Cambridge-Richard Abodeely Headwell, 59, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2023 in
He was born August 27, 1963 in Glens Falls the son of Robert and Irene (Worner) Headwell of
Richard attended Cambridge Central School and graduated from BOCES in 1984.He worked at CWI in Glens Falls for 26 years until they closed. He attended Battenkill
Community Services in Greenwich for 9 years.
Richard was very active and competitive. He loved to sing and dance, go bowling, horseback
riding and looked forward to attending the Washington County Fair each year. Richard loved to
go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, swimming at the lake where he would enjoy his paddle
He participated in the Special Olympics where he played softball would compete in running and
the long jump.
Richard was a 4H member and loved Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus. He loved Disney World
which he visited 13 times. August was a month-long celebration of Richard’s birthday each
In addition to his parents, Robert and Irene, Richard is survived by his siblings, Robert Headwell,
Jr. (Cynthia), Lisa Headwell D’Acchille (Jerry), Roy Headwell (Tammy) and Debbie Maguire
(Mark); nieces and nephews, Sean (Katherine), Robert III (Katie), Laurel, Jeffrey (Alison), Cody
(Sarah), Jake (Cecelia), Michaela (Kevin), Lucian (Caroline), Linnea, Lucia, Megan (Jon), Autumn,
Anna, David and Jennifer; great nieces and nephews, Jackson, Skylar, Robert, IV, Harper, Vivian,
Vincent, Charlie, Oliver, Finnegan and Holden; a special friend, Terri Ennis.
Calling hours are from 5-7 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at New Skete Monastery, 273 New
Skete Lane, Cambridge.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at New Skete Monastery with
interment to follow in the New Skete Cemetery.
A special thank you to the Granview ARC, Dr. Pender and Carol Byron for their compassion and
care given to Richard.
Memorial contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to New Skete Monastery, P.O. Box
128, Cambridge, NY 12816, Battenkill Community Services, 2549 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY
12834 or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.
To share a memory or sign the online guestbook, please visit www.gariepyfuneralhomes.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home in