Richard P. Folkins, 70, died peacefully April 26. Richard was the loving son of the late Harold and Aureila Folkins and grew up in the South End section of Boston. He was a graduate of Newman Prep High School and worked for many years as a buyer for Bradlees and Hills Department Stores, retiring in 2007. Richard married Janet M. Odegard Feb. 24, 1978, and the two raised their son Mark in Bridgewater. After retirement, Richard was kept busy with real estate appraisals and running two small businesses. He loved to golf and was a longtime member of Halifax Country Club. He was the loving husband of Janet M. Folkins of Bridgewater; and father of Mark R. Folkins of Rhode Island; brother of Paul M. Folkins of New Bedford; and brother-in-law of Barbara George of Brockton, Steven and Dale Odegard of Braintree, and Carol Lutts of Rockland. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A funeral service was held at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater, Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. with visitation starting at noon. Donations may be sent to the
, 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379. Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason 508-697-4332
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Published in The Bridgewater Independent from Apr. 30 to May 7, 2013