John T. Richards

John “Tommy” Richards, of Holbrook, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2017. Born and raised in County Sligo, Ireland, John came to the US at the age of 19. He was a union carpenter for Local 67. John was a faithful parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, Holbrook and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, and most of all, loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Beloved husband for 56 years of Yvette (Hamel) Richards. Loving father of Marie Breen and her husband Paul of Holbrook, John Richards and his wife Rhonda of Sharon, Pauline De Simone and her husband Paul of Holbrook, and Thomas Richards and his wife Jodi of Easton. Devoted brother of Evelyn Boland of Ireland, and the late Paddy Joe Richards and Maureen Conway. Dear grandfather of Corinne, Gabriella, Charlotte, Giovanni, Silvie, and Leo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook on Saturday, December 2nd from 10-11:30am followed by a funeral mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Holbrook at 12pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to St. Joseph School, 143 So. Franklin St., Holbrook, MA 02343.


First Name: Gail
Last Name: Sciuto
City: Windham
State: NH
Entry Date: 11/29/2017

I was so sad to hear of Uncle John’s passing. My heart goes out to the whole family. He was always so kind and gentle . I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless , Love Gail

First Name: Fran
Last Name: Mosher
State: OK
Country: United States
Entry Date: 11/29/2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you right now. You were always so welcoming when my sister Marie and I came to visit.
Love Fran Mosher

First Name: Pauline
Last Name: Durkin
City: West Roxbury
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 11/30/2017

I was sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
Love Pauline

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