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“I'm so sorry for your lose Tuyet, I heard of Richs passing from Tom Danner and Halina Campbell. So sad for him being so sick. ”
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“My Condolences to the family.Rich will be remembered for many things, Stanadyne co-worker, Golf Partner, good party man, but most of all being a good...Read More ยป
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Richard A. Blakesley breathed his last breath peacefully at age 68 in the early evening of June 27, 2020 in his home in South Windsor, surrounded by his loved ones. He leaves behind two sons, Richard M. Blakesley of Vernon, CT and his daughters Shaina L Blakesley and Olivia A Blakesley, and Jason Blakesley and his wife Linda of Coventry, CT. Rich also leaves behind his partner, Tuyet Hoang of South Windsor, CT and her three children, Son Vu and his wife Lorraine Vang of Ellington, CT, Tran Vu of Manchester, CT and Duy Vu of South Windsor, CT, whom he raised and loved just as children of his own. His spirit will live on in his family as well as so many others who he has come in contact with.

Rich was born March 6, 1952 in Hartford, CT to parents Harley and Mary (Parylak) Blakesley. He graduated from Trinity College and went on to serve in the Marines. He spent a notable number of years working at Stanadyne Automotive as the "boss". Here is where he met his partner Tuyet and they have shared the past 27 years loving each other and being each other's champion and biggest supporter. He spent his retirement renovating his home, dabbling in the stock market, being the family's "tax accountant", "chauffeur" and all around handy man.

Rich had a love and passion for golf. He spent his free time on the course with friends and family enjoying the bonds and memories formed swinging a club. His passion for the game was shared with his family on trips to Myrtle Beach where family tournaments could get pretty competitive but always fun. When he wasn't golfing, he would be fishing with his partner, whether it was in Myrtle Beach or their usual spot at Point Judith in Narragansett, RI. In the early hours of dawn, you can find them on the rocks by the water throwing fishing lines into the water and in the afternoon, they would be headed home hopefully with some fish in the cooler. These two activities will never be as fun without Rich.

We cannot thank Eileen M. and the hospice team of the VNHSC enough for their assistance in the last few months of Rich's life. We could not have navigated through that time without them. Carmon Funeral Home will hold a small service for immediate family only in these unprecedented times as we transfer his ashes to Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield, CT.

Rich died a loved and important man. We shall miss him immensely and honor him in our memory every day.