Robert E. Richards

February 22, 2020

Robert E. Richards
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

WWII and Korea

* Due to the current situation we are facing with the Corona Virus, Roberts services have been postponed *

Robert Richards- of Woburn passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday, February 22nd. He was the dear brother of Rita Galvin and her husband Jack of W. Boylston, Joe and Ernest Richards of NH, Anne Richards of Woburn and the late James Richards. At this time services are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. All services are under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home.


Robert “Bob” Richards, born in Somerville, died peacefully on February 22,2020, at 91 years of age. Bob grew up in Cambridge, MA and graduated with honors from Rindge technical high in 1946. Before graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served in WWII on the USS MYNAH MINESWEEPER. He then served in the Korean War on the USS ANTIETAM Air Craft Carrier as a radioman. He received several medals for his service. After his service he attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. Bob work as an electrician before founding Stockton Electrical Inc., where he was President for over 32 years before retiring. Bob was a member of IBEW local 103 since 1958.

Bob was a staunch fan and season ticket holder of the New England Patriots for over 36 years and a charter member of the stadium club. He received a commemorative football for being a ticket holder for 25 years from the Kraft Family.

As a member of the YMCA in Cambridge he was a single and doubles hand ball champion of the Boston area. An avid golfer, he belonged to the International Golf Club in Bolton until no longer playing due to injury. Bob was a loving and selfless man and will be remembered for his great smile, devotion and friendship.

Bob was predeceased by his parents Allan and Margaret Richards of Cambridge and brother, James of Lakeville. He is survived by his siblings, Joseph of NH, Ernest, his wife Nancy of NH, Rita Galvin, of W. Boylston and GA and Anne Richards of Woburn, as well as many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

* Due to the current situation we are facing with the Corona Virus, Services have been postponed *

Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.


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  1. Lorraine Butler

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your brother passing he is now Resting in peace may god be with you and your family always remember the Good times you had with him

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