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Mr. Richard Lush Sr.

August 12, 1946 — June 13, 2024


Casey's is honored to be assisting the Lush family from our WATERBURY Eastside Memorial location.

WATERBURY – Richard David Lush Sr. (Butch), age 77, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at the West Haven Veterans Hospital surrounded by his loving family. 

Richard was born on August 12, 1946 in Waterbury, the son of the late Howard and Jeanette (Hannis) Lush. Richard attended local schools and then went on to proudly serve his country, honorably in the United States Army, where he served in Vietnam from 1968-1969. After his service in the Army, Richard went on to work in various factories, and also caring for the disabled in group homes. Richard was proud of his Abenaki Native American Indian Heritage and enjoyed going to Pow-wows and his trip to Odanak with his family. He spent time fishing, doing crafty things such as making jewelry and fixing watches. He was an avid boxing fan. What Richard truly loved the most however, was spending time with his family and friends. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather, who will be deeply missed by all those who were blessed to know and love him.

Left to cherish his memory and honor his legacy, are his children; Jessica Green (VJ), Trish Cleveland (Johnny), Richard Lush Jr., Jason Lush (Jayme), and David Lush (Kim). He also leaves 18 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, his brother, Edward Lush (Pat), nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Richard was predeceased by his son, Kevin Lush, and sister, Jacqueline Marticello. 

The family would like to thank the VA, Dr. Dosani, Dr. Suyen Hong, his favorite medical student and the American Red Cross blood Bank.

Funeral Services for Mr. Lush will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leo the Great Church 14 Bentwood Rd Waterbury. Those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial with full military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Relatives and friends may visit with Richard’s family on Wednesday Evening, June 19, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 1987 East Main Street, Waterbury, Ct. Loving kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence or words of comfort or share a memory of someone important to you with your family and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Waterbury

1987 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06705

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Leo The Great Church

14 Bentwood Drive, Waterbury, CT 06705

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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