In Loving Memory of Richard William Mentes, Sr.

July 07, 1932
Bridgeport, CT
May 22, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Lawncroft Cemetery

Graveside Service

1740 Black Rock Turnpike,
CT 06825

Friday, May 25, 2018 12:00 PM


Lawncroft Cemetery

1740 Black Rock Turnpike,
CT 06825

May 25, 2018

Family Gathering


American Heart Association

Wounded Warrior Project

Richard William Mentes, Sr.

Richard W. Mentes, Sr., age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22. He was longtime resident of Fairfield. Richard was born in Bridgeport on July 7, 1932. He was the son of Joseph and Viola Mentes also of Bridgeport. He is survived by his wife Marie. He leaves behind his four children, son Richard Jr. and his partner Lucy, daughter Tina and husband Jay and their children Aaron and Stephen, daughter Dawn and daughter Elaine and husband Bruce and sister-in-law Barbara Mitchell. After graduating from Bullard Havens Technical School, Richard served on the U.S.S. Charles S. Sperry and U.S.S Cascade as a metal smith(ME2) during the Korean War. After serving his country Richard worked for the Bullard Company and Bullard Castings for 36 years as a machinist and then Safety Director. After the Bullard Company moved to another state Richard was employed at BJ's Wholesale Club as a Supervisor Loss Prevention and Maintenance for 12 years. In addition to his regular jobs he also served as a Special police officer for the Town of Fairfield for 25 years. He was also a lifetime member of the U.S. Navy league and member of Port 5 Navy Veterans as well as a lifetime member of the Fayerweather Yacht Club and American Legion Post 74. A graveside service will be held Friday May 25th at Noon, at Lawncroft Cooperative Cemetery, 1740 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Memorial Donations may be given in Richards name to the American Heart Association ( and Wounded Warrior Project ( For more information or to sign an online register, please visit

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  1. So sad to read of Dicks passing. He was my special buddy either while waiting for his beloved to get her hair done or stopping by on Halloween. You will be sadly missed. I hope they have fresh kielbasa for you in heaven! Rest In Peace