Thomas Richards, 86, was World War II veteran

Thomas Edger Richards, 86, of New Milford, died Sept. 14, 2009. He was the husband of Suzanna Richards.

Mr. Richards was born April 2, 1923. He was 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.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Richards is survived by his children and their spouses, Thomas and Kim Richards, Lynn and Russ Mihelic, Mark Richards and Colleen Doyle, and Lori and Brett Behan; eight grandchildren, Jake, Kyle, Viki, Brandi, Tiffany, Christie, Justin and Perry; and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kelly.

Private services were held by immediate family.

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