Obituary of Dr. Richard E. Fava
Dr. Richard E. Fava, age 90, died on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in Bristol on July 22, 1929, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Toffolon) Fava. He was a lifelong resident of New Britain, attending local schools and graduating from New Britain High School, class of 1946, where he played baseball for the Red & Gold. After high school he continued playing baseball in local semiprofessional leagues.
He attended the University of Connecticut in the premedical program and graduated from the Chiropractic Institute of New York in 1953. He was an intern and staff member at Spears Chiropractic Hospital in Denver, Colorado, 1953-1955. Upon returning to New Britain, he was re-introduced by his cousin to high school classmate June Mathewson, whom he married on September 21, 1963.
Dr. Fava opened his chiropractic practice in 1957 and maintained his practice for over 40 years, beloved by his patients. He was a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Connecticut Chiropractic Association, and a long-time member of St. Maurice Church and Shuttle Meadow Country Club.
Dr. Fava was predeceased by his wife June, to whom he was married for 43 years. He is survived by his daughter Eileen Fava, of Weston, MA, her husband Michael McCarthy, grandchildren Duncan and Paige McCarthy, sister-in-law Patricia Spring, two nieces, a nephew and several cousins.
Friends are invited to join Dr. Fava’s family at a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 16 at 10:30 A M at St. Katharine Drexel Parish (St. Maurice Church) 100 Wightman Road, New Britain. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, 1165 Worthington Rdg Berlin.
Donations may be made in Dr. Fava’s memory to the New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain CT 06052 or to the New Britain Symphony, 114 W Main St # 304, New Britain, CT 06051.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. Richard Fava, please visit Tribute Store