Harry S. Richard March 1, 2021

Harry S. Richard, 70, died at home in Milton, Monday March 1, 2021.

Mr. Richard was born May 11, 1950 in Boston.  He lived his entire life in Milton.  He attended Saint Agatha School and graduated from Milton High School.

Following school, he picked up the family roofing business, after being honorably discharge from the Army.  For over 40 years, he worked and operated Geo. H. Richard and Son Roofing Company, family owned since 1865.

Along with his roofing business, he held many positions with Milton Youth Hockey including Coach, member of the Board of Directors and President for almost 35 years.  Coaching and helping kids develop their hockey and life skills was his passion.  He devoted his life to helping others, which is how he became known as “Coach” to many.

Known as Harry, Dad, Daddy, Ricky, Pal, and Coach, he will be sadly missed.

Beloved husband of Janice Carol (Bell) Richard.  Loving father of Derek Richard and his wife Cindy of Milton and Allyson Cushing of Canton. Cherished grandfather of Connor and Amanda Richard and Harrison, Brooke and Reese Cushing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Monday March 8 at 10:15 AM.  Family and friends invited.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 2-5 PM.  Burial Mount Benedict Cemetery.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Monday March 8 at 10:15 AM
Family and friends invited.

Saint Agatha Church
Adams Street at Brook Road

Visiting Hours:
Sunday 2-5 PM

Dolan Funeral Home
460 Granite Avenue

Burial Mount Benedict Cemetery.


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    David Carolan says

    Mr. Richard instilled a love of Hockey and all sports that continues with my Family and Community today. He will be missed!

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    Chris and Joe Bianculli says

    Janice, Derek, And Ally
    We are so sorry for Harry’s sudden passing. The cherished memories thru hockey,especially,will always be remembered. The good old times! You’re all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

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    The Manning Family says

    Dear Janice, Derek and Ally, please accept our family’s sincerest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers Harry was a very special man who invested so much of himself in so many. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Lynne Gomes (Sawyer) says

    Mrs. Richard, Derek, and Allyson,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. Richard and Dad back in the days of Milton Youth Hockey. I am thinking of you all and sending prayers.

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    Mal and Barb Feeney says

    Janice, Derek and Allyson: we are so sorry for your sudden loss. Harry was a wonderful part of the history of Milton Youth Hockey. He gave so much of himself. He will be remembered by all who were coached by him and for the life lessons taught.
    Barb and I will always remember all he did for our boys.
    You are in our prayers and thoughts always!

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    Mal and Barb Feeney says

    Janice, Derek and Allyson: Barb and I are so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Harry left a wonderfully legacy in Milton Youth Hockey – both as a Board member and especially as a coach. He had a great influence on all the kids he coached . Teaching hockey skills but also life lessons. Harry was a wonderful support to me when I was MYH President.
    Again, Barb and I are so sorry for tour loss!!

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    Julie Sawyer says

    Mrs. Richard, Derek and Ally:

    Sending prayers to the family during this difficult time. I have such great memories of many years spent in the rink watching Mr. Richard coach hockey. He did so much for so many in the hockey program. May all of the good times comfort you at this time.
    – Julie

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    The Peterson Family says

    We want to send our sympathy and appreciation to all three generations of the Richard family. Harry’s pride, dedication, drive and love of hockey at every level were contagious! Our family has wonderful memories and is richer for having played on his teams. Rest in peace , Harry.

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    Anonymous says

    Our heartfelt sympathy – we enjoyed so many nights with Harry & Janice – and that lead to meeting Cindy & Derek. Our family is better for knowing your family – much love Ashmont Grill & Tavolo.

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    Ann and Ben Greene says

    Dear Janice, Derek and Ally, we were so sorry to hear of Harry’s sudden passing. Harry’s dedication to Milton Youth Hockey was unprecedented. Not only was Harry a great coach but he was a great Dad to Derek and Ally, memories for a lifetime. Sending our thoughts and prayers.

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    Mike Powell says

    With a heavy heart I ask that on behalf of myself, my teammates and countless others who came before and after me, that you please accept our sympathy for the loss of your husband/father. To me, he was, and forever will be remembered as “Coach”. I’d like to personally thank Mrs. Richard, Derek and most importantly Allyson for sharing him with us. Allyson you were your dad’s biggest cheerleader and without your continued support and encouragement I might not have had the honor and privilege of playing for him 4 consecutive years from 1991-92 to 1994-1995. To his credit there are at least two banners hanging at Ulin Rink commemorating his success. 1994-1995 squad was a story of worst (1992-1993) to first. At the time Milton was still a working class town and who better embodied that than a tough as nails roofer. He was a man who truly practiced what he preached. He instilled those values in us. Through hard work, dedication, and most importantly his belief in us as a team, we defeated the state champion Mohawks to claim the South Shore Conference crown.

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