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Serge J Richard
Born in St. Louis de Kent, N.B. Canada on February 2, 1953, he was the son of the late Alfred and Imelda (Thebeau) Richard.
Serge graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1972. He was a member of Holy Cross Church of E. Templeton.
Serge was a Machinist and 6 Sigma Black Belt employed by General Electric Company of Lynn, MA for 30 years, retiring in 2004.
He was a classic car enthusiast, and loved everything about his cars. Serge's greatest enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren whom he loved dearly.
He was a former Director of the Acadien Social Club of Gardner, 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, member of the Mid-State Antique Auto Club, mentor at Seven Hills Foundation and was a Paraprofessional at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School of Fitchburg.
Serge was predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend of 41 years, Barbara J. (Griffin) Richard, who died August 23, 2017.
He leaves one daughter, Michelle L. Smart and her husband Scott of Gardner; one son, Michael J. Richard of Athol; three brothers, France Richard and his wife Marge of Athol, Gilles Richard and his wife Anna of Westminster, Danny Richard and his wife Roberta of Otter River, two sisters, Yvette Richard of Canada, and Yvonne Richard and her husband Lorenzo of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Coby Smart, Connor Smart, Julia Smart, Jake Smart and Eric Richard; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Serge was predeceased by two brothers, Regis and Joseph Richard; and by one sister, Marie Richard.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 6th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please reference in memory of Serge J. Richard.
Thursday, April 5th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner
Friday, April 6th, 2018 11:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner
Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner
Michelle and family, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I know there are no words to bring you comfort during this difficult time. I am truly saddened as I know you just lost your mother and now your father. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. May you keep your memories close to your heart.
Stephanie Ackles (Stengel) Apr 13 2018 12:00 AM
My wife and I are sadden to hear our dear friend Serge has pass away he was always a person who love life and was always their to listen he is with his wife now may he rest in peace
Marty & Joanne Wasznicky Apr 4 2018 12:00 AM
You will be missed by family and friends Serge. I know you will be with Barbara now and very happy. You were a man with alot of faith. We will miss our little talks after Mass each Sunday and the bible studies we shared. RIP Serge
The LeBlanc''s Apr 2 2018 12:00 AM
To The Entire Richard Family, We are deeply sorry for the loss of Serge. He was a very nice man and we always enjoyed his company. Serge will always be with you just look at that one bright star in the sky and that will be him looking down at all of you. He is now with the love of his life Barbara. May they rest in peace.
Tom & Sandy Matis Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM
Danny & Bobbie, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother Serge. I'm praying for your family. Miss you guys! Hugs
Lisa Arsenault Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM
Back in the 70's Serge took me in his MG to his hometown in Canada. I'll never forget that trip. R.I.P. my friend
Jeffrey Hermanson Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM
To the family of Serge, We worked together at G.E. Fitchburg, and we saw each other at Monte.Tech. when I drove school bus there. Sorry for your loss. Russ
Russ Syrjala Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM
Our condolences go out to Serge's families. He was a kind, loving, giving, caring, sharing, knowledgeable, Gentleman who took the time to share his knowledge, wisdom, love of his family and God. He is now with his best friend/soul mate. He will not be forgotten! It is spring time with car shows just around the corner. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Karol and Dan Monette Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM
Serge will stay in our hearts forever. He was a kind, gentle man, always with a warm smile and welcome every time he saw you. GOD be with all of Serge's family and friends. Godspeed.
Rick Griffith & Brenda Lashua Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Serge Richard
Boucher Funeral Home lit a memorial candle Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM