Details for Rev. Dr. Richard Radford

Rev. Dr. Richard Francis "Deacon" Radford, 80, journeyed peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior May 19, 2019 at Cornerstone Hospice surrounded and comforted by his loving family. Born February 15, 1939 in Boston, MA. Richard lived the majority of his storied life in Brookline, MA. He graduated from Stoneham MA High School in 1956 and served in the US Army 1959-65 as a German/French interpreter. He met his soulmate and helpmate ("Saint") Lynne in 1962 and they married in 1966. Richard graduated with honors in English from Boston State College and held degrees (M.Ed.Ed.D) from UMASS Amherst--all obtained nights and weekend; thus St. Lynne.

In 1988 Richard was ordained a Catholic Deacon after post-graduate work at St. John's Seminary, Boston MA. He served as a faithful Deacon at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Brookline, MA for 20+ years, and upon relocating to The Villages, FL served as Deacon at St. Vincent de Paul's, Wildwood, FL. Richard enjoyed playing golf, listening to beautiful music, telling astonishing stories, spending precious time with his family and friends, and enjoying the serenity of his cottage at Sebago Lake Maine.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Lynne, his adoring children Amy and Richard III (Emily Reale), his amazing and cherished grandchildren Nora and Deacon, brothers David (Carol) and Gerard, and a multitude of other family and friends.

A funeral mass will be held on June 19, 2019 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, followed by interment at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Judes Childrens Hosp., Cornerstone Hospice, or a charity of your choosing.

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