MILLBURY — Raymond “Ray” Richards Sr., 62, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
Ray was the beloved husband of Debbie Richards for 40 years. He was the proud father of Ray and his wife Julie of Millbury, Bryan and his wife Kirsten of Dudley, Kaycee Hubley and her husband Pat of Millbury, and Bucky and his wife Katie of Dudley. He was known as Bimps to his 9 grandchildren, Carter, Mason, Avery, Nolan, Charleigh, Trey, Cole, Dennee, and Wyatt. He was the son of George and Vivian Richards, and the brother of Colleen Dillon and her husband Mike, George and his wife Inga, and his younger brother Chuck. Ray was the son in law to Dennis and Bonnie Basmajian.
Ray was retired from his work in the trucking industry most recently at YRC Freight in Shrewsbury. Ray enjoyed golfing with his sons and friends, hunting, and openly rooting for the New York Yankees. He enjoyed his work as a high school and youth sports coach in the town of Millbury. Ray spent over 20 years coaching high school football and baseball for the Woolies. In 2004, he was honored as the Aflac Assistant Football Coach of Year, a nationally recognized award for his dedication to his players. Ray was beloved by his players and had a strong passion for family, education, and “Woolie Pride.” Above anything else, spending time with his family was what he loved most.
Ray was an active member of the Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Franklin. He graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in New York in 1977. Ray raised his family in Millbury, where he has been a proud resident since 1981.
Family and friends will honor and remember Ray’s life with a walk through callings hours on Saturday, March 6th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury. All social gathering guidelines regarding face masks and social distancing will be enforced.
Rays funeral service will be private. A recording of the funeral service will be uploaded to his tribute page on the funeral home website on Sunday, March 7th to be viewed at your convenience.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Ray Richards Sr. “Woolie Pride” Scholarship Fund c/o Millbury Credit Union, 50 Main Street Millbury MA 01527 or with Venmo @rayrichardssrwooliepridefund