Shrewsbury – Ricardo “Richie” Rey Hernandez, 65, of Shrewsbury and formerly of Colombia, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2023 with his loving family by his side.
He leaves his wife, Maria Zully (Moreno) Rey; his children, Carolina and husband Steven Costa, and Jorge and his wife Laura; his step-children, Jaime, Sandra, and Adriana, and her husband Matthew Vaccaro; his grandchildren, Bryan, Angela, Maria, Nicholas, Rosie, Bella, Mateo, Mateo, Matteo, Luca, and Dulce; a great-grandchild, Lucciana and his siblings: Juan Carlos and his wife Maria, Cristina, Jorge Enrique and his partner Oswaldo, and Gabriel and his wife Celina.
Richie was born in Bogota, Colombia, to Pedro Gabriel Rey and Ines Hernandez. He was raised and educated in Colombia as well.
Most recently, he worked as an ice cream man during the summer months, and enjoyed sharing in the children’s joy, spreading smiles and laughter. Richie was a very gentle, kind, and positive man, and it showed.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Richie’s family from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Monday, April 10, 2023 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. His funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately following at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Burial will be held privately for his family.