Richard Candela, 76, of Hamden, husband of the late Beverly Richitelli Candela, passed away on October 19, 2018. He was born in New Haven on January 2, 1942 to the late Anthony and Eva Lupoli Candela. He is survived by his loving daughter Rebecca Candela (Aaron Bacchi), brother Wayne Candela (Anna Marie), sister Donna Canestri (Caesar), and granddaughter Francesca Bacchi. After graduating from Notre Dame High School and then Quinnipiac College, Richard went on to work as an Accountant for Ernst & Ernst and then Bailey, Moore, Glayzer, Schaeffer & Proto for over 30 years. In his free time he enjoyed golfing, reading and puzzles. Above all else he adored spending time with his family, especially his beautiful baby granddaughter Francesca. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday October 24 at 10am in St. Mary Cemetery, Whitney Ave. Hamden. Memorial contributions in Richard's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or by going to .

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  1. Dear Donna, Caesar, and Family: Though there are no words of consolation Jack and I want you to know how sorry we feel about Dickie’s passing. We do know that the bond among sisters and brothers (often our mentors) can never be broken. Accepting the reality is a long process. Remember deep love, deep pain.
    Sadly, Jack and Marie Deme.

  2. My deepest sympathy to the children and other family members of Dick. I worked for several years with Dick and knew Bev very well. They are together now. Rest in Peace.

  3. I knew Dick for some 25 to 30 years from Bally’s & most recently LA Fitness, I would always look forward to getting to gym @ about 5:40 on Tuesday & Thursdays because I knew Dick would be there as I was coming so we could talk baseball. I always thought Dick was a Yankee fan but this past summer I learned he was a SF Giant fan, just the same we always talked baseball during baseball season
    until the fall when we would talk Giant football. I will very much miss seeing Dick every Tuesday & Thursday.

    I was shocked & saddened to learn of his passing this morning, he was a kind & quite man who, like me, was a creature of habit who loved & adored his daughter & family. I will truly miss Dick

    With deepest sympathy,
    Dave Rodnick

  4. Rebecca,

    Your father was a great man. He was kind to me when he trained me more than 30 years ago. I have the fondest, and most laughable memories. He talked of you often, and loved watching you mature. He had your artwork on his walls in his office. There is never enough time, my regrets are never getting to thank him for his wisdom, deepest of care, and injection of humor. We could all benefit from reflecting on your father, and trying to model our behavior in his style. Deepest Sympathy, Paul R. Perrotti – LaGrange Ga.

  5. Hello, Carlene! I have fond memories of both Dick and Beverly. Bev and I were office mates and I was privy to their first blush of attraction to one another. It’s a wonder we got any work done! They were wonderful people and Bev and I stayed in touch over the years. My deepest sympathy.

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