Obituary for Richard Newell Ives
Oxford – Richard Newell Ives, age 84 of Oxford, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017 in RegalCare at Waterbury. Born in Waterbury on December 30, 1932, he was a son of the late Victor and Bertha (Stack) Ives. A lifelong resident of Oxford, Richard attended local schools and worked for Bristol Babcock Inc., in Waterbury for 35 years. In his younger years, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 174 in Oxford. A member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, Richard loved to garden, draw and especially spend time with his family. Survivors include his loving children, Cheryl Sonick of Fairfield, and David Ives and his wife Lee of Oxford; five cherished grandchildren, Rebecca and Jennifer Sonick of Fairfield, and David Jr., Alyssa, and Brandon Ives, all of Oxford; sister, Ann B. Ives, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Victor Ives Jr. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 9 a.m. in the Ralph Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St. Seymour, CT 06483 and a Funeral Requim Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oxford. Interment with military honors will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 421 Oxford Rd. Oxford 06478.