Joseph R. Richer – Woonsocket

Joseph R. Richer – Woonsocket

Joseph R. Richer, 90, of Bayberry Road, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in the Holiday Retirement Home with his family by his side.

He was the beloved husband of Doris (Boisvert) Richer. Joseph and Doris were happily married for 68 years. Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Alfred and Dora (Toupin) Richer Jr., Mr. Richer worked for Leesona Corporation as a draftsman for 25 years, then moved to Pfizer as a technical writer until his retirement.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII. He was active in the Boys Scouts of St. Agatha’s Parish. He was CYO man of the year in l971, and was a volunteer at Landmark Heart Center and the National Heritage Corridor.

Besides his beloved wife, Doris, he is survived by his three children, Diane and her husband, Paul Mathewson, of Woonsocket; Charles Richer of Lincoln; and Susan Mathewson of Woonsocket. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was also the father of the late Paul Richer and brother to the late Lucien H. Richer.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, January 18, from 9 to 10 a.m., follow by a memorial service at 10 a.m., in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket. Burial with Military Honors will be in The R.I. Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Holiday Retirement Home Activities Fund, 30 Sayles Hill Road, Manville, RI 02838, would be appreciated.

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