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Robert W. Richard

Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and Veteran;

Robert W. “Bob” Richard, 74, of Bedford, New Hampshire, died Wednesday, March 7th at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.

Born in East Providence, Rhode Island, September 4, 1943, a son of the late Joseph W. and the late Delores M. (Gousie) Richard, he attended Providence schools and was a graduate of Providence High School.

Bob served his country by joining the Navy and fighting in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Shelton DD-790. Once he was discharged from the Navy, he was eager to further his education and he then went on to graduate from Bryant College in Smithfield, RI.

Before retiring, Bob was employed as a Senior Buyer with Texas Instruments in Attleboro, MA for over 25 years.

Among his many interests, he enjoyed water color painting, sketching and just hanging out with his granddogs. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan. Above all else though, he loved spending quality time with his family.

Bob is survived by a daughter Jennifer H. Cronin and her husband James of Bedford, NH; two sons Michael T. Richard and his wife Kristin O’Malley of Lincoln, RI and Christopher B. Richard and his wife Michelle of Charlestown, RI; nine grandchildren Gavin Richard, Syd O’Malley and Maya Richard, Kyle, Nicholas and Sean Richard and Brandon, Bradie and Brylie Schofield; two great-grandchildren Meckenzie and Jeminai; four brothers Bernard Richard and his wife Jean of Hampden, MA, Raymond Richard and his wife Linda of Clearwater, FL, Thomas Richard and his wife Cathy of Salisbury, NC and Paul Richard and his wife Marian of St. Petersburg, FL; his dear friend Jane and her son Chad; and his three granddogs Madison, McKinley and Theodore; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning at ST. ELIZABETH SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH, 190 Meetinghouse Rd in Bedford, NH at 11 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences at Those wishing, may make contributions in his memory to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD, 20850 or Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.


Condolences (4)
  • Lori Olsen
    I was Bob's OT at HCNH-I so enjoyed working with him and watching his determination every day to reach his goals-we definitely developed a friendship during our time together. I'm so heartbroken that he is gone. He spoke so fondly of you Jennifer, and it was such a pleasure to get to know him over the past few months. God bless all of you and my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
  • Michelle Richard  - One of the kindest men I've known
    That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of him. Above all else, he was kind. I am so thankful to him for welcoming me into his beautiful family. I am so thankful because it was because of him that my equally kind husband Chris was brought into this world. There are so many fine qualities of all the Richard children, each different in their own way, but all three of them are KIND and this is clearly a learned behavior from their father. Thank you, dad, for being an amazing and genuine man. Don't worry, the dad jokes live on in our house. Rest in peace.
  • Steve and Linda Dolley  - Condolences
    Jen/Jim Our condolences to you and your family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Kathy & Debbie Tait
    Jennifer, Michael and Chris, my mom and I are so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a kind-hearted man, a great father to you all and a great uncle to me. My dad and your dad are up in heaven planning something good. Sending prayers for all of you at this time.
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