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Peter I. Rickard

January 19, 1952 — December 24, 2020

Peter I. Rickard

Peter I. Rickard, age 68, of Naugatuck, CT and formerly of Schenectady, NY passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2020 at his home. Peter was born on January 19, 1952 in Schenectady, NY, son of the late Everette and Germaine (Peres) Rickard, and grandson of the late Isaac and Elizabeth (Herron) Rickard of Schoharie.

Peter was raised in Schenectady and graduated from Mont Pleasant High School. Following high school, he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Peter worked for many years at Carling Technologies in Plainville, CT. Peter mostly kept to himself and expressed himself through composing and recording music with several artists in NY throughout the 1970’s and more recently in CT.

Peter is the beloved brother of Gordon G. Rickard (Sandra) and Gilbert J. Rickard (Doris), all of Schenectady. He also leaves his cherished nieces and nephew, Michele Wait and Cheryl Palmer, Jason Rickard; and several great-nieces and great-nephews as well as his friends in music.

Services will be private for family. Memorial contributions in Peter's name may be made to the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Glenville, NY 12302 or to a charity of one’s choice. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck has been entrusted with his care. To leave condolences for his family online or to share a story of Peter, please visit www.fordfh.com
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