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Obituary for Richard F. Dearstyne

Richard F. Dearstyne, 88 of Tolland and husband of the late, Evelyn M. (Sisson) Dearstyne, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023. He was born June 8, 1935 in Albany, NY to the late Stanley and Evelyn (Miller) Dearstyne. He was the owner and operator of Dearco Drilling Inc. and was a hardworking man. He loved to go fishing and hunting in his spare time. Richard was known for his big smile and was always willing to help anyone that needed help. He was a member for years at Tolland Baptist church where he served as a Deacon and later became a member of Ellington Baptist Church. He is survived by his children; Ronald M. Dearstyne and his wife Ann, Joanne D. Kupferschmid and her husband Dean, Bonnie L. Walker and her husband Dwight and Lori A. Dearstyne. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Kim Ruiz, Tammie Szedlacsek, Tara Walker, Christy Gambrell, Katherine Abrego, Jennifer Boudle, Ashley Moore, Richard Nelson, Christopher Dearstyne and Anastasia Ratushnuk; and many great-grandchildren . He is survived by his sister, Joan Bentley . He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Robert Dearstyne. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Ellington Center Cemetery in Ellington. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Families CT, 600 N Mountain Rd, Newington, CT 06111. For online condolences please visit: