Richard Alfred Petit, Sr.

November 16, 1942 - October 17, 2019

Richard Alfred Petit, Sr., a resident of Cape Coral since 2008, formerly of Meriden, CT, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at home with family by his side.  He was born November 16, 1942 in Meriden, CT to the late Roland and Emma (Aubin) Petit.

Richard graduated from Maloney High School and in 1993 he retired from GM Delco Moraine after 27 years.  He was an avid #3 Dale Earnhardt racing fan and the NY Yankee’s, which he passed his love down to his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon (Beaudry) Petit of Cape Coral; Daughter, Michelle Leon of Meriden, CT; Sons, Richard Petit, Jr. (girlfriend, Annette Puckett) of Cape Coral; and Bryan Petit (Kelly) of Palm Coast, FL; three grandchildren, Jaime Lynn Petit, Caiden Leon  and Emma Petit; brother, Paul Petit of Meriden, Ct; sister-in-law, Carol Petit of Meriden, CT; niece, Lynn Campbell; nephew, Michael Petit; Aunt Jean Petit of Meriden, Ct as well as a special friends, Angel and Christina Pignataro.

Richard was predeceased by his son James (Jamie) Petit, brothers, Roland “Pete” Petit and Arthur Petit, as well as his in-laws Robert and Teresa Beaudry.

Memorial Services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, October 28, 2019 at Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Chaplain Terry Rose officiating.

In Lieu of flowers in memory of Richard Petit, memorial contributions may be made to: Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St, Suite 800, Miami, Fl.33131 (; Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 ( Cape Coral Animal Shelter, 1217 Cape Coral Pkwy #235, Cape Coral, Fl 33904 ( or a Charity of one’s choice. 

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Memorial Services are Pending and will be posted on when finalized.


  1. Maureen Andrews Oct 21, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Michelle and family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Xoxo Maureen and rich.

  2. Wendy Schramm Oct 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    My sincere condolences and love to all!!

  3. Kathy Hanley Pedrolini Oct 22, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Sharon, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.
    Kathy Hanley Pedrolini

  4. Marcia DIAZ Oct 22, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Sharon, My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. With sincere condolences

  5. Teeka Bagenski Oct 23, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. Richly was a great guy. You made a great couple and raised a fantastic family.
    Bob and Teeka

  6. Renee (McDermott) Cameron Oct 25, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mr Petit was a fine man and I was blessed to have known him. He always made me smile and I will forever remember him. May he Rest In Peace. I Love you very much my dear friend Michelle. My love extends to all of you. May you be comforted Sharon. Please take care of yourselves. I am only a phone call away. ❤️

  7. Angel B Pignataro Oct 27, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    RIP Richard, wee well miss you

  8. Louise Massaro Oct 28, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    Peter & Louise (Sini) Massaro

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