NASHUA, NH - William T. "Fuji" Richard,65, of Nashua, NH formerly of Gardner died Monday, November 14, 2022, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH.
He was born in China Lake, California on May 25, 1957, a son of the late Joseph Richard and Fukuyo (Ishii) Richard.
He grew up in Gardner and graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1975. He was employed at Simplex for several years and then worked for Fidelity Investments and more recently for TJX Corporation in Software IT.
Fuji was a former member of the Beagle Club and the Acadien Club, he enjoyed playing ice hockey and played in several men's leagues in Gardner over the years. He enjoyed fishing and trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan. He was an avid New England sports fan, he particularly enjoyed watching the New Patriots with family and friends. He will be missed by his faithful companion "Chico", his parrot.
He leaves his wife of 15 years, Diana M. (Cardenas) Richard; one son, Jonathan Richard of Phillipston; four sisters, Debbie Vogel and her husband Mike of Winchendon, Michelle Wirzbicki and her husband Mark of Gardner, Maxine Horrigan and her husband Tim of Gardner, Lisa Lajoie and her husband Jeff of Savannah, GA; one brother, Robert Richard of Phillipston and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 10:30 am in Holy Rosary Church 135 Nichols St., Gardner. All attending are asked to go directly to the church. Burial will be private at a later date.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022, from 5 to 7 pm at the Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in William's memory be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 70 Walnut St., Suite 301, Wellesley, MA 02481, or to the Mass General Cancer Center 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.
Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner is directing arrangements.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.