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Richard D. Talbot

May 10, 1920 - November 18, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date November 22, 2019

Richard D. Talbot, 99, of South Hadley, died on Monday, November 18, 2019 at home. He was a retired machinist at the former Uni Royal Corp. in Chicopee. Richard was born on May 10, 1920 in Springfield and was the son of the late Omer Talbot and Fedora (Gagnon) Genero. He was a communicant of St. Anne Church for sixty-five years. Richard was an Air Force veteran of World War II serving with the 1455th AAF BU. He loved opera and loved playing pitch with his family. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his grandkids and great grandkids. He’ll be missed by his “friends” at the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturdays. Richard is survived by his wife of seventy-five years, Jeanne (Guerin) Talbot; his daughter, Susan Sawa of Chicopee; three sons, David Talbot and his wife, Kathy of West Springfield, Dennis Talbot and his wife, Marilyn of Florida and Daniel Talbot and his wife, Deborah of South Hadley and a brother, Edward Talbot and his wife, Marilyn of Windsor, CT, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son-in-law, Walter Sawa, a brother, Omer “Gerry” Talbot and a sister, Claire Frederick. A calling hour will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls from 9:30 to 10:30 am. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11 am at St. Anne Church, 30 College St. in Chicopee. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery in South Hadley. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.