Ralph W. Richardson of Tyngsboro


Ralph W. Richardson, 83, of Tyngsboro died surrounded by his loving family at his home on Monday, July 10, 2017.

Born in Dracut, he was the son of the late Percy and Christena Richardson. He attended Greater Lowell Technical High School and the Graham School in Kansas City, MS for Veterinary studies.

He proudly served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Ralph was a self-employed dairy farmer, mechanic and welder. He worked for several farms in the Greater Lowell area most recently at Parlee Farm in Tyngsboro.

He was a member of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau and was involved with draft horses.

Ralph was an avid Red Sox fan and a proud lifelong resident of Tyngsboro.

He is survived by his daughters, Janet and her husband, Michael Renk of Tyngsboro and Susan and her husband, Charles Hillman of Chelmsford; brother, Daniel Richardson of Spring Hill FL; sister, Eleanor Silva of Nashua, NH; sister-in-law, Ida Richardson of Tyngsboro; grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband, Raymond Jarnagin, Melissa and her husband, Marc Tremblay, Michael Renk, Benjamin Hillman and his fiancé, Jamie Everett; four great grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren, great step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special acknowledgement to his nephew George Richardson who was always like a son to him.

He was the brother of the late John Richardson, Harold Richardson, Edward Richardson and Pearl Richardson.

Visiting hours Sat. 10-11A.M. Funeral Service at 11A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in the Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


July 15, 2017
Dolan Funeral Home


July 15, 2017
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Tom and Sharon Koning says:

    Thinking of you Janet, Mike, Mikey and Jade, Melissa and family.

  2. Michelle Adams says:

    So sorry for your loss Janet and Sue and families.

  3. Brenda Dukeshire says:

    Sue and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in remembering all the great memories I’m sure you all made over the years.
    Although it may bring a sting in your eyes and a longing in your heart , I pray for you the memories bring a smile on your face.
    Brenda Dukeshire

  4. Charolette O'Donnell says:

    Cousin Ralph was so special he always made everyone feel so special. My condolences to the whole family his Canadian Cousins are thinking about you and him and holding you all in a special spot in our hearts.
    Charolette O’Donnell and family

  5. Kathlyn J Keene says:

    My condolences to the Richardson family. I grew up in Tyngsborough and was involved in town government. My family (Dixon) and the Richardson family have been farming in Tygnsborogh all their life. Sad to see another old time family member passing away. Wonderful memories for you to share. With best wishes, Kathlyn Dixon, Eaton, Keene.

  6. George T says:

    My condolences to Janet , Sue and the entire Richardson family.
    I know George R. held a special place in his heart for Ralph. He will be missed.

  7. Bev Richardson says:

    What an amazing man!
    He will be remembered fondly by all!

  8. Bev Lowrey says:

    Sue and family, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.


    Sorry you have lost your Dad my heart goes out to your loving family and all he touched

  10. Lynne Kerrigan Ferriera says:

    So sorry to hear about Ralph. Ralph was a fixture in the fields around his family home whether it was on Locust or Kendall Road. To his family, God bless you all at this hard time.

  11. Annabelle Jane McRae says:

    A special person gone but not forgotten.
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Annabelle& Duncan and Family

  12. Mark Bibeault says:

    Very sorry for your loss.

  13. Danie MacKinnon says:

    Sorry to hear about Cousin Ralph condolences to all his family
    Danie & Cathy MacKinnon
    Blues Mills,NS Cousins

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