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135 North Broad St
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 874-2588
Fax: (203) 878-6446
Richard  Turkington

Richard E. Turkington

Saturday, September 19th, 1925 - Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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Richard E. Turkington passed away January 3, 2019 at the age of 93. He was born September 19, 1925, son of the late Richard and Edith Proctor Turkington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and was a volunteer at the Milford Police Department for 15 years in the Crime Prevention Unit and a Red Cross Volunteer Driver for many years. He was a violinist with the West Haven Symphony Orchestra as well as the Nutmeg Symphonic Pops Orchestra. He was a staff member of the Purchasing Department at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford for many years. A graduate of UConn, he was an avid fan of the UConn Women's basketball team. He was also a member of the Milford Senior Center and a participant of First United Church of Christ of Milford where he served as a member of the bell choir for many years. Richard was survived by his wife, Eleanore Myers Turkington and two children, Susan Morong and John Turkington, step-children Glenn and Robin Myers, and Patricia and Peter Hall, his grandchildren, Melanie O'Leary, William Baird, Sara DiLorio, and Jack Turkington, his great grandchildren, Leo DiLorio, and Benjamin and Elizabeth Baird as well as the families of his survivors including many step-grandchildren including U.S. Army Captain Richard Brantley. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, June Robinson Turkington. Calling hours will be held Monday, January 7, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford. Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Ashley Grant officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Dr., Milford, CT 06460.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    135 N. Broad St.
    MILFORD, CT 06460
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    135 N. Broad St.
    MILFORD, CT 06460
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    Officiant
    Rev. Ashley Grant
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Address
    Buckingham Avenue
    MILFORD, CT 06460
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Affiliations

  • American
  • American Area Campaign Medal
  • Army Air Corps
  • Good Conduct Medal

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Eric Muth

Posted at 08:13am
Dear Eleanor, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Mr. Turkington a few times to discover what a truly nice gentleman he was. You were both fortunate to have found each other and I am sure you survive with many happy memories. Love, Eric Muth
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Doreen, Tom,& Allison Steele and Emily&Jack Heaslip

Posted at 08:37pm
Dearest Elaenor and family you are all in our hearts and prayer. "Those we love Don't go away, They walk beside us everyday...unseen,unheard, but alway near. Still loved,still missed and very dear." Our Deepest sympathy . love Doreen ,Tom, Allison Emily, and Jack
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