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James Melton Richards

May 31, 1931 ~ April 4, 2021 (age 89)

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James M. Richards, of East Boston, passed away on April 4, 2021 surrounded by his loving family on Easter Sunday morning at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of over 70 years of Marion (Olivieri) Richards.

Devoted father of Beverly Buckley and her husband Michael of Peabody and James Richards and his wife Colleen of Lynn.

Cherished grandfather of James Buckley and his wife Katie of Wilmington and Jarrod Richards of Peabody.

Adored great-grandfather of Emma Buckley and Joseph and Kristine Richards.

Family and friends will honor James' life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Wednesday, April 7th from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and again on Thursday morning at 8:00 before leaving in funeral procession to St. Mary's of the Sacred Heart Church, 8 S Common Street, Lynn for a funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in James's name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923 or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, W. 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

James was a past Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, retired Lieutenant of the Suffolk County House of Corrections (Deer Island) and a long time member of the Elks. He will be missed by all. 

All services will be held in accordance with the Commonwealth of MA COVID-19 reopening regulations.


April 7, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Service
April 8, 2021

8:30 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
April 8, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary's of the Sacred Heart
8 S Common St.
Lynn, MA 01902


Care Dimensions
75 Sylvan St., Danvers MA 01923
Tel: 1-978-223-9786

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
10 Brookline Place, W 6th floor, Brookline MA 02445
Tel: 1-800-525-4669

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