Richard Stankov Obituary

Richard  Stankov
Richard Stankov

June 28, 1956 - June 24, 2019
Born in New York
Resided in Waterford, CT


Waterford - Richard Stankov, 62, of Waterford passed away at home on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Rich was born in New York on June 28, 1956 to Alexander and Helen Stankov. He grew up in North Jersey, graduated from Montclair State University as an accountant and spent most of his career in the publishing field, where he met the love of his life, Dona. He was currently employed as a Grants Manager at United Services, Dayville.

How do you capture the essence of someone you love for someone else to read? How do you describe a life well lived to those who don’t know him? How do you do justice to a man who was our hero? Perhaps only with this: He was a quiet man with an infectious laugh who loved his family with all his heart. A man who had no greater joy than a game of trivia and a quiet night with those he loved. A consummate provider who never asked for a thing in return for all the good he did. A man content to sit in the background and let us shine. Humble. Loving. Supportive. Our rock. And now, our North Star.

Rich is survived by his loving wife, Dona (Galiano), his son, Michael, a brother Peter Stankov of New Milford, NJ, in-laws Joann & Mark Sheridan of Carmel, Indiana and Jim & Diane Galiano of Grapevine, Texas. He leaves his nieces and nephew, Katie Lewis, Kelly, Liz & Tom Sheridan all of Indiana.

His family will receive friends and relatives from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Neilan Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at St. Agnes Church, 22 Haigh Avenue, Niantic. Interment will follow at St. Mary's cemetery in New London.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes Church, 22 Haigh Avenue, Niantic, CT or to the Brian Dagle Foundation, 461 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357.




Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Monday, July 1, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Agnes Church
22 Haigh Ave.
Niantic , Connecticut United States 06357
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
11:00 AM

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