Richard V. Lee
April 2, 1946 ~ February 10, 2023
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