Albert W. Richards, Jr., 94, of Woburn, formerly Buzzards Bay, died Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. He was the husband of the late Eleanor L. (Cipriani) Richards.
Mr. Richards was born in Newton and was the son of the late Albert W. Richards, Sr. and Margaret L. Richards. He previously lived in Needham, Medfield and Marion before moving to Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay where he enjoyed spending his time on the Cape Cod Canal.
Mr. Richards worked with his father for many years at the Albert Richards Company, Inc., a wholesale meat packer and restaurant supplier. He also worked for Dole and Bailey before his retirement.
Mr. Richards was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, 4th Marine Division. He served from 1943 to 1946 and participated in the campaign at Iwo Jima.
Survivors include his daughter, Gianna M. Regan of Somerville; his sister, Camilla Larrey of Falmouth, and his grandchildren, Matthew Regan, Ross Richards and Erica Richards. He was predeceased by his sons, the late Douglas Richards and Gary Richards.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 4 – 6 pm. (Appropriate COVID-19 protocol will be observed including the use of face masks, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity). Funeral services on Thursday and interment at Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne will be by invitation only.
Donations in his memory may be made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society,
Attn: Development, 875 N. Randolph St. Ste 225, Arlington, VA 22203.