Colebrook: Richard John Kemp, 70, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at his home. Born in Torrington, February 15, 1949, he was the son of the late John F. and Mildred A. (Gronski) Kemp, he had lived in this area all of his life. He had attended local schools, was a graduate of The Gilbert School, class of 1967 and received an Associate Degree from NWCCC. He was a Marine Corps Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. Shortly after his discharge, he was hired by the Town of Winchester where he worked for 42 years. He was Chief Operator of the Waste Water Treatment Plant when he retired in 2018. Richard was a devoted and long time member of BPOE #844 in Winsted and the Avon Fish and Game Club. He loved wildlife, fly and ice fishing, hunting, enjoyed cold weather, and the Boston Red Sox. His survivors include his sister, Nancy (Bruce) Zepke of Stratford, a niece, Julie (Ken) Krug of Hartsdale, NY; cousins Barbara Morris and Kara Bonci of New York, Diane Beebe of Barkhamsted, Mary Joyce of Wallingford and many friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church in Winsted, burial to follow in St. Joseph new Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call on Friday February 21 from 4 - 6 PM at the Maloney Funeral Home 55 Walnut Street, Winsted. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or to St. Labre Indian School, P.O. Box 216, Ashland, MT 59003.
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