Richard F. 'Dick' Baehr, age 74, of Hamden, passed away on October 7, 2010. Richard was the loving husband of Faith Ann Cimmino Baehr for 52 years. Born in East Lyme, CT on May 19, 1936, he was the son of the late Larned R. Baehr & Ruth Bates Baehr. Besides his wife he is survived by his devoted children; son, John Richard Baehr & his wife Robbin of Hamden; daughter, Alisa A. Minardi & her husband John of Cheshire; his loving grandson & Best Buddy Christopher Robert Minardi and his loving granddaughter that he adored, Julia Faith Minardi. Richard was a mason by trade, retiring after 40 years from the BrickLayers & Trowel Trades International Union, Local # 1. He was a lifetime resident of Hamden. He played hockey and baseball in his youth for various organizations. He enjoyed many summers in his favorite place, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Richard was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, where he began there as an altar boy. Throughout the years, he built additions to the church rectory and the Rev. Daniel J. Barry Jr High School. He organized rentals of the school for many functions and also helped maintain the facilities. Richard was an active member of the Church Street School PTA, and the Rev. Daniel J. Barry Jr High Home School Association. He was a third degree member of the Mt. Carmel Council of the Knights of Columbus. In his leisure time he was an avid fan of the UCONN Women's Basketball Team. Richard's family would like to thank the staff of Village Green of Wallingford (Brook Hollow) for their love and support during this difficult time. Friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM in St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave. Hamden, and his interment that will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Contributions in Richard's memory may be made to; StandUp2Cancer.org or Stand Up To Cancer, File 1224, 1801 West Olympia Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91199 or call 1.888.907.8263.

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  1. He was a good guy, and a hard working one. He is and remains a role model for his children and grandchildren.

  2. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Love, Jason and Heather Minardi

  3. Dear Faith & Family, Our prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.We lived on Hayward Road and will always remember the three Baehrs. Sincerely, George Keeley Family

  4. Dear Faith, John, Alisa & Family, We wish to extend our thoughts & prayers to you during this difficult time. We will remember Dick fondly & know that he will live forever in the hearts of his family & friends. With love, Joseph & Susan Derbacher, Lisa, Robert & Kolby Matusovich.

  5. Dear Faith, John, and Alisa, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Fondly, David Proto and Stephen Szymanski

  6. Dear Faith, We are in Ireland and read about Dick’s death in the Register. We are sorry for your loss. I too started as an altar boy at Sacrament and lived around the corner for many years. We remember you both fondly. Ron

  7. Faith, John and Alisa, We cherish our memories of Dick and send you our deepest sympathy. Though distance keeps us apart, please know that our thoughts, our prayers and our love are with you. Valerie Russo Buchanan and Sherry Russo (Aunt Sherry)

  8. John & Robin, Please accept our heart-felt condolences. We will keep a thought for him and for you both. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Linda Marholin & Mike Young

  9. To the Baehr family, our deepest condolences. Dick and I go back a lot of years, laid alot of brick togeather. Going to miss stopping by the house when he was out front and talking awhile. Again our deepect symphty. The Sette Family

  10. Dear Faith, John & Alisa, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We go back over 50 years of friendship and have shared so much together and we will miss him dearly. .Rest in peace dear friend.. Love to All, Tiny & Duke

  11. Dear Faith, John & Alisa, With our deepest sympathy I write this note. Dick was one of the best. May God Bless all of you always.

  12. Dear Mrs.Baehr, Alisa, John, and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of wonderful times spent with your family while we were growing up. I know how much you will miss Mr. Baehr. I will pray for your comfort and peace during this difficult time. Sincerely, Laura Johnson

  13. Faith, Florence and I wish to express our deepest condolences. During this difficult time, may you find comfort in God’s love.

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing, I truly enjoyed our conversations at the union hall, he will be missed. Sincerely, Linda Paladino.

  15. To: John,Robin and Family, We were so very sorry we couldn’t be with you today at the mass for your dad because of work. Please know that even though we weren’t standing right beside you, we were there with you in faith and prayers. May God Bless you all and may the fond memories of a Wonderful Father sustain you at this very sad time and always. With All Our Love, Joann and Eric

  16. To John and Robbin, My prayers to you both and your family. We had travel plans for Monday and were unable to attend the service. May it be of some comfort to you to know that others are thinking of you and remembering your father in their prayers.

  17. Dear Faith and family- Was saddened to see the passing of Dick. You were both so strong and he was such a fighter. Hopefully he has found his peace and hopefully you will eventually find peace as well. Sincerely, Sandy (HSR Weds.group)

  18. Dear Faith, John & Robbin, Alisa, John and Christopher, We are sorry that we were not able to offer our condolences in person. Know that we are thinking of all of you at this sad time. We will keep Richard in our memory at future celebrations and know that he will be there in spirit.

  19. Dear Faith, John, Robbin, Alisa, John, Christopher, and Julia- You are all in our thoughts every day and Dick is in our prayers for a speedy ascent to heaven. We hope you take some comfort in knowing he has truly gone home. Love, The Grazioso’s

  20. Dear Faith, John & Robbin, Alisa, John and Christopher, We are sorry that we were not able to offer our condolences in person. Know that we are thinking of all of you at this sad time. We will keep Richard in our memory at future celebrations and know that he will be there in spirit.

  21. Dear Faith, John, Robbin, Alisa, John, Christopher, and Julia- You are all in our thoughts every day and Dick is in our prayers for a speedy ascent to heaven. We hope you take some comfort in knowing he has truly gone home. Love, The Grazioso’s

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