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Tilden Richard ‘Dick’ McGhee

SALISBURY — Tilden Richard “Dick” McGhee, 79, of Housatonic River Road died March 12, 2012, at Sharon Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara (Duntz) McGhee. Dick was born May 17, 1932, in Sharon, the son of the late Elsie (Ball) and Theodore Richard McGhee.Dick was a mason and worked for various companies throughout the Northwest Corner. For the past 10 years he had been employed at The Hotchkiss School where he worked in the housekeeping department. He was a member of the Salisbury Congregational Church. Dick also enjoyed coon hunting, taking his children and grandchildren fishing and watching the NASCAR races on television.In addition to his wife he is survived by his five children, Debra Lavalette of Mill River, Mass., Joann Garfield of East Canaan, Barbara McGhee of Washington Depot, Pam Carlson of North Canaan and Ted McGhee of Salisbury; his three sisters, Mildred Ongley of Salisbury, Shirley Decker of Norfolk and Polly Cimorelli of Poughkeepsie; his eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be sent to the Falls Village Ambulance, 35 Railroad St., Falls Village, CT 06031 or to the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, PO Box 582, Salisbury, CT 06068. Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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