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Memorial for Richard Everett Bengtson

Born in Middletown, CT on Feb. 28, 1931
Departed on Feb. 7, 2017 and resided in Middletown, CT.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
1:00 pm
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Richard Everett Bengtson
Richard Everett Bengtson died on February 7, 2017 at The Village at South Farms in Middletown. He was born to Arnold and Anna Kittredge Bengtson on February 28, 1931. He attended local schools and, upon graduation from Woodrow Wilson High School, he joined the Navy during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. He graduated from the University of Hartford in 1959 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a Manager of Buildings for SNET for more than 30 years.

Richard was a member of The Church of the Holy Trinity, where he taught Sunday School and served as a Lay Reader and member of the Vestry. He also worked on the organ and building restoration committees. He was a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge #2, where he was a Past Master and Past District Deputy. He was the Pipe Major of the Sphinx Temple Highlanders. Richard was president of St. Luke's retirement community for many years. He enjoyed singing with the CT Gilbert and Sullivan Society and with Cappella Cantorum, with whom he sang at Carnegie Hall and toured Europe several summers. He was also a member of the Tobacco Valley Flywheelers and the Middlesex Aeromodelers Club.

Richard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn Wiley Bengtson, and his children, Karin (The Rev. Erik) Larsen of Middletown, RI, his son, JeffreyBengtson, of Newman, CA, and his daughter-in-law, Anita Bengtson, of Cromwell. He was predeceased by his son, Eric. He also leaves 5 grandchildren: Christine (Don) Schmitt, Elizabeth (John) Legere, Robin Bengtson, Benjamin (Hyungjin) Larsen, Gregory Larsen, and his 6 great-grandchildren: Brett, Devon, DJ, Nate, Hunter and Steven.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Village at South Farms, Harbor Unit, especially Laura and Yolanda, for their wonderful care during Richard's time there.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18, at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 381 Main Street, Middletown. A reception will be held at the church, following the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of the Holy Trinity Memorial Fund, or to the Shriners' Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.

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