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Richard "Blue Bird" Cornell, 1931-2020


Last updated 3/11/2020 at 12:10pm

Richard Cornell

Richard James "Blue Bird" Cornell, 88, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale.

He was born October 9, 1931 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Frank and Anna Cornell; he came here from Connecticut in 1982. Richard was a retired equipment operator and attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He could fix anything, and never met a stranger.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Marie Cornell in 2012. Survivors include his daughters, April Monday and husband Robert of Ft. Meade, Pamela Harrison and husband Keith of Waterberry, CT,...

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