Richard Wallace Leach, “Dick”, 71, of Montville and formerly of Hebron, widower of the late Betty Carol (Montgomery) Leach, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 after a long, courageous battle with prostate cancer. Born June 15, 1946 in Lynn, MA, he was the son of the late Edmond and Iva (Holbrook) Leach. He was a 1965 graduate of RHAM High School in Hebron. In August of that year, he enlisted in the Navy, serving proudly during the Vietnam War and was a Life Member of the VFW for his service. During his enlistment, he and Betty were married in June of 1968 and shared 34 years together before she predeceased him on October 11, 2002. Mr. Leach had worked as a draftsman for many years – early on at Electric Boat and then for Computer Science Corp. until his retirement. Dick was an avid genealogy buff as well as a collector of a wide variety of items, from coins, stamps and model planes to name a few. He was also a die-hard fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and UCONN Womens’ Basketball. He leaves four children (and their spouses), Carrie-Ann and Jeffrey Kaylor, Cynthia and Leon Moore, James Leach and Liz Deleon and Patric and Robbie Corbeil; eight grandchildren, Jourdon Wucik, Andrew and Lucas Kaylor, Kelsey Weaver, Landon and Logan Moore, Anthony and Gavin Leach and Rufio Corbeil; five siblings, Linda Scavetta, Bill, Steve and Bob Leach and Terry Scott; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Sandy Corey. Services will be held Saturday (April 7th) with visitation from 9:30 – 11 AM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, before an 11:30 AM Graveside Service with military honors at the New Hebron Cemetery, Wall St. (Rte. 316), Hebron. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Relay for Life SECT “Betty Boopers” team online at
ACS Relay for Life "Betty Boopers"