RICHARD, Raymond (Ret.) Waltham Police Officer Raymond Richard, of Waltham, passed away peacefully early Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 in the comfort of his home with his beloved wife by his side after a valiantly fought battle with his illness. He passed one day shy of his 81st birthday.
Born on March 3, 1940 in Waltham, son of the late Edward and Josephine Richard. Ray was a lifelong resident of Waltham.
Ray proudly and honorably served with the United States Navy on the USS Newport News.
In 1965, at the age of 25, Ray began an illustrious career with the City of Waltham Police Department. He was appointed to the Department as a Police Officer - Patrolman December 12, 1965, retiring December 5, 1992 after 27 years of dedicated and faithful service to the Citizens of Waltham.
In his retirement Ray did extensive traveling with his wife. They traveled the world together. When he wasn't traveling, Ray was always working on the many home improvement projects he had in their home. He even enjoyed being outside the house gardening.
Ray was a longtime member of the Waltham Police Relief Assoc., Waltham Lions Club and the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post #156 in Waltham.
He devoted his life to his family, community and country; he was kind, helpful, he was an amazing husband, brother, son-in-law and friend to so many.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years Maureen (Fahey) Richard, his loving brother Eugene W. "Gene" Richard and his wife Marcia of Maryland, his dear brother-in-law P. Kevin Fahey and his wife Patricia, his cherished nieces & nephews, Godchild Renee Richard Austin, Marc Richard, Kaitlyn Fahey and her husband Sylvian, and Hillary Wilson Fahey and her husband Luke. Dear brother of the late Donald E. Richard.
For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time, those who wish may pay their respects to Ray and his family in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody St., Waltham, MA, on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and his Funeral Service on Monday at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Shriners Hospital for Children
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