Michael Howard “Curly” Rich

ST. ALBANS: The family of Michael Howard “Curly” Rich, age 68, announces that he passed away peacefully on August 22, 2022. He was born in St. Albans on January 28, 1954, the son of R. Stanley and Faith (Wilson) Rich.

He worked for many years as a sprinkler fitter for Cedar Ridge Sprinkler Corporation. He loved hunting and fishing especially going to Saskatchewan and Alabama. He spent a lot of time ice fishing and ocean fishing with close friends. He had a special place in his heart for his animals.

He is survived by his mother, Faith Rich of Boiling Springs, SC; his partner of 29 years, Joan Machia of Swanton; two step-daughters, Laura Larose (Jason) of Franklin, and Andrea Sartwell (Justin) of Franklin; seven grandchildren; and two siblings, Steven Rich (Pamela) of St. Albans Bay, and Kimberly Tackett (William) of Spartanburg, SC; several nieces, nephews; and fishing and hunting buddies.

He was predeceased by his father, R. Stanley Rich on March 12, 2001.

A Remembrance Gathering will be held on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 at 2 pm at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Chapel, with Father Daniel Jordan officiating.

As an alternative to flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Vermont Children’s Hospital at UVM, or to help a young hunter to get their lifetime license through the Vermont Department of Fish and Game.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, where fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with his family and friends at: www.bradyandlevesque.com