GARDNER - Aurele Richard, 94 of Gardner, died Monday, June 29, 2020 with his wife and stepdaughter present in the Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner. He was born in Gardner, on May 3, 1926, the son of the late Felix and the late Nathalie (Allain) Richard. He attended Holy Rosary School. He worked for the Gardner Highway Department for 30 years. Aurele was a member of the Gardner AARP and the Golden Agers. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Beverly (Hertel) (Sandberg) Richard of Gardner; four children, Raymond Richard of Gardner, Donald Richard of Winterhaven, Florida, Linda Tanso of Gardner, Marie Adamson of Fitchburg; four step children, Becky Gorham of Athol, Allan Sundberg Jr. of Rome, New York, Donna Britt of Athol, Bonnie Thayer of Summerfield, Florida; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, five step grandsons and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife of 34 years, Lorraine (Girouard) Richard who died in 1982; his father Felix Richard who died 1969; his mother Nathalie (Allain) Richard who died 1994; sister, Anita Lajoie who died 1994, and step-son-in-law, Tim Thayer in April 2020. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner. To send an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com. Mack Family Funeral Home 105 Central St., Gardner is directing arrangements.