Timothy L. Richardson, 73, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Burleson, Texas, with his loving wife, Barbara, by his side. Born in Fairfield, Maine, on Oct. 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Theodore A. and Dallas (King) Richardson. Before moving to Texas, Tim was a resident of Holliston for 47 years. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara (Eames) Richardson, and his three children, Timothy L. Richardson Jr. and his wife, Rene, of Lancaster, Janna (Richardson) Vogel and her husband, Stephen, of South Grafton, and Peter K. Richardson and his wife, Sara, of Gallatin Gateway, Mont.; three brothers, Theodore and his wife, Virginia, of Kittery, Maine, Thomas of Palmyra, Maine, and his late wife, Mary, and Teal of Pittsfield, Maine; and two sisters, Janie Plisga and her husband, Gary, of Katy, Texas, and Cheryl Bahn and her husband, Butch, of York New Salem, Pa. He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Sarah and Mark Vogel, and Mia Richardson; and many nieces and nephews. After growing up in Maine, Tim joined the U.S. Navy, where he was a bosuns mate on a destroyer. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1960. Shortly after, he met Barbara, originally from Skowhegan, Maine, and they were married May 13, 1961. They moved to Holliston in 1963 and began a family a few years later. Timothy worked at Raytheon Company for 37 years as a design engineer. Throughout his life, Tim enjoyed many activities. While his children were young, he was a soccer and Little League baseball coach. He was a dedicated parishioner of St. Marys Parish, where he was a C.C.D. teacher for many years, former president of the Mr. and Mrs. Club, member of the Adult Folk Group, and leader of the Youth Folk Group for 19 years. He enjoyed spending time with his golf buddies and especially with his loving, devoted family with whom he found great strength and pleasure. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m., at Saint Marys Church of Holliston. A private interment will take place in the spring of 2012 with his family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Huguley Memorial Medical Center, in memory of Timothy Richardson, Attn: Laurie Evans, P.O. Box 6337, Forth Worth, TX 76115 or to the American Cancer Society
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Published by The Ashland Tab from Jan. 6 to Jan. 13, 2012.