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Richard Kenneth Smart
Obituary of Richard Smart
Richard Kenneth Smart, age 83 of Bedford, passed away on April 12th, 2018 after a short illness and a broken heart after losing his wife Judy just a month prior. As Judy’s illness progressed, Richard remained faithful, traveling to be by her side every single day. They were inseparable in life and now are together again.
Richard was born June 23,1934, to Kenneth and Mildred Smart of Dalton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dalton High School in 1953. Richard and Judy found everlasting love at a tender young age and were married on September 29, 1956. They settled in Bedford in 1957, where they raised their three children. Richard worked at Raytheon for many decades as a maintenance technician.
Our “Papa” or “Grampa Dick”, as he was called by his grandchildren, “Dick” as he was called by friends, was a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandpa. Richard loved spending time with his family and friends. He was actively involved with golf, bowling and volunteered his time at the local V.A. Hospital.
He is survived by his children, Karen (Dan), Glenn (Diana) and Andrew (Karen); his grandchildren, Sheena (Sean), Ryan (Joanna), Anthony, Leo, Aaron and Maggi; his great grandchildren Sienna and Colton; and sister Lois (Donald). Richard was preceded in death by his wife Judy on March 16, 2018 and his parents.
Richard was an amazing man that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished.
A Memorial Service celebrating Richard and Judy’s lives and love will be held May 12th, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 155 Concord Road, Bedford at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Shawsheen Cemetery. Family and friends invited.