Richard H. Sikes


Died March 3, 2016,East Granby, CT

College: Pierson

Widow: Mrs. Maureen Sikes
82 Old County Road
East Granby, CT 06026

Children: Jennifer, 1976; Christopher, 1979

Dr. Richard H. Sikes, 76, of East Granby, beloved husband of Maureen (McCourt) Sikes, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born March 19, 1939, in Hartford, son of the late Dr. Ralph Sikes and Margaret (Walsh) Sikes; he had lived in East Granby for the past 37 years and prior to that spent three years in Switzerland. Richard attended Yale University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering, and then served with the US Army during the Vietnam War. After his service, he moved to Boston where he attended Tufts Dental School, receiving his D.M.D., and met his future wife. Richard had a dental practice in East Granby for over 30 years. He enjoyed reading, jogging, traveling, and spending summers at his lake house in Deerfield, NH. In addition to Maureen, his wife of 44 years, he is survived by a son, Dr. Christopher Sikes and his wife Ani, of Washington, PA; a daughter, Jennifer (Sikes) Keefer and her husband Scott, of Norwalk; two sisters, Martha Sikes and Dr. Barbara Sikes, both of VA; a cousin, Jane and Champe Ransom, of VA; and three grandchildren he loved dearly: Nyree, Arpi, and Ida. His family will receive friends Tuesday, March 8, 2016, from 6-8 PM at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. N. (Rt. 159), Suffield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10 AM, at St. Bernard’s Church, 7 Maple St., Tariffville. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Bernard’s Church, 7 Maple St, Tariffville, CT 06081 or to East Granby Library, P.O. Box G, East Granby, CT 06026. To leave on-line condolences please visit