The officers and members of Springfield Fire Company regret to announce the passing of Richard Gildea on July 14, 2020 surrounded by family. Rich was a long time member of the fire company holding numerous positions. The “best” position he held was the 2009 Grand Marshall for the Springfield Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Arrangements have been announced. The viewing and funeral services will be held at Saint Francis on Saxer Avenue. The viewing is Friday July 17, 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm. A second viewing will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 from 930 am to 1030 am followed by a mass.