Richard A. Massey of Branford passed away on February 6, 2008 at the Hospital of Saint Raphael surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Deborah Perry Massey. Born in New Haven, November 14, 1945, son of the late Clayton E. and Henrietta Massey. He was the father of Jason E. Massey of Branford and devoted grandfather of Jason E. Massey, Jr. Also survived by his brother David E. Massey (Charlene) of Madison and many other loving family members. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden in care of private arrangments. Memorial donations in Richards name may be sent to the charity of one's choice.

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  1. Dear Deb ~ I am so saddened to hear that Richard passed away. Our hearts are heavy for you. Please know you are in our thoughts, always. Love, Jan

  2. Dear Debbie, Sorry to learn of Richard’s death. He was a good friend, and someone I have known since he was born.

  3. Debbie & Jason, We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Richard. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Love to you all, Tiffanie, John, & Children xoxoxox Deb- I have many wonderful memories with Uncle Richard as a little girl. I will cherish those forever!!

  4. Debbie and Jason, We are so sorry for your loss. Richie was like a second father to me when I was growing up. He taught me everything I know about fishing & hunting. I’ll never forget the all night blue fish tournaments at the store. We are thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

  5. Debbie, Jason & Jason Jr., We are so very sorry to hear about Richard. He was such a good man. We’ll miss him at the bus stop. Please know you have friends you can lean on.

  6. Debbie, Jason & Jason, Jr. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy on your loss and want you to know you are in our prayers. Sincerely, Judy & Ernie Creta

  7. Debbie, Jason and family I am so sad to hear Rich passed away. Those childhood fishing memories at Aunt Henrietta’s and the ‘T.L.C.’ he gave to crafting a custom fishing rod I asked him to make for my boyfriend will be fondly remembered. May you find comfort and strength in one another during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love

  8. Debbie, Jason, Dave & Charlene, Our hearts are so very sad for you all. Joyce DeAngelo Dick DeAngelo Dave & Nancy(DeAngelo)Kyder

  9. Debbie, So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  10. Debbie, We were very sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. May he rest in peace. You and Jason are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The DeMorro’s

  11. Jay and The Massey Family, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. My deepest sympathies.

  12. We wish to send you our deepest condolences. If you need anything feel free to give us a call.

  13. With our deepest sympathy for the loss of Rich. Knowing Rich as young child and growing up with your family is a memory that I will continue to cherish. Fondly, Todd and Janice Florio

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