4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 3, 2019
John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Kelly Dugas Coveney posted a condolence
Thursday, January 3, 2019Jane, Susan, Max, and the Richards Family, Dennis and I were saddened to hear that Bob passed away, and express our condolences to you. Bob will forever be known as a legend in Harvard Square.
Mollie McHugh posted a condolence
Wednesday, January 2, 2019Dear Jane and family, We are terribly sad that Bob is no longer with us. John and I send heartfelt hugs and love during this incredibly difficult time for you all. Mollie
Raymond & Latrice Olbina posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 1, 2019Ray and I send our love, prayers, and heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Richards and family. We can only smile when we think of Mr. Bob! May he rest in the Lord's arms.
Judy Johnson lit a candle
Monday, December 31, 2018
Judy Johnson posted a condolence
Monday, December 31, 2018Dear Jane and Family, So sad to receive this news. Bob was a very special person and we were so fortunate to have Bob and Jane live on Antrim Street. Sending much sympathy to you all.
Doreen McNeill posted a condolence
Sunday, December 30, 2018Dear Jane, I wish I lived close enough so I could see you and we could talk about what a wonderful man Bob was. I am sure you have many great stories about his escapades as he was a truly energetic, interesting and funny guy. So very sorry for your loss. Hope you are well and able to enclose your large and caring family into your loving embrace. I always enjoyed your company as you both were very dear. Love, Doreen
Suzy Hallock-Bannigan posted a condolence
Friday, December 28, 2018Jane and Co: I treasured Bob and Jane when we all attended the UU church in Woodstock (North Chapel Society), most recently when Daniel was our minister. Bob was so useful to me when I was a counselor at the high school and he donated books which would enlighten kids to gender variation. He was himself a very enlightened person, a kind and generous person, with great wit and ease in relationship. Bob made the world a better place because he was in it. He was a morally developed person with strong and empathic conscience. I am so sorry for his family; his loss will be felt keenly. Am sending love your way. Suzy H-B
JOAN S SOBLE posted a condolence
Friday, December 28, 2018I am so sorry that I won't be able to give my condolences to Bob's family in person next week, and I'm also very sorry that I'm going to miss hearing other people's remembrances of him. He was such a good, good guy, and everyone knew that! As a long-term CRLS faculty member, I knew Bob to be one of those people on whom I and others could always depend to help us out with resources and advice when it came to any kind of a cause or project that was likely to be good for all students, good for the city of Cambridge, and good for the world beyond Cambridge, too. And he doled out all of his helpful goodness with such good cheer, such certain appreciation, and such sincere enthusiasm. I feel privileged to have had such a long experience of his big heart, keen mind, and generous spirit. Thinking of his family and dearest friends as I write this: may your many wonderful memories of Bob console you.
Mary Thompson Galindo posted a condolence
Thursday, December 27, 2018Dear Richards Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Bob. I have very fond memories of all of you when I was growing up in Cambridge as a classmate of Susan. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Thompson Galindo
Denise Burns posted a condolence
Thursday, December 27, 2018To the Richards family: I’m so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. But very glad he didn’t suffer long with that miserable disease. I had a chance to join the old crew for dinner earlier this year and sat by Bob and it was good to have a chance to catch up. He was active in some of the good political debates on my Facebook wall. And he really wanted to get up to Kennebunkport again and visit. He will be missed. Wishing for you memories that lift you and peace. Denise Burns
Bob Kelleher posted a condolence
Thursday, December 27, 2018Very sorry to hear of Bob's death. My condolences to Jane and the family - may he rest in peace.
Jason Gay posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018To the Richards family: So sorry to hear of your loss. We are grateful to Bob and all of you for your many kindnesses big and small to my father and mother and family. Sincerely, Jason Gay
Joan Kelleher Salinger posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018Jane, my condolences to you and your family. Bob and I have not seen each other since my Dad's funeral, but I did follow him on FB. An admirable man. I remember visiting the two of you when I was a child. May he rest in peace.
Kathleen Mahoney Kennedy posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018Im so sorry Jane & family. My thoughts & prayers are with you. A great guy always.
Matthew Sheerin posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018Rest In Peace Uncle Bob and love to all the Richards clan. ~Love, the Virginia Sheerin’s
Kathleen Sheerin DeVore posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018Ah uncle Bob. So many hearts breaking as you return to the wind and the light. The poets say, great love, great grief: where there is one there is the other. They are right. To Auntie Jane and my Richard's cousins - with deep love, in deep pain, Kathleen
Anne McElearney (Miller) posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018We love you Uncle Bob, and we will miss you!! We know you are livening up the conversation wherever you find yourself now! Peace! Annie Rob, Erin and Alex
George Thomas posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018Please except my condolences.Bob was a Great man,and my Basketball coach at Rindge Tech. I will miss him ,and our Texts and conversations. Cambridge has lost a man today that has helped to make Cambridge what it is today. Rest In Peace my friend,until we meet again. It was an honor to know you.
The family of Robert E. Richards uploaded a photo
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Andrew Inglis posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018Another Rindge/CRLS Legend has moved on. Bob was a good guy.