Richard P. Habib, 89, a resident of North Haven for 50 years passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his family by his side.  He was the beloved husband of 63 years to Virginia Lawrence Habib.  Richard was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on June 11, 1927; son of the late Peter and Zahry Gregora Habib; served his country faithfully in the US Navy during WW II; had worked as a truck driver for many years having last worked for Maislin Trucking until his retirement and was a member of the Teamsters Local #443.  Father of Retired North Haven Police Deputy Chief Thomas Habib and his wife Ann.  Grandfather of Eric and his wife Erica, and Ryan.  Great grandfather of Elescka and Gavin.  Brother of Norman Habib and his wife Madeline, and the late Jennie Batchelder, James, George and Emile Habib.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Monday morning at 10:30.  Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 10:30 am.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow in St. Barnabas Church at 11:00.  Immediately following the Mass, military honors will be rendered in front of the church.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT  06492