grandchildren; Shauna Julian of Boynton Beach FL, Emily Slade of Watervliet NY, Tanner Slade of Oakdale, Nathan Julian of Summerville, Carina Julian of Summerville, and Great Granddaughter Kynlee Julian also of Summerville.
Dad/Papa you have no idea how much you will be missed but we know mom finally did not walk away. We are so grateful for your willingness to fight and you taught us until the end that you are the strongest person we will ever know. Give mom/mammy and Richie a kiss from all of us.
Services for Richard and Richie are tentatively scheduled for late September when family can safely travel. Please visit www.belmontfh.com, for service updates and to leave condolences for the family.
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