Paul Frederick Richard, 80, of Charlotte Road, Ipswich died
July 15, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in
Haverhill after a long illness.
Born August 19, 1935 in Salem, he was the youngest of six
children of the late Edmond J. and Wilhelmina E. (Klink)
Richard. He was raised in Salem and was a graduate of Salem
Vocational High School Class of 1955. Paul served in the
U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1958 serving onboard the USS Bache.
Following his discharge he went on to work as a pipefitter
employed in the Pipefitters Union, Local #537 from which he
retired in 1997.
Paul was a hard working man who seemed to have boundless
energy and determination which served him well throughout
his lifetime. He could do anything he set his mind to.
But more than anything else he was a family man and was
happiest when his entire family gathered in his Ipswich
home. He especially enjoyed summer cookouts, playing his
guitar and singing with his family and friends.
He is survived by three sons, Frederick of Ipswich, Tim
and his wife Julie of Sanford, ME, Brian and his wife Lori
of Ipswich; four daughters, Wendy Brigham and her husband
Paul of Sanford, ME, Amy Keenan and her husband Daniel of
Palm Desert, CA, Debra Richard and her wife Elizabeth Bowen
of Mount Airy, GA, Donna Pellegrini of Peabody and her
companion Bruce Maciariello of Salem, NH; fourteen
grandchildren, Stacey, Kristina, Timothy, Monica, Alexis,
Madelyn, Mathew, Derek, Amanda, Emma, Samantha, Michael,
Brandon and Brianna; six great-grandchildren: Michael,
Jacob, Lorelei, Althaia, Sequoia and Alexah Rose; companion
Sylvia Gallezzo of Wakefield; ex-wife Pauline Richard of
Englewood, FL and brother Robert Richard of Beverly. He
was predeceased by his brothers Edmund, Arthur “Pinky” and
Philip Richard and his sister Elizabeth “Betty” Byrne.
His funeral service with Military Honors will be held 10 am
Tuesday, July 26, 2016, graveside in St. Mary’s Cemetery,
226 North Street, Salem. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 7 pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be
made to Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Avenue,
Haverhill, MA 01830.