Richard J. Grisky
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Richard J. Grisky, age 89, of North Port, Florida, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021, at Bayfront Health in Port Charlotte, Florida. Richard was born on March 31, 1932 in Norwich, Connecticut to the late Mary (nee-Dowyak) and Mitchel Grisky. Richard grew up in Essex, Connecticut where he graduated from Pratt High School and went on to open and operate R. J. Grisky Company Builders, a successful Renovation and Restoration Construction firm in Essex. He was a founding and lifetime member of the Essex Boat Club. Richard had two children when he met and later married Grace C. (nee-Forsyth) in June of 1997. Together they designed and built a beautiful home in Old Lyme, Connecticut where they continued to reside into their retirement while wintering in Florida from 2004-2012. In 2012 Richard and Grace became permanent residents of North Port, Florida. Richard is survived by his wife of 24 years, Grace C. Grisky, his daughter, Susan Grisky, and son, Michael Grisky, both of Essex, CT; a grandson, Michael Grisky, Jr., and a great-grandson, Silas Grisky. In addition to his parents, Richard was also preceded in death by his siblings, Donald Grisky and Rosemary Roos.
A memorial service for Richard will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Avneue, Old Lyme, CT. Burial will follow at Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme.
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