Thomas Edger Richards, 86, of New Milford, died Sept. 14, 2009.

Mr. Richards was born April 2, 1923, raised in Milford and lived for several years in Shelton.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and served on the USS Pocomoc.

Mr. Richards retired from Cornwall and Patterson in Bridgeport.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Richards; his children and their spouses, Thomas and Kim Richards, Lynn and Russ Mihelic, Mark Richards and Colleen Doyle and Lori and Brett Behan; nine grandchildren, Jake, Kyle, Viki, Brandi, Tiffany, Christie, Justin, Perry, and Kelly. He also had several great-grandchildren.

Private services were held by immediate family.

The Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.