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Richard Charles Tetrault

"We are stardust. We are golden. We are one."
1953 - 2023

Richard Tetrault was born on August 3, 1953, in Huntington, New York, to Bella and Hector Tetrault as the youngest of six boys. He grew up in Huntington and attended college in both San Diego, CA, and Lynchburg, VA, after graduating high school. Richard was married for 41 years and has one son.

He was trained as a journeyman photo-retoucher and worked in the gravure printing industry before embarking on a successful career as a fine artist. Richard’s artwork was exhibited at many venues, including Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia.  He also won many awards in art shows and other competitions, including an award presented by Governor Baliles of Virginia for his drawing of the Japanese Gardens at Maymont, a historic home in Richmond, Virginia. In later years, Richard returned to school, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and worked at Computer Science Corporation in Dahlgren, Virginia, until his retirement in 2018.

Richard was known for his creative talent, which he brought to his artwork, music, writing, and programming. After retirement, he spent his time working on writing a novel and developing computer graphics. He was also a prolific reader and especially loved all forms of science fiction and fantasy.

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