Richard L. Lawson, 74, of Meriden, Ret. Meriden PD, loving husband of Vicki Hicks Lawson, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Meadow Mills in Hamden. He was born in Meriden on November 26, 1945, a son of the late Thomas and Lula Spears Lawson. Besides his wife Vicki he is survived by his son, Bradley Andrews and his fiancee Gabriella Veguilla, daughter, Brittany Andrews, grandson, Liam Andrews, and sister-in-law, Diane Lawson. He is predeceased by his brother, Thomas Lawson Jr. A Memorial Service celebrating Richard's life will be announced and held at a later date.

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  1. He was always so happy. I will always remember how he greeted us all on the way out after a long stressful day. May he Rest In Peace. What a great soul!

  2. I cannot begin to express the sadness I feel for this soul taken too young . Thank you for all the fun summer pool parties at your house. Thank you for always asking are you ok? Thank you for the funniest story about the dog house and most of all thank you for being the great caring friend you always were to me. Rest In Peace Linda Pixton

  3. I knew Richard before he was a police officer. He was a great person. Many memories. You will be missed. Prayers to his family and friends.

  4. I remember him as a police officer he was a good man and officer we had r ups and downs when he was a cop but boy we did have some laughs may u R.I.P Not Forgotton Sir

  5. I worked with Richie for many years at Verizon in Wallingford. He had the best personality and was someone I looked forward to seeing everyday. I miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Officer Lawson you are going to be greatly missed.You were always smiling and if someone needed help you were there. You are gone way to early in life but then again you are with our Lord in heaven.And I am sorry for the beautiful family you left behind. Your friend’s Theresa Sandy and Debbie Wells

  7. Rest In Peace Richie! You could really make us laugh with your crazy sense of humor! You will he dearly missed. Click. Click.

  8. Rest In Peace Ritchie. You did always make people laugh and smile when feeling down. God bless your family through this difficult time. Memories are what we will cherish now.

  9. Richie always had the biggest smile. It was very contiguous when you having an off day. Loved our conversations at Verizon after my shift. God bless

  10. Richie was a wonderful person with a great smile and a bright outlook. Thank you for letting me get to know you.

  11. Richie was always a ray of Sunshine in my life, he will forever hold a special place in my heart Everlasting Peace be with you Rev, Chopper 1 has completed its final mission!!!!

  12. So sorry to hear of his passing. Estelle and I remember all the softball games and tips he gave me. He will be missed by all

  13. To Mr Lawson’s family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I had numerous conversations with the Rev while working at VZW. He was a great person with a huge heart. May he Rest in Peace. Lorraine Cherniak

  14. We were blessed to have Ritchie a part of VZW with us. He was a genuine person with a heart of gold. He will be missed and remembered!

  15. Where do I begin I can say a dad a friend the Reverend rooster so much I am very very saddened that a great person is not lost but home. I have so many great memories with him when we were kids he took us to Riverside, let me put on the siren lights in his police cruiser, his parties at his home and that he invited everybody there so many great wonderful memories that I have and I will cherish them forever. I already miss you , love you big hug and kiss. Daniel Stearns

  16. Dad I’m saddened to hear you passed away. I wish you had a better father daughter bond with me. But it’s to late for all that because God has taken you home. May you Rest In Peace. Love your daughter, Shelly Lawson

  17. I’ve known Leon for many many years, when he lived in the projects with Pat and his children!!! Had so many laughs and good times, his smile and laugh were infectious. Will love and always remember you, my friend. RIP, JANET WARNER

  18. Richie was a bright light full of fun and alittle mischief when he came to support our Tuesday night bowling league. He always had a smile on his face and was ready to high five us whenever we bowled a strike, happily shouting -Boo Yaa! His fun loving presence will be greatly missed. Vicki my heartfelt condolences are with you. Lynell Schwartz

  19. To Vickie Hicks Lawson, I do remember you from high school. I just want to tell you that yours husband was the kindest policeman I worked with when I was a night nurse at the hospital 11-7. So sorry for your loss. Jackie Ryan 210 Crown St. mother of Pat, Kathy, Bo and Kelly.

  20. It was my honor to know The Rev. I worked with him at Verizon and he was an amazing help to me as I pursued and obtained my job as a police officer. Very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

  21. Praying for Strength and Peace for the family. May God continue to bless you all. Mabel Perry Meadow Mills, Hamden, CT

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