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Richard N. Tousignant

May 11, 1939 ~ June 3, 2018 (age 79)

Richard N. Tousignant, 79, of Marlborough, CT peacefully passed away surrounded by his children on June 3rd, 2018 at The Marlborough Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marlborough, CT. He was born in Woonsocket, RI on May 11th, 1939, the son of the late Cecile Lavalle Tousignant and Noe Tousignant and had resided in Marlborough for the past 50 years.

    As a young man Richard enjoyed trips to Block Island, although his favorite trip was to beautiful Colorado with his family.  Richard served as a proud member of the Marine Corps for several years. Following his time in the Marines, Richard was a master gunsmith and a chief law enforcement armorer who worked for Colt Manufacturing Co. in Hartford for over 30 years. Richard was a gun enthusiast who thoroughly enjoyed target shooting, hunting, and the work that he did at Colt. Additionally, Richard enjoyed photography, fishing, and horseback riding, his horse was named Mr. Blue.. He was an avid outdoorsman, a member of the Glastonbury Fish and Game Club, and a volunteer for the Marlborough Fire Department.

      He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Michele and Joseph Grasso of Colchester, CT, his son Johnny Tousignant of Wethersfield, CT, his grandchildren Carys, Camryn, Cate, and Ava, his sister and brother-in-law Suzanne and Alfred Piche of FL and his brother and sister-in-law Gerald and Bonnie Tousignant of FL, he also leaves several nieces and  nephews. In addition to family, Richard leaves many great friends and neighbors who brought much joy and laughter to his life, as he did to theirs. He was predeceased by his older brother Donald Tousignant.  

     The family wishes to thank all of the staff and especially one special caretaker at the Marlborough Health and Rehabilitation Center, Marcia, who cared for our dad with comfort, compassion, and friendship during his time in rehab and hospice.

     Family has decided to respect Richards wishes to hold a private family mass. In leu of flowers, please share a memory or photos of Richard at


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