Richard McGinnis

Richard A. McGinnis

Thursday, March 14th, 1929 - Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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Richard A. McGinnis, 90, husband of Elizabeth (Drago) McGinnis, of West Hartford, formerly of East Hartford, passed away February 1, 2020. He was born in Hartford, son of the late Frank L. and Dorothy (Campbell) McGinnis and lived in the area most of his life. Richard was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, Class of 1949, after which he enlisted in the US Navy. He served on the CV108 Kula Gulf in the HS Simon Helicopter Squadron (first Navy helicopter unit). Prior to his retirement, he was a Technical Writer for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft for 35 years. Richard loved fishing most every weekend with his longtime friend, they covered almost every lake in the state of CT. He had a passion for jazz music and loved to go to the Arch Street Tavern every Monday to hear whatever band was playing. His number one passion was his vintage sports car, a 1959 Aceca. He was very involved in the Vintage Sports Car Club of America and served as Co-Rally Master for 20 years for pre 1960 vintage sports cars.
Besides his wife, Richard leaves his two daughters Heather and Jennifer, a son-in-law Stan, son Neil and six grandchildren, William, Benjamin, Josalyn, Jesseca, Stanley and Jaimie.
There will be a graveside service on Friday February 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Cedar Hill Cemetery, (Section 34) 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford. There will also be a Memorial Service on Saturday February 8, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Fellowship Community Church, 24 South Road, Marlborough, CT. The Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Wethersfield has care of the arrangements. To extend condolences, please visit
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  • Service

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    453 Fairfield Avenue
    HARTFORD, CT 06114
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    Section 34
    Pastor Dan Earhart
  • Interment

    Cedar Hill Cemetery / Crematory
    453 Fairfield Ave.
    Hartford, CT 06114
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constance callahan

Posted at 01:16pm
I am sorry I missed the obituary of Richard. I graduated from HPHS with him. He was always so special to me. I tried to contact him the last year before he died but he was not open and did not seem welcome . I always loved him., Sorry I was not able to communicate our old stories. Connie Callahan

Robert Lillis

Posted at 02:36pm
Richard A. McGinnis is on eternal Patrol. Rest your oars Sailor, Your shipmates have the watch.

Ro0bert Lillis (U.S.N.)

Sue Watkins

Posted at 08:31am
I have fond memories of Dick and his love for God and the music that tells of God’s love. You are all in my prayers as you walk this journey.

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