1922 – 2013
Putnam and Naples FL – Lucien “Luke” Joseph Richard, 91, of Putnam and Naples, FL, died peacefully Friday, August 23, 2013, in Matulatius Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He is the loving husband of Rollande (Audette) Richard. Born in Mont Joli, PQ, Canada, he was the son of the late Adelard and Pharailde (Morrisette) Richard.
Mr. Richard served his country as a radioman in the Navy stationed on a destroyer Chester T. O’Brien in the Mediterranean and the South Pacific during World War II. Upon returning home from the war Lucien attended the Putnam Technical School where he majored in electricity.
Mr. Richard was the owner and operator of Richard Electric.
Mr. Richard enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow man; hunting, fishing, golfing, and playing cards. He also enjoyed traveling to Canada and Europe with his wife; his winter residence in Naples, FL; reading mystery novels, and having home projects underway at all times.
Mr. Richard was a member of the Putnam Board of Education for 12 years, Knights of Columbus Cargill Council, Putnam Elks, and the VFW.
Luke is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years; two sons Neil Richard and his wife Susan of Putnam and Mark Richard of Putnam; a granddaughter Lauren Richard of Salem, MA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Luke was predeceased by two brothers Gerard Richard and Rene Richard and two sisters Michelle McCoy and Jeannine Martino.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Luke’s family from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August, 31, 2013 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 230 Providence St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.