Robert “Bob” Douglas Richardson

March 5, 1949 - February 5, 2014
Robert “Bob” Douglas Richardson

Robert (Bob) Douglas Richardson, age 64, died suddenly at home on February 5, 2014.

He was born on March 5, 1949 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Gerald and Ann Richardson. Bob was a graduate of Weymouth High School and went on to be drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1967. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA in 1972, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and Skull and Key honor society. Bob began his career with Aetna and retired from Travelers Insurance in 2012. He earned many professional certifications during a distinguished career spanning 35 years.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Ann, and wife, Janice Brosnan Richardson. He is survived by his son, Michael Richardson and wife Shannon of Wilmette, IL; daughter, Beth Richardson of Boston, MA.; sister, Jane MacDonald of Wilmington, NC; brother, Thomas Richardson of East Freetown, MA; grandchildren, William and Abigail Richardson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was happiest when spending time with his family and was an avid golfer at Porter’s Neck Plantation, where he was a member. When he wasn’t on the course, he enjoyed being on or near the water and shared time between his homes in Wilmington, NC and East Falmouth, MA.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Boston area.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 733 Third Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10017.

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  • February 09, 2014
    Tom Quinn says:
    Very Sad to hear about Bob. Met Bob in 1972. We were room mates in an Aetna training school. A good friend ever since.

  • February 11, 2014
    Don Viewig says:
    So sad to hear about Bob. We worked together in Grand Rapids and both moved to the Hartford area within a few months. We continued to have lunch a few times each year and we both lived in Tolland, CT when we retired. Bob was a great boss and mentor to me. Don Viewig Retired CT FAIR Plan Retired Aetna

  • February 12, 2014
    Paul and Robyn Schultz says:
    Mike and Shannon, We are so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Know that you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Paul and Robyn Schultz

  • February 10, 2014
    Larry and Nancy Faulman says:
    We are so sorry to hear about Bob's death. Our. Hearts go out to you, Mike and Beth. Your parents were fun to be with and good friends. Many prayers are with you. Larry and Nancy Faulman

  • February 09, 2014
    Steve Brosnan says:
    Bob I will surely miss you. I still cannot believe it. You were more like a brother to me than a brother inlaw. My memories of our time spent together on the Cape will be cherished forever. You will be sadly missed. Say Hi to Janny for me when you two are reunited. Love You Man, Steve.