Gene Richey, 80, of New Smyrna Beach died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Born in Springfield, MA on December 24, 1934, he was the son of the late Charlotte (Rauh) and Eugene Richey. An Air Force veteran and general contractor, he moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1991.
Gene was a wonderful man who dearly loved his family. A member of Atlantic Coast Community Church, New Smyrna Beach, he was an inspiration and example who demonstrated his Christian faith to all who knew him with strength and compassion. An all-around handyman, he enjoyed working with his hands, especially woodworking and fixing everything for everybody. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Gene is survived by his wife of 12 years Cathleen; a daughter Sharon Fortier of Springfield, MA; a son Kevin Richey of Sunderland, MA; his step-daughter Wendi (Greg) of Oregon City, OR; two step-sons; Shawn (Bernal) of Potomac, MD and Lanny (Kristi) of La Center, WA. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren Amanda Glover (Andrew) of Pittsfield, MA and Eugene Fortier of Springfield, MA as well as his 7 step-grandchildren Chris, Nathan, Aaron, Hayden, Samuel, Amanda and Spencer. Sadly Gene was predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Joyce
All services are private with burial at the convenience of the family in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA.