Richard K. Burrell

Richard Kevin Burrell passed on to his afterlife on February 12, 2013 in Pembroke, Massachusetts at the age of 62. Born in Boston on September 26, 1950, he spent his life in the Bay state and worked every day he was able as an entrepreneur or good employee. He was christened and confirmed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica Church in Mission Hill. He attended Farragut and Maurice J. Tobin elementary schools in Roxbury and graduated from English High School in 1968. After completing courses at several colleges in the area, his work life traversed many local and national companies: BostonEdison, the original Filenes basement, DH Roberts, BJs Wholesale Club and in his final years the Brightway Car Wash company. He was a proud member of the Massachusetts National Guard. He was a quiet man of great kindness, steady calm and no complaints. He is remembered with love by his close friends and family---the Hendersons of Kingston, Massachusetts and the Burrells of Lake Elsinore, California, Honolulu, Hawaii, Laurel, Maryland and Raleigh, North Carolina. He is preceded in death by his brother Philip, his father Wilbur Sr. and his mother Bernice. He is succeeded in life by his brother W.C. Jr., his sisters Patricia, Jacqueline (and husband Phillip), and Judith (and husband Charles)and his best friend of 40 years Harold (and wife Marianne). They are joined in mourning by a nuclear and extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be placed beside his relatives at the St. Josephs Cemetery in West Roxbury. May God bless his soul. A memorial gathering will take place at the Royal Gardens restaurant at 3 Tremont Street in Kingston, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 28 from 4 to 6 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 490 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02125 Telephone: 617-436-5592 Web-site: www.floydawilliams

Published in The Patriot Ledger from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25, 2013