Richard B. Sheridan of Kent, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Monday September 26, 2016 at New Milford Hospital at the age of 68. He was born June 21, 1948 in Appleton, WI, son of the late James D. and Grace Mae (Jacobi) Sheridan. After graduating from the University of Bridgeport he moved to New Milford in 1976 and was a Business Teacher at New Milford High School for 35 years before retiring in 2009. He established the DECA program at the New Milford High School where many of his students were recognized in state competition over the years. He also coached several sports including boys’ soccer and had many winning seasons. During summers he was employed as a staff member at the Sherman Recreation department. After retirement Rich worked for a short time at Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford. Rich loved working with children and recently has been driving a bus for the Kent School in Kent, CT. He was an active skier and sailor and loved his dogs. He is survived by his nephews Joseph Sheridan, Keith Sheridan and Ryan Sheridan and his nieces Melissa Pappolla, Dona Lutz and Tracy Marsan. A memorial gathering and service will be held on Saturday October 22, 2016 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, 1 Connecticut route 39, Sherman, CT 06784. Contributions in his memory may be made to Paw Safe Animal Rescue on their web. site ( Please make sure you write Richard Sheridan’s name in the note section) or by mailing to Paw Safe Animal Rescue , 1253 Route 311, Patterson, NY 12563. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.
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