Details for Real Richard
Real Arthur Richard passed to his heavenly home on January 5, 2020 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. He was born in Berthierville, Quebec, Canada. Real was predeceased by his parents Lionel and Jeanette (Boucher) Richard; brothers, Claude and Peter; sisters, Germaine Berard, Theresa
Morin, and Jeannine Voyer.
He is survived by his sisters, Gisele Vigeant, and Doris Kermen, of Pawtucket, RI, Pierrette Robert and her husband Paul of Berkley, MA, and Madeleine Kiras of Central Falls, RI; brothers, Normand of Central Falls, RI, and John and his wife Joan of Warwick, RI; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved companion, Sylvia Springer of The Villages, FL. He had no children.
Real received his education at La Salette Seminary, Enfield, NH. He also studied at Boston College, Boston, MA. He was ordained a Catholic Priest in the La Salette order in 1957. He studied in Rome and traveled abroad in the mid-sixties. He served at our lady of the cape in cape cod as associate pastor for ten years. He retired to The Villages, FL in 2001.
Real was an avid bird watcher and traveled on numerous "birding" trips around the country. He was a NE Patriots fan and enjoyed football with family and friends. He loved dancing and socializing with friends. Real loved life and will be dearly missed by all who loved him and knew him.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date in Lincoln, RI. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in The Villages, FL.