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Richard H. Anthony
  • December 12, 1931
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  • January 17, 2020

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Richard Hurley Anthony, 88, of Willimantic and Fort Myers, FL., passed away peacefully on January 17, 2020 at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, FL.  Richard, Dick as most knew him, was born in Willimantic to George and Ruth (Robarge) Anthony on December 12, 1931.  He was a graduate of Windham High School and the University of Connecticut.  He married Nancy (Pickett) Anthony on Feb. 20, 1964 at St. Columba Church in Columbia. Dick was Head Sales Clerk for many years at Hurley’s Lincoln Shop, until he and Nancy purchased the business in 1986.  Together they ran Hurley’s Men’s Shop until it closed in 2001. Dick was very active in the community serving on many boards and committees and sponsoring numerous youth sports teams.  He was a proud grandfather, a tennis enthusiast, a UConn Huskies and Boston Red Sox fan, and loved to reminisce about the history of Willimantic. He is predeceased by his wife Nancy.  In addition to his wife, he is predeceased by his brothers William (Bill), George, Donald, Rodney, Gerald, Irving, Malcolm, Kendall, Linwood, and Terrance.  Dick is survived by his daughter and son in law Beth and Gary DeCarli of Fort Myers, FL; daughter Lynn Anthony of Ludlow, VT, grandchildren Griffin DeCarli, and Wyatt and Mackenzie Koch; his brother Joel, sister Karen, many beloved nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Always encouraging all to “Keep the Faith”.   The family would like to thank both the Shell Point Larsen Pavilion and Hope Hospice Care teams for their patients support and unwavering care for Dick while in their care. 

A funeral will be planned at the family’s convenience.  

The family suggests that memorial donations to:

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 https://curealz.org/giving/

For online memorial guestbook, please visit  curealz.org/outreach/in-memory/richard-h-anthony/

 


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  1. 22 Jan 2020
    Paul Ashton says:
    When I was about to begin junior high my parents set up an account for me at Hurleys so I could buy, within reason, my own clothes. They did it in consultation with Mr. Anthony (he didn’t become Dick until years later). My parents told me that I could go to Hurleys by myself to buy my clothes and I that should ask Mr. Anthony for help. When I went to the store Dick greeted me as Mr. Ashton. He did it a little tongue in cheek with a twinkle in his eye but it was also sincere and respectful. I walked out ready to start school and feeling pretty good about myself. It was a big deal for a twelve year old and part of my learning to take responsibility for myself. It was a relationship that lasted through high school and beyond and though it’s been decades since, it’s a very fond memory that has remained clear in my mind.

  2. 22 Jan 2020
    Paul J Cichon says:
    My sympathy to all of Dick's family. For many years he and Rick and many others kept me in suits, coats, etc. Dick was always the professional businessman with a good sense of humor. Well done. The memories will live on.

  3. 22 Jan 2020
    Michele Anthony-McCarthy says:
    Dear Beth and Lynn,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you...
    Michele

  4. 22 Jan 2020
    Michele Anthony-McCarthy lit a candle:
    Lit since January 22, 2020 at 1:11:51 AM

  5. 20 Jan 2020
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  6. 20 Jan 2020
    Beth DeCarli posted an image:
    Hurley's Men Store
    Hurley's Men Store

  7. 20 Jan 2020
    Joe and Marilyn says:
    Beth, Gary and Griffin,
    We are saddened by the passing of Dick. He was a kind and gentle man. May your memories hold him near and dear always. Our hearts are with you.
    Joe and Marilyn

  8. 19 Jan 2020
    Beth DeCarli posted an image:
    Richard H. Anthony
    Richard H. Anthony

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  10. 18 Jan 2020
    Dale Williamson says:
    Dear Lynn and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear that your dad has passed. I know how much you loved him and were proud of the kind and generous life he lived. May your memories of him continue to bring you smiles and peace as you remember a life well lived.

  11. 18 Jan 2020
    Roberta Anthony posted an image:
    My beautiful Godfather/Uncle,<br />
Richard holding me,Robbie (Roberta)1954 with Rodney.
    My beautiful Godfather/Uncle,
    Richard holding me,Robbie (Roberta)1954 with Rodney.

  12. 18 Jan 2020
    Roberta Anthony lit a candle:
    Lit since January 18, 2020 at 1:01:14 PM

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