FISKDALE: Richard T. Williams (AKA Pooh Bear), 84 died August 16, after an illness. He leaves his wife of 47 years Beverly (Lamb) Williams, 4 children Denise A. Matolcsy-Cowden and her husband Dr. Alexander Matolcsy of Haverhill, Cathleen L. Burgess of N. Fort Myers, FL. James J. Williams of N. Fort Myers, FL. Pamela J. Lind of Brimfield, 6 grandchildren Paul Cowden and his wife Michelle Krukowski of N. Grosvenor Dale, CT. John Cowden and his wife Mio of W. Jordan, UT. Jared Cowden and his wife Alison of Sturbridge, Kathi Poswiatowski and husband John of Wales, Melinda Lind and finance Scott Riggs of Milford, Melissa Lind of Brimfield, 8 great grandchildren will and Melodi Cowden of W. Jordon, UT, Jonah, Merrik and Landon Cowden of Sturbridge, Keltin and Ashlinn Poswiatowski of Wales, Sophia Maria Riggs of Milford, sister in law Patricia of Hyannis, nephew and nieces Kathleen Williams Kittlesen, Linda Williams and Stephen Williams.
He was predeceased by a brother Peter Williams
Dick graduated from St. John's High School, Class of "51", and Holy Cross College, Class "56".
Following his graduation, He served 2 years in the U.S. Army in Europe. Upon discharge from the service, he entered the Insurance Claim Field, where he completed thirty-seven years in Springfield, MA, Providence RI, Hartford CT, and New Haven, CT areas as a Claim Representative, Supervisor, Manager and Claim Director. In the 70’s and 80’s he was a member of The Hartford Arbitration Committee and The Hartford Claim Managers Council.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in North Brookfield. He also served in the Boston Temple of the Church for several years as an Ordinance worker. Her was a manager of the Bishop’s Storehouse in Worcester for 2 ½ years.
Calling hours are 10am to Noon, Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge. A service will follow at NOON in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Holland Cemetery.
An online guestbook and more information can be found on www.BelangerFuneralHome.com
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