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Richard S. Simko

May 20, 1934 ~ June 27, 2019 (age 85)

Richard S. Simko, age 85, of Colchester, and formerly of Monroe, passed away on June 27, 2019.  He was born in Stratford, CT on May 20, 1934, a son of the late Joseph and Ann (Facsko) Simko.  He married his beloved wife Virginia Schiro on May 6, 1967.  She survives him.  Richard was a proud veteran, having served with the US Air Force.  He later earned a Bachelors Degree and went on to work as an Engineer for Textron/AVCO.  He retired several years ago after a successful career.  Richard was a man of strong faith, for many years he was a member of the Knights of Columbus at the St. John XXIII Council in Monroe, and later a member of the Spellman Council in Colchester. He will be remembered as a sociable and friendly man who enjoyed working with his hands while tilling his garden, and had a talent for music; He had a gift for playing the organ and was a former member of the CT Valley Theater Organ Society. In addition to his loving wife Virginia of 52 years, he leaves to mourn his loss, his daughter Michelle and her husband Richard Linane of Colchester; two grandchildren, Richard, Jr. and Rebecca; and many extended family members and friends.  Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd from 5 – 7 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester.  The funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 3rd at 11 AM    directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester.   Burial will be private.  Donations in his memory may be made to the Knights of Columbus Spellman Council, c/o St. Andrew Church 128 Norwich Ave. Colchester, CT 06415.   For online condolences, please visit

Donations may be made to:

Knights of Columbus Spellman Council
c/o St. Andrew Church 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester CT 06415

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