MERIDEN - Richard G. Brandl, 65, husband of Arla Chase Brandl, died Monday, April 7, 2008 at MidState Medical Center. Born in Meriden on Nov. 3, 1942, he was the son of the late Searl and Bernice Reynolds Brandl. He had been employed as a lead installer at Alcheel-Lucent, was a member of the French Club and Masonic Lodge. He was in the U.S. Navy stationed on the USS Helleana. He was an avid golfer. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Richie Brandl of Stamford; four stepdaughters, Anne Andrews and her husband, John of Meriden, Laura Longley and her husband, Donald of Middlefield, Joyce Larouche and her husband, John of Madison, Me and Janet Mickens of Meriden; eight grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lorraine Gihez. Relatives and friends may call Thursday, April 10 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Beecher and Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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  1. My Dear Cousin Richie… Great memories of you, and each one brings a smile. I hadn’t seen you for years, and always hoped one day we’d meet again.. Well… I will always see you as I’ve always seen you — with that grin, that suggested you saw something before the rest of us could see it. Was that it? Or did you just have more fun? You’ll never be forgotten by anyone who came near you at any time. This I know. To your son and wife and the rest of your family — I am very sorry for your loss. Your cousin, Dale Reynolds

  2. Paying respects to Richard’s cousin, Dale Reynolds of London, England, who remembers his cousin Richie as a bit reckless, and funny, a man who did some things for a laugh and nothing out of malice.

  3. There are few words that can be said at a moment like this and even fewer when the man is your Uncle, My prayers go out to his family and to his son Richie, may you finally find peace with your father. love and prayers your cousin Jean

  4. You wonderful smile and great personality will be missed by everyone that met you. Dick could see why I said you were a great brother-in-law, when he met you at Muni. We don’t travel from FL any more, But our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.God Bless, Pat & Dick Papke Lakeland, FL

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