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In Memory of

Richard Dwire

March 23, 1940 - March 12, 2017

Obituary


Richard Frank Dwire, 76

Richard F Dwire of Clinton, formerly of Tolland CT, passed away on March 12, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Hartford, CT on March 23, 1940, the son of the late Leon and Rose (Abbey) Dwire. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Hoffman) Dwire of Clinton CT. He is also survived by his two daughters and three grandchildren: His daughter Denise Beauchesne resides in Hector, NY. Her daughter, Sarah Beauchesne of Miami FL, and sons Zachary Beauchesne of Colchester, CT and...

Richard Frank Dwire, 76

Richard F Dwire of Clinton, formerly of Tolland CT, passed away on March 12, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Hartford, CT on March 23, 1940, the son of the late Leon and Rose (Abbey) Dwire. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Hoffman) Dwire of Clinton CT. He is also survived by his two daughters and three grandchildren: His daughter Denise Beauchesne resides in Hector, NY. Her daughter, Sarah Beauchesne of Miami FL, and sons Zachary Beauchesne of Colchester, CT and Tyler Beauchesne of Ithaca, NY. His Daughter Karen Dwire and Fiancé Larry Redmond of Deep River, CT. He is also survived by his brother Conrad of Tolland, and his family. And special sister in law, Elaine Hunt and her husband Chet of Ellington, CT as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Bobby and Tommy.
In different phases of his life he was given several nicknames, Richard in his younger years, Butch by close friends and family and Dick by his professional colleagues.
Butch graduated from Rockville High school (CT) in 1958. Upon his graduation started an apprenticeship at Pratt and Whitney where he worked for 35 years. After his retirement he went on to work at Allied Resources where he was given the name "Mr. Safety", with an opportunity to travel around the world. His final and most rewarding job was an instructor/ mentor at Manchester Community College teaching precision machining to veterans and others looking to pursue a new career path.
He served his country in the CT Air National Guard for many years. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus at St Matthews Church in Tolland CT. He was a devoted member of the Tolland Fire Department where he retired as an assistant fire chief.
Butch was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Some of his many passions included: the love for his Dalmatians, his great interest in history and fishing which brought on his immense collection of fishing lures. He was the biggest cheerleader when it came to watching his kids and grandchildren in their sporting events. Butch was the kindest warm hearted person you could have ever met and lived a long and memorable life, leaving behind many beautiful memories that we will cherish forever.
The family would like to thank all the amazing people at Apple Rehab in Old Saybrook, for their compassionate care during this difficult time.
In Lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in his memory to The Tolland Fire Department, PO Box 827, Tolland CT 06084.
To sign the online guest book go to: www.dignitymemorial.com. Swan Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral mass will be held Saturday March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Church of the Visitation 54 Grove St, Clinton, CT 06413. Burial will be private.