Ronald J. Richard
Ronald J. Richard
  • November 27, 1939 - February 22, 2017
  • Massachusetts

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Ronald J. Richard, 77, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Jeannine (Surprenant) Richard.

Born in Fairhaven, a son of the late Hilaire and Katherine (Biernacki) Richard he was a lifelong town resident and a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven.

Mr. Richard graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1957 and later served in the United States Air Force. He worked for UPS for 30 years and after retirement he enjoyed working part time at Acushnet Animal Hospital. Ronald loved to play golf, gardening and watching the Patriots and Red Sox. He belonged to the Livesey Memorial Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the Teamsters Union Local 59.

Ronald was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather that will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Saucier and her husband Mark of Acushnet and Jessica Nicolosi and her husband David of Mattapoisett; a sister, Ruth Ramos of Acushnet; two brothers, Raymond Richard of Tiverton, RI and Edward "Butchy" Ferland of FL; four grandchildren, Cassandra and Alexandra Nicolosi and Wade and Audra Saucier; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral mass will be Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9 am in St. Mary's Church, Main St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or the Livesey Memorial Club, 11 Hopkins St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. www.waring-sullivan for online tribute.