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Richard Paul Jansson

July 23, 1936 ~ January 21, 2020 (age 83)


Richard Paul Jansson, age 83, of Colchester, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 21, 2020. Born in Yonkers, NY on July 23, 1936, he was the son of the late Sven and Violet Jansson. He enlisted in the Navy and proudly served our country. As a young man, Richard met the love of his life, Joan Ogden and married her on May 19, 1956. The couple spent over 63 years together until Joan passed away in 2019. Richard enjoyed skeet shooting, hunting, and bowling. He worked as a firefighter for Electric Boat for many years. After his retirement, Richard enjoyed spending time at the Colchester Senior Center playing cards and Pinnacle. He will be forever loved and missed by his daughters Brenda and Deborah; his grandchildren, Terrence, Ricky, Amber, and Brandon; his great-grandchildren, Brittany, Ricky Jr., Julian, Jennifer, Bentley, Jesse, Riley, and Erica; his siblings, Wesley, David, Ernest (Cathy), and Edith; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Bill, and his sister, Florence. Memorial donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans In accordance with his wishes, services will be private. The Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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