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Richard David Freeman

June 30, 1960 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Richard David Freeman “Rick” passed away peacefully on March 29, 2024 while in his wife’s loving arms at his home in Branford, CT. Rick was born on June 30, 1960 in Brockton, MA, he was the beloved husband of Denise Freeman.

Rick and Denise met in 1997, it was the beginning of their love story. They married in 2001, if you knew them you knew of the special bond they shared. They built a beautiful life together with their blended family that was filled with laughter from his crazy antics, practical jokes and amazing sense of humor.

Rick’s first career was as a tool and die maker, he worked his way up to an operations manager of a large manufacturing company in Milford, CT. He than followed his passion of carpentry and spent 15 years working for Renewal by Andersen as one of their top installers managing several crews. 

He was an extraordinarily compassionate man often helping people during their toughest times; giving them a place to live, giving them a job, and helping the less fortunate with life’s necessities.

He was an avid boater and a member of the Pootatuck Yacht Club for many years. He loved passing his days out on the water on his boat “Bodacious” fishing and soaking up the sun with his friends and family and at night dancing the night away on “Club Bodacious” with DJ Rick playing everyone’s favorite music.

Rick was a loving father, husband and friend with a beautiful soul. He will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. Richard is survived by his wife Denise Freeman. Three beloved children Richard Freeman, Jr., Kyle Freeman (Krystal Freeman), Angela Freeman (Dana Hinnant) and his stepson Andrew Popolizio. he has six grandchildren; Giovanni Hinnant, Gianna Freeman, Connor Freeman, Layla Hinnant, Lillianna Freeman and Sequioa Freeman. Four siblings; Wayne Freeman, (Lynn Freeman), John Savino (Katie Savino), Colleen Freeman, Doreen Freeman. He is predeceased by his brother, Kenny Freeman and sister, Michelle Freeman. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, family and friends. 

Rick’s family would like to extend a special thank you for the compassionate care provided by Connecticut Hospice and his two nurses Pin Don Wong and Michael Sweeney. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rick’s honor to Connecticut Hospice online at

A visitation will be held on Monday, April 8th at Cody-White Funeral Home (107 Broad St, Milford, CT) from 4 to 8 pm. A funeral mass will be held on April 9th at St. James Roman Catholic church (2070 Main St., Stratford, CT) at 10:00am. Please meet directly at the church. A bereavement luncheon will be held directly following the church service at the Pootatuck Yacht Club (100 Housatonic Avenue, Stratford, CT)

Rick is compassionately being cared for by Cody-White Funeral Home, to light a candle or leave a condolence in his memory please visit

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April 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Funeral Mass
April 9, 2024

10:00 AM
Saint James Roman Catholic Church
2070 Main St
Stratford, CT 06615


Connecticut Hospice
100 Double Beach Rd., Branford CT 06405


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