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Richard T. Poniatowski

Richard T. Poniatowski, age 61, of Beacon Falls, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 25, 2023, after a short battle with cancer. Richard was born in Bridgeport on August 11, 1961. He was raised in Stratford and went to Platt Technical High School where he received his education in Heating and Air Conditioning. Richard worked for Edgerton Inc. in Monroe for over 25 years.

Richard passed after his previously-departed wife of 36 years, Michele, as well as his parents, Stanley and Regina Poniatowski. Richard is survived by his two sons Mike and Ben, Ben’s wife Roaa and their two children, Theodore and Dusty Rose, whom Richard loved more than words could say. Richard also leaves behind his brother Stanley and wife Debbie, his sisters, Mary and her husband Don, Teresa and her husband Karl, and Helen and her husband Joe, as well as 9 nieces and nephews, and 6 great nieces and nephews. Richard also leaves behind many friends that were like family to him.

Richard was a very caring husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend who was always there to lend support. He also had a great love of cooking... when he knew his time was short, he tried to learn how to make pierogis and babka, two of his mother’s well-loved recipes. Most of all, Richard loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoying life and having a wonderful time.

There will be a Celebration of Life get-together on Saturday, June 17, from 10 am to 1 pm at New Harvest Restaurant, 57 South Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT. A private family burial will be held in October.

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lindsay booth
lindsay booth
Jun 08, 2023

I are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Rich. As a young child, I remember many adventures in Beacon Falls at Rich and Michele's, and with Mike and Ben. Rich and my dad worked together for many years and were lifelong friends. Rich will be fondly remembered for the kind and helpful person that he was. My condolences to Ben, Rosa and their children, Mike, and all of Rich's family and friends who were family, and those who were lucky to have known him. Wishing blessings, peace and comfort to you all. Lindsay


The out-pouring of love and support at the loss of my brother Richard has been amazing. As we all go through our grieving process, I am reminded of this quote from the Wizard of Oz: "A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." With a very sad heart, Love his Sister Teresa

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