Richard “Richie” Bird, 50, formerly of Naugatuck, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL.
Richard was born June 29, 1970, in Waterbury, the son of Kevin Bird Sr. and Ilene (Lamoureux) Bird. He was a longtime Naugatuck resident before moving out of state. Most recently he lived in Florida with his domestic partner of 27 years, Neil Brackett of Fair Haven, MA.
Besides his parents, Richard is survived by his daughter Stephanie Sestito; his brother Kevin Bird Jr. of Naugatuck, CT; his sister Maureen Fortin of Naugatuck, CT; as well as 2 nephews and 4 nieces. Richard was an exceptional glass installer which he did for most of his life. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend to many. With a very personable attitude, Richie was able to light up any room with his joy and cheer.
Arrangements – A graveside service will be held on Monday, at 10:30 am at St. James Cemetery, Cross St. Naugatuck, CT. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck is assisting with arrangements. Everyone is welcome to attend the service. Please send your condolences to his parents, Ilene and Kevin and keep Richie in your prayers.