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Obituary: Richard T. Fedor, 68

Mr. Fedor built the Southford Falls covered bridge.

MIDDLEBURY – Mr. Richard T. Fedor, 68, of Middlebury, passed away at  Waterbury Hospital on Saturday December 1, 2012 surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Susan M. (Baker) Fedor.

Richard was born in Norwalk, CT on October 3, 1944, a son of the late Paul and Mary (Donch) Fedor.  He lived in Middlebury for the past 35 years and worked for the DEP for 34 years as heavy machine operator and qualified craft worker. He built the Southford Falls covered bridge.  He was a communicant of St. John of the Cross Church.

Besides his wife of Middlebury, he leaves his children, Richard T Fedor Jr. and his wife Juta of Voluntown, CT, Tracy Lynne Fedor Hagerty and her husband: Anthony of Middlebury CT, Michael Weimar and his fiancée Jo Lee Hughes of Naugatuck CT, Timothy Fedor of Stratford CT; his brother, Edward Fedor and his wife Carol of New Preston Marble Dale, CT; his sister, Patricia "Patty Lou" Fedor Denny and her husband Ronald of Moodus, CT; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at 11AM at St. John of the Cross, Whittemore Road, Middlebury.  Friends are asked to meet DIRECTLY at the church at 10:45AM.  Burial will follow in Lake Elise Cemetery, Middlebury.  Calling hours will be held at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck on Tuesday evening from 4-8PM.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com

OxfordCitizen December 03, 2012 at 01:55 PM
My condolences to the Fedor family. As someone who frequents Southford Falls, I would be/have been, interested to hear Mr. Fedor's story of the construction of the covered bridge.
Paul Singley December 03, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Yeah, this is pretty interesting. I'm gonna try to look into it. Thanks

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