Richard Custis Colonna


Mr. Richard Custis Colonna, 81, also known as “Pickles,” husband of the late Barbara B. Colonna and a resident of Exmore, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at Shore Health and Rehab Center, Parksley. A native of Exmore, he was the son of the late John Richard Colonna and the late Mary Custis Colonna. He was a seafood dealer and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his nephew, Dwayne Colonna, and his wife, Tina, and niece, Mindy Myers, and her husband, Eddie, all of Williamsburg; a special brother-in-law, Johnny Taylor, and his wife, Pam, of Onley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held graveside Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Belle Haven Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Peterson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Virginia, 6350 Center Dr., Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.
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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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