Benjamin Ben Allen Richardson, 44, of Franklin died April 21, in the Stanley Tippet House, in Needham. He was the husband of Susan L. (McNamara) Richardson. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, April 28, 1968, the son of Alan Richardson of Lodi, California and the late Barbra (Allen) Richardson, Mr. Richardson was raised in Steuben, Maine and had lived in Franklin since 1999. He was a graduate of Sumner Memorial High School of Sullivan, Maine and the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Richardson had been a software designer at MediTech in Canton for the past 21 years. Ben was a devoted Red Sox fan and a season ticket holder. He enjoyed golf, fishing, following basketball and the New England Patriots. In addition to his wife and father he is survived by his children, Brendan, age 12 and Hanna, age 10 of Franklin. He is also survived by his sister Alix Differ and her husband Mike of Bridgewater and his brother Micah Richardson and his wife Wendy of Windham, Maine. Ben is also survived by several Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His funeral will be held on Thursday April 25 from the Ginley Funeral Home of franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com
) 131 Main Street Franklin at 9:15 followed by funeral mass in St. Marys Church at 10:00. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 5-8. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St. Suite 2D, Watertown, Ma 02472 or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney. St. Boston, Ma 02115.