Richard Bruce Atkins

August 20, 1942 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 79)


     Richard Bruce Atkins, 79, of Southington, husband of Linda Ann (Korzynski) Atkins, passed away on June 14, 2022 at Hospital of Central CT in Southington. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Frederick W. and Caroline M. (Sichler) Atkins.

     Rich graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, New Haven College and Michigan State University where he received his Master’s Degree. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Rich retired from Fuji Medical Systems after having a stroke in 2008.

     Rich and Linda were married in 1985 at the First United Methodist Church in Middletown and were devoted to each other for thirty-seven years. Rich will be sorely missed by his wife and she will always remember the many fun times they had together.

     He was active with Boy Scouts Troop #3 in Middletown serving as troop committee chairman. Rich was member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed softball, music concerts and horse racing where he was part owner of two thoroughbreds. Rich was a kind and generous person with a great sense of humor.

     Along with his wife, Rich is survived by two brothers, Harley Atkins and his wife, Gloria of Port Orange, FL, Barry Atkins and his wife Chris of Casco, ME; a sister, Valerie Bossie and her husband Thomas of New Portland, ME and many nieces and nephews.

     Besides his parents, Rich is predeceased by a brother, F. Thomas Atkins.

     Funeral service and burial will be private.  Family and friends may call on Saturday, July 9th from 10:00 to 12:00 pm at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rich’s memory may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.  To share memories or send messages of condolences to the Atkins family, please visit .  

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July 9, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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