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Obituary for Richard J. Och

A photograph of Richard J. Och

Born: Norwalk
Lived: Stratford

Richard James Och, age 57, of Stratford, entered into rest on Wednesday October 3, 2018 in Bridgeport Hospital. He was the devoted husband of 25 years to Irene Hyatt Och.
Richard was born in Norwalk on July 1, 1961 beloved son of Frances Hartmayer Prouty and the late Walter H. Prouty. He has been a Stratford resident for 25 years, previously living in Wilton and Norwalk. He was a Caregiver who began his career at the Ella T. Grasso Center and was most recently employed at Disability Resource Center. Richard enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with his family and was an avid Mets Fan.
He is the beloved father of Matthew, Andrew, Christopher, and Jonathan Och, the loving brother of Deborah Rapuano, and her husband Louis, and Denise Rinko, and her husband Ernest. He is the step brother of Walter L. Prouty, and also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Friends may greet his family on Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Riverview Funeral Home 390 River Road Shelton. At 3:00 PM a funeral service followed by military honors will be celebrated in the funeral home. At the request of his family memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517, or at supportwoundedwarriorproject.org