Obituaries: Francis ‘Rick’ Petit

Petit, Francis “Rick”, 62, of Windsor Locks, husband of Susan Gagne, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 4, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. Born on December 16, 1953 in Bristol, CT, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Anna (Fitzgerald) Petit. Rick enlisted in the Marines and was very proud to have served his country as a Marine. Rick worked for Abbott-Ball Co. in West Hartford for 15 years. He was an avid UCONN Women’s Basketball fan and a huge lover of jazz. Rick would make sure that he attended the Hartford Jazz Festival every year. Besides his wife Susan, Rick leaves his daughter Nicole Petit of Southington, CT; a sister Sharon Scott of Bristol, CT; two grandchildren Declan Brault and Logan Brennan, and four nieces and nephews. Rick was predeceased by his sister Sandra Keddy. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 11am at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Monday evening from 6-8pm at the funeral home, and also Tuesday morning from 10-11am prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VITAS, 199 Park Rd. Ext., Middlebury, CT 06762. Family and friends are invited to leave a condolence message by visiting www.DUPONTFUNERALHOME.comPetit