Reginald 'Red' Richard
WWII Army Veteran: 92
FITCHBURG -- Reginald Edward Richard, 92, of Fitchburg, passed away peacefully at the Golden Living Center on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Reggie was born in Portsmouth NH, October 4, 1920, number four of a family of twelve.
He is predeceased by his father, Taddy and mother, Agnes (LeBlanc); as well as 11 brothers and sisters, Edward, Adeline, Mary, Lionel, Irene, Lena, Yvonne, Lorraine, Margret, Beatrice, and Ozith.
He leaves his wife of 65 years, Ada (Landry), and son, Paul and his wife, Diane. He also leaves nieces, Helen, Joanne, Barbara, Jeanette, Joan, Linda, Doloria, Louise and Rose. He also leaves nephews, Roland, George, Richard and Emile.
Red enlisted in the Army in 1941 and served until 1945. He was stationed here State side as well as in Europe which included eighteen months of active combat duty. His honors included Purple Heart, Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Service Arrow Head, American Theater Ribbon.
For 37 years, he worked for Crocker Paper doing various jobs but retired as a paper maker on the stacks.
For enjoyment, he loved to sing, make people laugh with a joke, and bringing a smile wherever he went.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
RICHARD -- The funeral will be held in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd,, Fitchburg on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM. Calling hours will precede the service on Tuesday from 9-11:30 AM. Burial will be private.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Mar. 9, 2013