Moises Ricardo Franco, 93 of New Britain, widower of the late Maria Luisa Franco since 1997, passed away peacefully at home with his family surrounding him.
Richard was born on September 4, 1927, in Santurce, Puerto Rico to the late Jose and Maria (Gandia) Franco. Before settling in New Britain, he was a resident of Santurce, P.R. where he graduated from Vocational De Puerto Rico and was later employed by the government of Puerto Rico retiring in 1997. In addition to raising his children, Richard maintained his carrier as a printing press operator. A light hearted man, he had a loving and gentle nature with a great sense of humor. He was a life member of the Knights of Colombus and helped raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Richard’s true passion was music. He could be heard singing his favorite Salsa songs as well as dancing to them.
Richard is survived by his three sons, Willie and his wife Cathy of Columbus, OH, Edgardo of New Britain, and Harold and his wife Brenda of New Britain, and by one daughter Angie and her companion Jesus of New Britain. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews including Joseph Franco, Felicita Fontanez, and Margarita Ortiz.
Richard’s family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to Dr. Andrews and the staff at UConn Medical Center for the wonderful care and comfort shown to Richard.
Visiting hours for Richard will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a service at 2:00 PM in the New Britain Memorial Sagarino Funeral Home 444 Farmington, Ave. New Britain, CT 06053. Richard will be laid to rest with his wife Maria in St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, NY at a later date. To leave an online condolence or for directions, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com .