Richard V. Lee

richard lee

April 2, 1946 ~ February 10, 2023

Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: Coram, NY

Master craftsman, car enthusiast, connoisseur of food, Captain of the Long Island seas. Richard Vernon Lee will be remembered as all of these, but he is truly treasured for the love he shared with his family throughout is life.

USMC SSGT Richard V. Lee, (76), of Coram, New York, set sail into a big, beautiful sunset on February 10, 2023, surrounded by family and friends. The toughest man we’ve ever known, he valiantly faced down cancer every day for the last 13 years so he could share just a little more time with his family. Nothing in the entire world meant more to him

Richard, fondly known as Rich, was born to Dorothy and Frederick Lee, on April 2, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up with a passion for cars, which led him into a well accomplished career in the automotive industry.

In 1966 he proudly enlisted the Marine Corps. In 1968 he answered the call for our country and shipped out to Vietnam. He bravely served his country and returned home as a Staff Sergeant on February 4, 1969. While serving he was awarded expert marksmanship medals in both pistol and rifle.

The amount of pride Richard had for his family was immeasurable. When he became a grandpa, that pride grew. He loved spending time with his children and loved even more soaking up all the hugs and kisses he could get from his grandbabies. All eleven of them! He made the best ice cream sundaes and enjoyed sharing those with his grandbabies so very much.

Richard is survived by his wife Anna and five children, Richard, Robert, Jessica, Joseph, and Jacquelyn.

Please join us in celebrating Richard’s life. He asked that we not be sad, but happy for all the memories we shared with him.

Visitation will take place at Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place, NY, 551 Route 25A, on February 16, 2023, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Richard’s family will host a funeral service on Friday, February 17, 2023, at Infant Jesus R.C. Church, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, at 10:00am.

Interment, with Marine Corps Honors, will be held afterwards at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Boulevard, Calverton NY.

“So take your place of honor, among those who have gone before, and know you will be remembered, for now and forevermore.”

Fair winds and following seas Dad, we love you more than you will ever know


Visitation: February 16, 2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Visitation: February 16, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Service: February 17, 2023 10:00 am

Infant Jesus R.C. Church
110 Myrtle Avenue


Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.

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  1. “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.
    You are loved beyond words & will be miss beyond measure.” 🤍

  2. Anna and family – our condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Dave and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rest in peace, Rich

  3. candleOur deepest sympathy to the family Wishing you peace, comfort, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts are with you always we will continue to keep you in prayer RIP Richard

  4. candleIt is Great knowing you Rich! Fellow serviceman who raised his children Wonderfully! You passed a lot of wonderful memories and traditions to your kids that they are sharing with their kids and Families. In my eyes, you Lived Life Right Sir. We’d all do Great following in your footsteps! You’ll be missed around the Pool, BBQ’s and Holidays but Always With Us.❤️

  5. Richard I will miss you so much and all of your family gatherings. You were always there to help when anyone needed it. You were the definition of a great man. We will miss you dearly.

  6. candleDear Joey and Family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Rich was such a kind man who will always be remembered. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead. You and your family will be in our thoughts.
    Thomas and Amanda Walsh

  7. Hey Mr. Lee my thoughts and love go out to you’re family. You were a great man with great morals I really enjoyed our convos. Till we meet again, much love.

    Errol Marks

  8. Happy first Birthday in Heaven Dad. We think about you every day. Hope you liked the flowers and flag.

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