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C. Richard Madwid

Published 8:32 am, Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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C. Richard (Dick) Madwid, 89, a resident of the Southport section of Fairfield and the husband of the late Virginia O'Leary Madwid, died Aug. 19, 2010, at home.

Born in Hartford, he lived in Fairfield since his early youth. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas School and Roger Ludlowe High School, Class of 1939, he continued his education at the Bridgeport Engineering Institute. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Biscayne during World War II, and was awarded the Victory Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the European African Middle Eastern Ribbon.

Madwid began his career as part-owner of an aluminum factory, manager for Exide Battery in Fairfield and Reynolds Aluminum. After retiring, he joined the staff of St. Luke Church in Westport as manager of building and grounds for a decade. He was also a carpenter and builder, and enjoyed gardening, cooking and fishing.

He is survived by a son, Richard W. Madwid and his wife, Dorlene; a grandson, Tyler R. Madwid, all of Bethel, and a stepdaughter, Virginia Day of Southport. He was predeceased by sisters Julie Koch and Olga Grywalski.

Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, and a Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 84 Long Lots Road, Westport. Burial with military honors will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Donations in Madwid's memory can be made to Catholic Charities, 238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606. To send an online condolence, visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.