Dee had a boxer named Caesar. He would sit up at the dinner table wearing a bib and actually eat with her. And I swear, that dog never dropped one kibble on the table. He was a person.
Dee was able to paint a picture of the many events and people she covered with her words. She captured them and us with her camera, passion, personality and heart. She will be sorely missed.
Dee was a fixture in Queens politics and the community, and her column was a must-read for all of Queens. She was a consummate professional and was always a pleasure to work with.
My thoughts are with Jim and his family at this time. Dee was a wonderful soul and we always said hello to one another when we attended the same events. Her kindness and writings will be missed.
Dee’s wry wit, sense of humor, creativity and knowledge of Queens, its government and politics, combined to make her a welcome presence everywhere she went.
Dolores “Dee” Richard has left us, but we will never forget her smile, her wit, her charm and most importantly her love for our community. There will never be another “Dishing with Dee.”
Dee Richards is and will always be an icon of Queens. Her tireless efforts in giving us the inside scoops on politics will be greatly missed.
Former State Senator
Throughout my years serving the local community and the many changes that came to pass, one element stayed true and that was the steadfast and magnanimous presence of Dee Richard. Wherever there was a story to be told, an event to be covered, she was always at the forefront.
She helped get gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the news at a time when very few people would cover our community. LGBT people owe much to Dee. She truly enjoyed being with us and we loved her dearly.
Dee was a great person. She loved life. Her passion was people. She was a good person with a big heart. She is a treasured friend and will be greatly missed!
Feisty and funny, she deftly chronicled — and at times skewered — the borough’s political life. Most important of all, she was a wonderful friend.
Former President, Northeast Queens Republican Club
Dee was a spitfire in the truest sense of the term. She was everywhere. She was always in the middle of the action up until her very last day. She will be greatly missed.
Dee wanted her coverage of events to reflect the diversity of Queens and she went out of her way to be inclusive. Our deepest condolences to her husband and family.
Dee will be sorely missed, but I guess that there was a call for the best photographer to cover the giant concert going on up in heaven, starring Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and many other special guests, hosted by Dick Clark.
Gregg P. Sullivan
Former President, Bayside Village Business Improvement District
I can’t believe I just lost my new friend. I will listen for you every time I write and every time I’m about to address a public meeting, Dee.
She inspired and enlivened all who knew her .... Her light will never truly go out. Godspeed, Dee.
©2012 Community News Group
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