Richard "Dick" J. Rustic, 78, of Terryville, husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty" (Verreault) Rustic passed away Sunday (June 5, 2011) at The Pines of Bristol.
Dick was born May 7, 1933 in Hartford, CT. He was the son of the late Chester Rustic Sr. and Mary (Makula) Rustic and has been a longtime resident of Terryville. He graduated from Bristol Technical School and then worked for New Departure of Bristol for 30 years. After his retirement from New Departure he and his wife Betty owned and operated the Village Package Store in Terryville for 16 years. Dick was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church, Bristol, former member of the Bristol Fish and Game Club and the Bristol Elks Club. Dick was active in his community, serving on the Commission of the Plymouth Water Treatment Plant, active on the Plymouth Democratic Committee, he was appointed by Ella Grasso as a Justice Of The Peace, Dick was also a very active supporter of Plymouth Food Pantry. He was an umpire and very active with the Babe Ruth League and coached the Bristol Pony League. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the girls UCONN Husky Basketball Team. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his trips to Lake Champlain with his family.
Dick is survived by his sons and daughters -in-law, Richard and Rosemary Rustic of Bristol, Mark and Diane Rustic of Avon; his daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Steven Goulette of St. Albans, VT, Diane and Hil Scott of Burlington; his grandchildren, Erica and Jennie Rustic, Daniel Goulette, Richelle Reid and her husband Philip, Danielle and Nicholas Rustic, Robert Storrs, Emily and Richard Scott; his brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Pauline Rustic of Bristol; his uncle, John Makula of Bristol; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom, Connie, Lori, Gertrude and Lou; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 9:30AM from the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville to St. Stanislaus Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Plymouth Community Food Pantry, 20 Dewey Ave., Terryville, CT 06786 or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 74 Batterson Park Rd., Farmington, CT 06032
The family would like to thank the staff at The Pines for their loving care and family support.