Gerald Richard Sr. | Obituaries

July 10, 1930
December 1, 2021

Rye – Gerald Richard Sr., 91, passed away on December 1, 2021 at Webster at Rye in Rye, NH. Gerald was born on July 10, 1930 in Newburyport, MA, the younger of the two children of the late Adeodat “Eddy” Richard and Marion Crocker Richard.
After graduating from Newburyport High School with the Class of 1948, Gerald attended the Wentworth Institute in Boston and earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management. Before entering the private sector, Gerald enlisted in the military for three years during the Korean War. After his stint in the military, Gerald began a career in construction, building homes in the coastal area for many years. He has spent the last 20 years working for the Weathervane restaurant chain, buying and building new restaurants across New England. He met and married his lifelong partner, Mary “Nelly” Gaudete Richard in 1960. They built a house in North Hampton where they raised a family and lived for over 50 years.
After their retirement, Gerald and Nelly enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2010 and daughter Laurie Anne in 1968.
Gerald is survived by his son Gerry and his wife Michelle of Kittery; his son David de Kittery; grandsons Nicholas and Kyser, both of York; and several nieces and nephews.
On this occasion, a private service will be held in honor of Gerald.
Care of the Richard family was in the care of JS Pelkey ​​and Son Funeral Home. For more information, please visit.

Published on December 8, 2021

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