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Richard John Beharry

November 3, 1957 — October 14, 2022


Richard John Beharry, 64, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, formerly of the Plantsville section of Southington, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, October 14, 2022. He was born with a twin brother Michael “Mike” on November 3, 1957 in Southington and was the loving son of the late John R. Beharry and Jean A. (Tully) Beharry.

Richard was an electrician by trade, graduating from H.C. Wilcox Technical School in 1975. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy in the Buddy System with his late friend, James Fusco. While in the Navy, he met his late wife Helen (Philips) Beharry Tomlinson. During his service in the Navy from 1975 - 1979, he served as an Electrician Mate on the USS Cone DD-866 in Charleston, SC. After being honorably discharged, he returned to his hometown of Southington where he made his life with his family.

Richard worked as a facility manager at Corbin Russwin and managed other corporate facilities. Richard studied at Teikyo Post University and received a Bachelor Degree. He was an avid sports fan and loved UCONN teams. Most of all, he truly loved all of his family and his pet dog, Boomer.

Richard leaves behind his son Richard James Beharry of Lehigh Acres, FL, his sister Adrianne Whiteside and her husband Charlie of Southington, twin brother Mike Beharry Sr. of Plainville, brother Joe Beharry and wife Heidi Gervais of Bristol and brother John F. Beharry of Plantsville, Sonia Nurczyk of Bristol and many dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, several relatives and dear friends. 

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Burial with military honors will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home.  For online condolences and directions, please visit

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