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Richard Louis Garten

May 28, 1942 ~ September 24, 2020 (age 78)

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Obituary

Naugatuck-Richard Louis Garten, age 78, passed away on Thursday September 24, 2020 after a long illness.

 

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on May 28, 1942, he was son of the late Louis A. and Marie (Bendett) Garten.  He was raised in Morristown, NJ.  He graduated from Morristown High School and from Lincoln Junior College in Illinois.  Richard began his career with Arlan’s Department Store in Pennsylvania and was transferred to Arlan’s in Waterbury in 1966.  He was assistant manager for Arlan’s and Caldor Department Stores in several cities in Connecticut until his retirement in 2000.  He was a longtime fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants and enjoyed watching UCONN men's and woman's basketball.

 

He married Catherine Mangini in July 1970 and recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary.  He was very proud of his children, Lisa Marie (Garten) Johnson, and Brian Richard Garten and his wife Tricia.  He loved his grandchildren, Elizabeth Kathleeen and Brian Nicholas Garten, and Brenna Marie and Jacob “Jake” Anders Johnson.  Richard is survived by his brother David Frederick Garten of Florida, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Philadelphia area.  He was predeceased by his brother Christopher.

 

 

His funeral will be held on Saturday September 26, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery.  Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 26, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 26, 2020

10:30 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Burial to follow
Saturday
September 26, 2020

St. James Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Donations

Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
200 Executive Boulevard Suite 4B, Southington CT 06489

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