Richard J. Nagy, age 58, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, November 3, 2004, in Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born and raised in Bridgeport, He graduated from Harding High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and was a proud American. Rich moved to Monroe, where he lived for 36 years. He was a retired computer programmer for United Illuminating Co., and worked the last three years as a loan officer for Northeast Mortgage, of Southbury. Rich was a member of both the National Rifle Association, and the Naugatuck Rifle Range, where he helped teach teenagers gun safety. He belonged to the New Haven Ski Club, and was a part of the Hot Air Balloon Chase Crew. He also was a member of the Principi Stock Car Racing pit crew, and was a big fan of Country and Western music and dance. Rich enjoyed salt water fishing, and would always look forward to time spent with his family and friends on his boat, "Hunky Dory". More recently, he was very happy to have won "Best in Show" for his Harley at the Cadillac Ranch's Motorcycle Show. Many wonderful memories will be cherished by his family and friends, including his two daughters, Kimberly Gentile, and her husband, Michael, of Wallingford, Karen Nagy, of North Haven; one granddaughter, Sierrah Rich; two uncles, Ted Nagy, of New Mexico, John Papay, of Bridgeport; one aunt, Ethel Nemec, of Stratford; two nephews; dear friends, Patricia Sharp, of Bethel, Hank Rotzal, of Oxford. Funeral services will be held on Saturday 845 a.m. in the Lesko Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield center, and 9:30 a.m. in United Church of Christ, Bridgeport. Burial with Military honors will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 9 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, 35 Cold Spring Road (suite 315), Rocky Hill, CT 06067- 3102.
Published in the Connecticut Post from 11/4/2004 - 11/5/2004.
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