Richard Miller is a lifelong resident of Fairfield, Dick is a graduate of Fairfield College Preparatory School ’82 and a 1986 graduate of The Citadel with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Dick has been associated with the Spear Funeral Home since 1991. Serving as a funeral director for over 25 years, Dick holds membership in the National Funeral Directors Association, Bridgeport Area Funeral Directors Association and the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, where he also served on the Executive Board. In 2012 Dick achieved status of a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP). A lifelong member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, he serves as a lector and Lay Council President. Community activities involve: Fairfield Lions, Fairfield Kiwanis, Fairfield Prep Alumni, Fairfield Harbor Commission, Fairfield Ethics Commission, The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and the Gaelic-American Club of Fairfield. Dick has served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Fairfield Memorial Day Parade and is a member of the Board of the Bridgeport Symphony. He is also a member of the Port 5 Navy Veterans, American Legion Post 143 and the Brownson Country Club. In his spare time, Dick enjoys golfing, fishing, running, and spending time with his family. Dick and his wife Betsy Browne Miller reside in Fairfield. He has two children, Shannon and Sean.
Upon Jon Spear’s retirement from the day-to-day operations, Dick assumed ownership of the business, and feels privileged to continue the caring and compassionate tradition began by Albert W. Spear in 1938.