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Joseph S. Richard

Obituary for Joseph S. Richard

August 3, 1925 - June 10, 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 94


Joseph S. Richard, age 94 passed away on June 10, 2020 in Manchester, NH after an extended illness.

Joseph was born in Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada on August 3, 1925. He moved to Lawrence, MA in 1952 where he lived until retiring in 1989. Joseph was an active member of St. Mary's Church in Lawrence where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and was a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He spent the last 30 year of his life in Bedford, NH where he was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

Joseph's faith guided his life. He was not a man of many words but set a great example for his family. He taught without preaching. He was was a hard worker with a strong work ethic which he instilled in all five of his children. He was most happy spending time with his children and their families- always ready for a game of cards or walk in the woods. His grandkids always knew he had a pack of gum in his shirt pocket with sticks ready to be given away at the asking.

Joseph cherished his time visiting his siblings and nieces and nephews in New Brunswick. He thoroughly enjoyed the evenings of guitar playing and singing by the campfire at the many Richard Family reunions. He was loved and respected by many people.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Anita (Myers) and children Bobby (Pattie,) Brenda (Serge) Gallant, Karen (Kazem) Yahyapour, Don (Colleen,) and Debbie (Bob) Winterson, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 18th from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH. A private funeral mass for family only will take place at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford- for Immediate family members only- at the request of the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boston Children's Hospital Trust - 401 Park Dr. Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.

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243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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