Meriden - Richard F. Reiske 76, husband of Anne Ivers Reiske passed away on Tuesday, July 27 at MidState Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1927 in Meriden a son of the late Frances and Mary (Coffey) . Richard worked in the Finance Department for the City of Meriden until his retirement in 1991. He attended the Pequot Business School and was a volunteer for the Maryheart Crusaders. Besides his wife Anne, he leaves three sons, Lee Reiske and his companion Bill Cusano of Meriden, Tom and his wife Shelly Reiske of Alabama and Chad and his wife Mandi Reiske of Alabama and a sister, Elaine LaButis of Meriden. He also leaves four grandchildren, Erica, Madison, Hunter and Ryan Reiske all of Alabama, several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 31 at 10:30am at St. Joseph's Church, West Main St., Meriden. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Britain. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Friday, July 30 from 4-9pm. The family wishes to thank Dr. Cliff Dreschler-Martel and the staff of Pavilion D at MidState Medical Center for the wonderful care given and the compassion they showed Rich during his illness. To send a condolence see obituary at : www.beecherandbennett.com.

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  1. all the staff and ladies of Trumbull st. are wishing Ann comfort during this difficult time, we are all with you Ann and family

  2. I worked in the City Clerk\’s office when Richard tended the mail room.. He was always so friendly and helpful.. He often stopped to talk..and some of the conversations are still fresh in my mind after all these years.. I know what a trememdous faith he had..and remember him telling me of the tradition of visiting all the churches..I believe on Holy Thursday.. I remember also that he ordered a Hummel Nativity..which gave me the idea..of doing the same for my Niece when she married.. .Some people come into our lives leave footprints ..in our hearts…and are never forgotten…..Richard was one of those people.. My Sympathy to all of you!!! Sincerely..Marie

  3. My deepest sympathy to you all. I worked with Rich at City Hall for many years and he was a bit of sunshine in everyday. Always willing to go beyond his duties to help when he could. He will be forever in my thoughts & prayers.

  4. The Reiske Family- Anne, Tom, Lee, and Chad it\’s been a while since we last lived near each other back on North Second Street. I have fond memories of your dad Rich when we were kids and seeing him when our father passed away. Seeing you Anne and Rich brought many memories back from the old days. I\’m deeply saddened over his passing but I\’m sure Richard felt at peace that he left behind a family he cherished and most importantly loved. He was a good father, husband, friend, grandfather as was his character. May he rest in peace and let God shine the perpetual light upon his face forever. The Reiske family are in my thoughts and prayers, and may God bless you all. Our Deepest Sympathy Elmer Gonzalez & Family

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