Richard "Ritchie" S. Grandfield, age 62, of Stratford, died on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at his home. Born in Waterbury, he had been a Stratford resident for most of his life. He had been predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Blanche (Hawley) Grandfield of Bridgeport. He had served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Grandfield was the proprietor of Richard's Carpet Service. He enjoyed fishing and boating and loved motorcycles. He had been an active member of the Royale Order of South Dakota Buffaloes Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his two beloved daughters, Kara and Shelby Grandfield, and their mother, Leontene (Desrosiers) Grandfield, all of Stratford; one loving sister, Christine Ruas and her husband, Thomas, of Stratford; mother-in-law, Lois Derosiers of Stratford; sister-in-law, Richalene Soviero and her husband, Fiore, of Stratford; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Desrosiers and his wife, Judy, and Allen Desrosiers and his wife, Terry, all of Stratford; one special nephew, Fiore Soviero Jr. of Milford; one special niece, Michele Soviero of Stratford; dear friends, Betty Tvardzik of Trumbull, and Charlie and Gloria Hrynewsky, also of Trumbull; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Interment in Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897-2523.

Published in the Connecticut Post on 2/10/2005.

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