Robert Richards


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 3, 2019
John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home
305 Broadway
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
617 876-8336

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, January 4, 2019
St. Mary's of The Annunciation Church
134 Norfolk, St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
617 547-0120

Obituary of Robert E. Richards

Robert E. (Bob) Richards, a lifelong resident of Cambridge, born on July 7, 1938,  passed away on December 19, 2018.  Beloved husband of Jane (McGuirk) Richards.  Loving father of Robert and his wife, Lisa, of Wellesley, Susan of Cambridge, Paul of Harvard and Kathryn of Cambridge.  Loving grandfather of Robert Richards of Athens, GA, Stephen Richards of Brighton, Elijah and Olivia Scott, of Cambridge, Lucy and Ella Richards of Harvard and Max Montpeller of Cambridge.  Brother of the late Thomas Richards of Malden and his wife Eileen.  Brother-in-law of Joseph McGuirk of Palm Bay, FL, Sr. Christine McGuirk, S.N.D. of Dorchester, John and Elizabeth Sheerin of Arlington, Michael McGuirk of Medford, Mary Ellen McGuirk and her husband, Howland Roberts, of Donegal, Ireland and the late Patricia and Ralph McElearney. Uncle Bob to 16 nieces and nephews and their children.  Bob was a long-time physics teacher, basketball and golf coach at Rindge Technical School and an administrator at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and its Community Based Learning Program. He was an avid and learned political pundit and a true Cambridge social activist striving for social justice for all people in our society.  Funeral mass at St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Church, 134 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, Friday, January 4, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home, 305 Broadway, Cambridge,Thursday, January 3, from 4:00-7:00  pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in Bob’s name to the Community Art Center, 119 Windsor Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, or Southern Poverty Law Center,

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