Richard Therian

Richard Therian

Monday, March 12th, 1934 Sunday, January 5th, 2020

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Obituary for Richard Donald Therian

Richard D. Therian, 85, of Windsor Locks, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Touchpoints at Chestnut. Born in Windsor Locks, CT on March 12, 1934, he was the son of the late Frank Therian and Minnie (Paganelli) Lenard and was a lifelong resident of Windsor Locks. Richard was a retired Teamster, driving tractor trailer, dump truck and cement mixers most his life. Richard served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War before being honorably discharged. He had a love for NASCAR racing, loved to tend to his garden, and cherished his time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandson, especially Wednesday night spaghetti dinners for over 30 years. He leaves his 2 loving daughters, Diana Dondero of Feeding Hills, MA, Cheryl Cobb and her husband Kenneth of Windsor Locks; 5 grandchildren, Miranda and Alyssa Dondero, Thomas, Kate, and Charlotte Cobb; his great-grandson, C.J. Fitzgibbon; his brother, Bruce Therian of Boston, MA; and his companion of many years, Elaine Gould of Windsor Locks. He was predeceased by his ex-wife, Shirley Therian; and his brother, Frank Therian. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Touchpoints at Chestnut and Masonicare Hospice for their compassion and care. At Richard’s request, services will be held privately. Windsor Locks Funeral Home has care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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Jill minnocci

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Jill M.
Comment | Posted at 08:45pm via Condolence

Darian P. Paganelli

I feel sad that Dick has passed on, but it may be the least painful way for him. I am sure that he is in a better place, now an is not harassed by the rigors of what we refer to as normal today. I was taken aback to find out that Shirley, had passed on a couple years ago, also. feel badly that I missed her passing. Both Shirley and Dick were decent people who lived their lives in accordance with what we refer to as decency and respect for others.. At least they are together again in a better place. Respectfully, Cousin Darian Paganelli for Darian and Robert Paganelli
Comment | Posted at 11:32am via Condolence

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