Richard E. McKee – Southington, Conn.

Richard E. McKee – Southington, Conn.

Richard E. McKee, 78, of Southington, Conn., beloved husband of Patricia (Kelly) McKee, died on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Advanced Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, New Haven, Conn. He was born to the late Everett and Lois (Lord) McKee in Royalton, Vermont.

Richard was a proud veteran of The United States Army. He worked for Pratt and Whitney for 41 years before his retirement in 2006. Richard was recently able to finish his lifelong project of restoring a 1934 Ford Coupe, it was originally purchased when his oldest child was just 18 months old, and was finished in 2020. An avid auto enthusiast, Richard won the first car show he entered. Above all else, Richard loved Patricia, his wife of 56 years.

In addition to Patricia, Richard is survived by his sons: Robert McKee and his wife, Carie, of Southington, Conn., and Richard McKee II and his wife, Mira, of Orlando, Fla.; daughter: Katholeen McKee of Polson, Mont.; grandchildren: Codey, Erica, Christian, Sebastian, Maddie, Brady, Griffin, and Riley; great-grandchildren: Lillyonna, Mateo, and Benton; a brother, Robert McKee, and his wife, Patricia, of R.I.; sisters: Mary Marszalkowski of R.I., Virginia Fiore and her husband, Peter, of R.I., Rose Marie Chevalier and her husband, Maurice, of N.Y., and Cece Burch and her husband, Richard, of N.H. Richard was predeceased by a sister Susan Pond.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 6, 2021, at St. Thomas Church, followed by burial with Military Honors at St. Thomas Cemetery, all in Southington, Conn. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Please visit Richard’s memorial website at www.DellaVecchiaSouthington.com .