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Richard (Dick) F. White Jr.

February 1, 1934 ~ June 17, 2018 (age 84)

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Richard (Dick) Francis White, Jr., 84, of Waterbury, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

He was born in Waterbury on February 1, 1934, the son of the late Richard F. White, Sr., and Anna Marion (Dowling) White.

Richard graduated from Crosby High School in Waterbury, and proudly went on to earn a degree from Providence College in RI. He then enlisted in the United States Army Artillery, and served in Germany for two years. Upon his return home, he began working for SNET/SBC and ATT, where he remained until his retirement. 

After retiring, Richard worked at Colasanto Funeral Home in Waterbury for many years, until the age of 81. He was well-respected and well-liked, and was considered an extremely valuable employee and Friend. 

Dick White's good looks, charismatic charm, and quick wit earned him many friends and fans within the community and beyond.  He was fun, smart, and adventurous, and his love of people and life made him a pleasure to be around. 

He was always on the go, often attending concerts at the Ridgefield Playhouse where he held a season pass, or off to visit the casinos that he enjoyed so much. Many times, he would accompany a group or invite friends to join him on these excursions, and if you were lucky enough to be one of his guests, you were guaranteed of having a great time and being caught up in his irresistibly infectious good sense of humor.

It is with a Heavy Heart that we say goodbye to Richard. He was a Bright Light, and will be Greatly Missed by All.

Richard is survived by his sister, Katherine A. (White) Cavanugh, of Waterbury, and her children, Michael Cavanugh and Maryanne Kalush, his brother, John (Jack) E. White and his wife Joan, of CA, and their children, John J. White, Christopher R. White, and David M. White. He is also survived by several great-nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother-in-law Michael Cavanugh.

A Funeral Service will be held at Colasanto Funeral Home, 932 Bank St, Wtby, on Friday, June 22, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am,  followed by an 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Leo the Great Church, 14 Bentwood Drive, Wtby. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, 2324 E Main St, Wtby.

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 Service Information

June 22, 2018

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Colasanto Funeral Home
932 Bank St.
Waterbury, CT 06708

Mass of Christian Burial
June 22, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Leo The Great Church
14 Bentwood Dr.
Waterbury, CT 06705

Burial to follow
June 22, 2018

12:30 PM
Calvary Cemetery
2324 East Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06705

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