Floyd Richard Totten, 83, of Manchester, widower of the late Greta Marie Totten (Davenport), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, at Saint Francis Hospital. Born February 22, 1936 in Hartford, CT, he was the son of Arthur C. Totten and Miriam Kelleher.
Floyd was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as an aircraft electrician with a fighter aircraft unit during the Korean War. After serving his country, he worked for Pratt & Whitney for several years before taking a position with the Town of Manchester from which he retired as the Superintendent of the Parks and Cemetery Department after more than 30 years. He was a member of the “Clowns of America” and was delighted in bringing joy to young and old when he transformed into “Harlee” the sad face clown in which he participated in parties, parades, and fund raisers. In his earlier days, he enjoyed bowling, golf, and camping with his wife and friends. Floyd was also an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and UCONN Huskies girls’ basketball teams.
Floyd is survived by his daughter, Dawn Wheeler and her husband Todd of Hebron and their children, Mackenzie and Nathan. He also leaves behind a step son, Gordon Page and his wife Karen of Kennebunk Maine along with their children Emily Normandeau, husband Ryan, their five children, and Elizabeth Redlon and husband, Casey. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur. Floyd also leaves his brother Al and wife Florence, brother Peter and wife Joyce, brother Ron and wife Pat, sister Pam Monty and husband George, and sister Patty Niquette and husband Rick.
Funeral services will be held graveside at East Cemetery in Manchester on May 10th at 1:00 with a gathering for family and friends immediately following at Center Church in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers and if desired, donations may be made in Floyd’s name to the charity of your choice.