Obituary for Richard D. Vogler
Richard Dennis Vogler, 70, of Canton, beloved husband of Kathleen (Padula) Vogler died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. He was born September 30, 1946 in Brighton, MA, son of the late Francis Alphonse and Ruth Lenore Vogler and had lived in Hartford prior to moving to Canton 43 years ago. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, Class of 1968, having received his Bachelors Degree in Engineering and his Masters Degree from University Of Connecticut. Mr. Vogler was a Civil Engineer for the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation, and after retirement worked for UPS and the Transportation Security Administration. Richard was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Collinsville and the Boy Scouts of America, earning the achievement of Eagle Scout working with Troop 177 in Collinsville for over a decade. He had a great love for working outdoors, affectionally being known as ”Night Man” for often working after sunset on various projects such as cutting down trees, splitting wood, gardening, landscaping and building additions above and beyond.
He was a gentle, strong, energetic and compassionate man who faced the challenges in his life with grace and dignity. He was always there to lend a helping hand or support to family, friends and strangers.
Besides his loving and devoted wife of 45 years he is survived by his son, Richard J Vogler and his wife Heather, his grandchildren, Ashley, Isabella and Owen, of Unionville; his daughter, Kathryn Lenore Panzeri and her husband Gianpaolo of Plainville; his brother, Robert W. Vogler and his wife Barbara of Ridgefield; his nieces and nephew, Amy Kent, Cheryl Vogler, Elizabeth Vogler, Kristin Dempsey, Jennifer Oberfield and David Dempsey as well as several great and great-great nieces nephews.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton on Tuesday, April 18th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 19th at St. Patrick’s Church, 50 Church Street in Collinsville. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Collinsville. In lieu of traditional funeral flowers, Richard’s family requests that a perennial or annual from Riverside Nursery in Collinsville (860-693-2285) be sent to be used throughout the services. A memorial garden will be planted at their home. Donations can be made to the Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, Connecticut .
Please visit his “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.