Walter T. Richardson
GLOCESTER- Walter Thomas Richardson of Chepachet, husband of Constance (Desjarlais) for 60 years, passed away Friday November 29 at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born March 22, 1933 in Mapleville, son of late Walter B. and Mildred (Shayer) Richardson, Walt was a Navy veteran serving 1952 to 1956. He worked at Richpane, then many years at Dupane, Inc. until opening his own business in 1984, Walt's Oil & Gas Service, until retiring in 1995.
Walt was a member of Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club, Victory Sportsman Club, Glocester Business Association, Draggon's, Tri-State Cruises of Putnam, and Field of Dreams of Chepachet.
He is survived by his six children, Walter C. and his wife Diane, Wayne, Wes and his wife Janet, Wendy Makowski and her husband Joseph, Ward and his wife Dianna, and Wynette Zuppardi and her husband Brian. And seven grandchildren, Matthew, Joseph T., Stephen, Tiffany, Ariel, Tamara, and Tyler and one great-grandchild, Joseph Cadieux, and a new great-grandson at anytime. He was the brother of the late Valerie Richardson.
His funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30am from the Brown Funeral Home 1496 Victory Hwy., Oakland with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Eugene's Church 1251 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Burial with military honors will follow in Acotes Hill Cemetery in Chepachet. Calling hours will be held Monday from 3pm until 7pm. Classic cars are welcome to join the funeral procession. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Glocester Department of Human Services, 1175 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI, 02814.