Richon van der Veen Wojciechowski

Richon van der Veen Wojciechowski, 29, of New Milford, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at New Milford Hospital.

Richon was born in New Milford, December 24, 1984, son of Richard Lee Wojciechowski and Yvonne (van der Veen) Pierce both of New Milford.

Raised in Brookfield, Richon attended Brookfield schools, Brookfield High School and graduated from Johnson & Wales University of Providence, Rhode Island.

At the time of his death, Richon was a line cook with Panera Bread of Brookfield.

He was an avid sportsman and protector of animals.

In addition to his father and mother, he is survived by a brother, Eric R. Wojciechowski and his daughter, Sophie of Birmingham, Michigan; sisters, Tara Morgan Valentine Pierce and Alexssa Sophia Pierce both of New Milford; step-father, Randall W. Pierce of New Milford; his fiancée, Jennifer Sampias and her son, Cailin; uncles, William Johnson of New Fairfield, John Wojciechowski of Massachusetts and Michiel van der Veen of the Netherlands ; an aunt, Audrey Wright of New Milford; cousins including Billy Johnson of New Milford and numerous special friends.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Teunis van der Veen and paternal grandmother, Pauline Johnson.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM in Faith Church, New Milford.

The family will receive friends at Faith Church following the service.

Contributions may be made to an animal rescue organization, soup kitchen, chemical or substance abuse rehabilitation facility or to be used according to the wishes of the family in Richon’s memory.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.








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