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Richard Colonna

June 29, 1941 — August 31, 2022

Richard Custis Colonna, 81, also known as “Pickles”, husband of the late Barbara B. Colonna and a resident of Exmore, VA, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Shore Health and Rehab Center, Parksley, VA. A native of Exmore, he was the son of the late John Richard Colonna and the late Mary Custis Colonna. He was a seafood dealer and a Veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his nephew, Dwayne Colonna and his wife Tina and niece, Mindy Myers and her husband, Eddie, all of Williamsburg, VA; a special brother-in-law, Johnny Taylor and his wife, Pam of Onley, VA and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held graveside Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Belle Haven Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Charles Peterson officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Virginia, 6350 Center Dr., Suite 102, Norfolk, VA  23502.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Belle Haven Cemetery, Virginia

, Belle Haven, VA 23306

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