Richard Dormer

Dormer – Richard of East Northport; passed at home on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Originally of County Laois, Ireland. Immigrated to the United States from Ireland. Became an American Citizen. Served in the military with the United States Army. A member of the Suffolk Police Department for 38 years elevating to the position of Police Chief. He was appointed as the 11th Police Commissioner of Suffolk County for 8 years. He coached and played soccer all his life "his passion", he passed this on to his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Barbara, children, Kathleen (Mike), John (Melissa), Richard (Alyssa), Bridget (Alex), Michael (Ashley), and grandchildren, Sean, Ryan, Connor, Molly-Claire, Samantha, Jackie, J.D., and Logan. Beloved siblings Frankie, Bridget, and Maura. Wake at Nolan Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY 11768. Thursday & Friday, 2-5 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass at St. Philip Neri Church, Northport, Saturday at 9:15 AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Center at


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