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Bruce M. Richardson

Bruce Michael Richardson passed away peacefully on June 26, 2013. The devoted and treasured son of the late Jayne A. Richardson; the cherished grandson of the late Richard and Mary Richardson; the beloved nephew of John & Kay Richardson, Mary Richardson and Theresa & William Murphy, and the late Tim & LaVerne Richardson and Richard & Margaret Richardson; and the loving and witty cousin and uncle of Linda, Robert, Nicole and Mark Barbero, Susan, Jeff and Sean Kelly, Patricia Liddle, Kevin Richardson, Maureen, Will, Katie, Joseph & John Cook, Brian & Elizabeth Richardson, William & Alicia Murphy, Mary Kate Murphy, Trish, Tyson and Stella Murphy, and Timothy Murphy; Bruce will be greatly missed by his many loving family members, friends, and colleagues in both the United States and Ireland.


Bruce was very proud of his Irish heritage, and enjoyed the happy coincidence of being born on St. Patrick's Day. A true San Franciscan, Bruce graduated from St. James School, Archbishop Riordan High School, and the University of San Francisco. His spirited stories of growing up in San Francisco were a living history of a colorful city and his fun-loving nature.


Bruce was a 30 year union member (Locals 85 and 624) and truly enjoyed his work in the film industry as a Transportation Coordinator for Industrial Light and Magic and Kerner Optical. Bruce had many talents and a sharp intellect, and was always ready to tackle a crossword puzzle (or any puzzle), pass on a good joke, or recall that random trivia fact.


Bruce moved to Novato in 1998, and over the years developed many cherished friendships, often with those who enjoyed his company over a hot cup of coffee. His move to Novato was a fortuitous gift to his youngest family members, as "Uncle Bruce" was a dedicated fan at all their sporting events, and an enthusiastic leader on adventures to local museums and hikes around Novato.


To know Bruce was to know a man who was a faithful and dedicated son, a man who reveled in the company of family and friends, a man who found great pleasure in his travels to Ireland, a man who was passionate about his cars, a man who truly loved life. Family and friends are invited to join together in a celebration of Bruce's life at a memorial mass on Friday, July 12, 1:00 pm, at St. James Catholic Church, 1086 Guerrero Street, San Francisco.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle from July 9 to July 11, 2013
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