Richard Charles Culliney, 58, of Kondracki Lane, Wallingford passed away May 19, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven on October 16, 1953, a son of the late Lawrence J. and Catherine Gillen Culliney and had resided in North Haven for many years before moving to Wallingford in 2010. Richard was a special person who touched many lives. He is survived by his sister Constance Culliney-Schatzlein and her husband Scott Schatzlein of North Haven, his brothers John L . Culliney of Volcano, HI, Thomas W. Culliney and his wife Eileen Culliney of Cary, NC. He is also survived by an aunt Mary G. Gatter of Wallingford, his neices Rebecca C. Schatzlein of North Haven, Susan M. Culliney of HI, his nephew Aaron S. Culliney of HI, and many cousins. Richard was predeceased by his sister Patricia A. Culliney. He received loving support from many dedicated caregivers through the years, especially those at the Janet Drive Group Home in North Haven and at the Village Green of Wallingford. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Thursday August 2, at 10 am in St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Special Olympics Connecticut, 266 State St., Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517-2232.

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  1. I worked with Richard at Janet Drive for over five years. He was always happy and loved his non-alcoholic beer. I am not sad to hear of his passing because I know he is at peace.

  2. To the Culliney family: On behalf of the Hinchey family (Frank, Angela and Mary Lou) we wish to express our sympathy to the loss of your beloved Richard. Know that we have Richard in our prayers.

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