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Richard H. Ezold Sr., Past Grandparent

Richard H. Ezold Sr. of Branford passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 5, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. He was 85. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Esther Santore Ezold, twin daughters Sharon Ezold-Villano and Shelley Massey, son Richard Ezold Jr., five grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Three of his grandchildren are graduates of Hamden Hall; Morgan Massey Graham, Class of 2011, Taylor Massey Alessi, Class of 2011, and Brandon Massey, Class of 2016. Son-in-law Robert Massey Jr. is a member of the Hamden Hall Board of Trustees.

Richard was one of the owners of the well-known Forbes Diner in New Haven. He was employed for the past 30 years as an Operations Coordinator at Massey's Glass, owned by his son-in-law. He served in the Army Reserves for eight years. He was an outstanding basketball player in his youth, making all-state for East Haven High School class of 1956 and was inducted into the East Haven Sports Hall of Fame.   

The Hamden Hall community extends deep condolences to the Massey family during this difficult time. To read full obituary, please click here.

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