Joseph Alphonse "PaPa" Richard
HAMPTON, VA -- Joseph Alphonse "PaPa" Richard, 82, is "on the road" again after passing away on October 3, 2013.
Born in Rumford, Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gloria; parents, Antoine and Louise; and siblings Lorraine, Laurie and Edward.
Joe joined the Army at the age of 17 and retired at Fort Monroe after 20 years of military service. He then began a career with the Virginia State Agricultural Department retiring after over 20 years service. He then continued to work part-time with the state until he was 80 years old.
He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Joe enjoyed getting in his car and "going." He especially loved visiting Maine and spending time joking with his brothers and friends. Joe fondly loved his State Agricultural family.
He is now happily reunited with his wife, Gloria. Life goes on but will never be the same.
Joe is survived by his children, Yvonne Naber, husband, Randy, Alfred Richard, wife, JoAnn and Levi Richard; grandsons, Joey Drummond, John Drummond, Jr. and Alex Richard; siblings, Leo, Alyre, Ray, Yvon, Marie, Frank and Joe; last many beloved friends.