Obituary: George “Bud” Richard

Dateline:  Swanton, Vermont


George “Bud” Richard, age 88 years, died Saturday evening, October 8, 2016, in The Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Facility.


Born in Swanton on, February 24, 1928, he was the son of the late Chester and Florence (Cears) Richard. He attended Swanton schools and faithfully served his country in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He received his honorable discharge on, September 13, 1947. He then served several years in the Vermont Army National Guard, 172 Infantry Regiment. For most of his working life Bud was associated with the former Swanton Foundry.


Bud leaves several nieces and nephews including very special nieces and nephews, Donna and Phillip Florio and Earl and Mary Therrien.


Besides his parents, Bud was predeceased by his brothers; Paul Richard and Kenneth Richard; sisters, Joyce Beverly-Ann Zweerers on, January 24, 2005, Ramona Laws and Shirley Richard ; his brother-in-law, Alfred “Red” Zweeres on, September 19, 2001, and  nieces and nephews, Diane Therrien, Mark Zweeres and Jeff Zweeres Willard Alfred “Billy” Zweeres on, March 4, 2003.


A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 1p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. Father Luke P. Austin, pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Saint Louis Parish will officiate. The Rite of Committal and Interment with military honors will take place later at the Richard family lot in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.


Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 12 Noon until the hour of the service


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