William A. “Billy” Richardson

March 26, 2011

WILLIAM A. “BILLY” RICHARDSON – unexpectedly in Woburn, March 26th, loving father of William A. Richardson Jr., and Alyssa N. Richardson, of Wilmington. Beloved son of Thomas G. and Pamela J. (Durie) Richardson of Woburn. Dear brother of Thomas S. Richardson and his wife Sheila of Wakefield. Loving uncle of Mikeala, Jakob and Kelsey. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn on Wednesday , March 30th from 4 to 8 p.m., followed immediately by a Prayer Service. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy’s memory to the Charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

William A. “Billy” Richardson, of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly in Boston on Saturday evening, March 26th. The loving father of William A. Richardson Jr., and Alyssa M. Richardson, he was forty-two years of age. Billy, as he was better known, was the cherished son of Thomas G. and Pamela J. (Durie) Richardson. He was born in Melrose and raised in Woburn where he attended the Woburn Public Schools. Billy was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of ’87 and a member of the Woburn High School Football Team.

Following high school, he worked in the roofing and construction business before attending school to secure his Master Plumber’s License.

The loving and devoted father of two young children, Billy enjoyed helping them with their school homework as well as interacting with them through game playing and sports. He loved family outings, puttering around the house and loved sports, especially football. He also enjoyed traveling to his favorite destination, Nova Scotia, where his family summered and where he found total peace and relaxation.

Billy can best be described as a free spirit, a happy man who made friends easily and maintained those friendships throughout his life. He was a loving son, father, brother and friend to many and always eager to help those in need.

Billy was a member of the Plumber’s Union, Local #12 and the Irish American Club.

He is lovingly survived by his children, William A. Richardson Jr., and Alyssa M. Richardson, who reside with their mother Nicole (D’Amico) Richardson in Wilmington, his parents, Thomas G. and Pamela J. (Durie) Richardson of Woburn, his brother, Thomas S. Richardson and his wife Sheila of Wakefield, and his nieces and nephew, Mikeala, Jakob and Kelsey. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday , March 30th from 4 to 8 p.m., followed immediately by a Prayer Service. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Billy’s memory to the Charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Pam&Tom, I want to thank you guys for bringing Billy into this world and into our lives,he will be forever remembered and missed!Your house was a second home to alot of us when we were growing up,and i want to thank you for everything you did for us.If there is anything you ever need please do not hesitate to call us,we will be there in a minute!!I LOVE YOU GUYS VERY MUCH!! REMEMBER ALL THE GREAT TIMES!! R.I.P. BIG BILL,WE ALL LOVED YOU!! DELI.

  2. Barbara Cormier
    To The Richardson Family:
    I was very sad to hear your loss. We have never met but I was a classmate of your son. Billy was a very warm, funny and beautiful person that I am glad I was able to know. God Bless You in this time and you are in my prayers.

  3. Tom, Pam, Tommy, This still feels so surreal, I can’t imagine how you guys must feel because I know how I do and it has to be worse for you. You guys are our second family and man, I’m gonna miss this kid dearly. I love you guys and now we have another Guardian Angel to watch over us.

  4. Chad M. Perry, I’m sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the time I worked with Billy and he will be missed by all in local 12

  5. Dear Pam and Tom, We are so sorry. and hurting for you. Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. If in any way we can help, please do not hesitate to call upon us. You and all your family will be in our prayers. Cheryl, Ed & Bobby Hardy

  6. Leslie Gonsalves

    Pam and Tom and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May you find peace and comfort
    with all the wonderful memories
    you have of Billy. He was a
    good guy and had a great sense
    of humor. He will be missed.

  7. Pam & Tom:

    I am so sorry to read of your son’s passing. I want you to know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May the memories you hold in your hearts bring you comfort and peace. My condolences to you all.

    Rita Sacco (Melaragni)

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. We are lost for words. We all have so many wonderful and funny memories that we will cherish. He will be missed. He is a guardian angel that will always be with you!!! Love Rich and Kristen Stachowski

  9. Anne Decubellis
    Pam and Tom, I am so sorry to read of Billy’s untimely death, and I am finding it hard to find the right words to say. My sincerest sympathies go out to you.

  10. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. I will cherish all the many wonderful and funny memories growing up with Billy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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