Richard Alfred Bauerfeld, 90, most recently of Meadow Ridge in Redding, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2017, surrounded by family and caring members of the staff at Meadow Ridge. Dick is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lee (Sperry) Bauerfeld of Meadow Ridge, his son Rick Bauerfeld and wife Susan of Wilton, his three grandsons, Eric, Jonathan and Gregory Bauerfeld, and his daughter Bonnie Hataley and husband Kerry of Odessa, Fla. He was predeceased by his sister, Madelyn, and his brother, John.
Dick was a lifelong resident of Connecticut, born and raised in Stamford (where he graduated from St. Basil’s Prep), then resident in Cheshire, Redding, Branford for 46 years, and finally Redding again. He was an Eagle Scout, served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and graduated from UConn in 1950. He worked for 30-plus years at the Southern New England Telephone Company, retiring as Division Operations Manager of Eastern and Central Connecticut.