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Welcome to the memorial page for

Richard A. Mongeau

August 16, 2018

Richard (Rick) A. Mongeau passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at his home in Mansfield Center, Connecticut. He was a beloved husband to Debra (Bigelow) Mongeau for 35 years.

Throughout his life Rick was a passionate blacksmith, creating art from wrought iron. He owned and operated Windham Forge and was still creating art up until his death. He loved talking to and educating the public about his art and he was a vendor demonstrating his craft at many local events. He recently had the opportunity to make an audio narrative about the art of blacksmithing for The Blue Slope Country Museum in Franklin, Connecticut. He was also an active member in the New England Blacksmith (NEB) and The Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA).

Rick was a kind and generous man who blessed his family and friends with many of his artistic creations which will forever keep his spirit alive in our hearts. He also loved watching the UCONN Woman’s Basketball games and attending the BIG E every year with his wife.

He is survived by his sister June Konopka and her husband Frank of Lebanon; Sister-in-Laws Sandy Barbero and her husband Mark of Maryville, TN; Bobbi-Jean Evans of Mansfield; Brother-in Law David Evans of Boynton Beach, FL; and one niece and many nephews. Rick was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Eileen (Jubin) Mongeau, his sister Lorraine, and nephew Ryan Evans.

Potter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, the burial will be private, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Blue Slope Country Museum, 138 Blue Hill Rd., Franklin, CT 06254.

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