The Southington Sons of Italy is truly saddened by the passing of lifetime member Richard Deluco. Richard was a man of Honor, integrity, commitment and a loving family man. He was a man who embodied truth without apology and was a dedicated member of the Sons of Italy for 60 plus years. He was one of the pillars that kept many of the past tradition of the club alive and well. He will truly be missed by the entire membership.

On behalf of the entire membership we offer our sincerest and deepest condolences to Richard’s wife Barbra, his children, Richard Jr., Andrea, Marilyn and the entire Deluco Family. We also would like to thank his family for sharing Richard with his second family at the Sons of Italy for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Richard and his family during this most difficult time. May our brother rest in everlasting eternal peace. May we all hold onto the warm and wonderful memories we shared and may the memories continue to bring comfort to his family and friends.


Richard M. DeLuco, Sr.,82, of Southington, husband of Barbara (LaPorte) DeLuco for 61 years went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his home.

On July 9, 1937 he was born to Nicholas and Anna DeLuco, both deceased. Other than his wife, he leaves behind his children; Richard DeLuco, Jr., Andrea Brotherton and husband Scott, and Marilyn Olsen, his grandchildren; Rachel Pierce (Dan), Scotty Brotherton (Jen), Randy Brotherton (Jen), Amber Armack (Justin), Kelly Ruderman, George Olsen (Paige), Ashley DeLuco and many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

Richard loved his motorcycle, camping, boating on the CT River, and traveling with his wife. He was a jack of all trades, owner of Ridel Home Improvements, B&D Variety, and was also a lifetime member of the Sons of Italy Club.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be a celebration of Richard’s life in the future, due to Coronavirus restrictions. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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