SWANTON - Harry J. Richards, age 62, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Northeastern Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury.
He was born in St. Albans on May 20, 1957 to the late Alfred & Barbara (Brow) Richards.
Harry lived in Swanton for most of his life and graduated from Missisquoi Valley Union High School. He worked as a cook at Rusty Scuffers in Burlington for several years. Harry raised his three daughters on his own, they were the light of his life, and always his top priority. His favorite hobbies included listening to loud music (he even sang in a garage band once!), going fishing, spending time with his cats, and cooking. Over the last several years, Harry became ill and was not able to enjoy the things he once loved. He will be remembered as a simple man that always enjoyed life to the fullest, and the best father and papa you could ask for.
He is survived by his beloved daughters, Jessica Smith and her husband David Sr. of St. Albans, Abigail Laplant and her husband Michael of Highgate, and Jennifer Wyman of Swanton; eight grandchildren, Liza Lynn, David Jr., Katie, Tyler, Dalton, Lily, Colby, and Tara; two great grandchildren, Liam & Payton; two siblings, Lori Erno and her husband Tom, and Val Phillips and her husband Bill all of Highgate; and several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents, Harry was predeceased by his newborn granddaughter, Isabelle; and his brother, Michael Richards.
In keeping with Harrys wishes, there will be no public services.
For those who wish, contributions in Harrys memory may be made to assist his family with funeral expenses and sent to Abigail Laplant, 3134 Machia Road, Highgate, VT 05459.
Condolences, photos and favorite memories may be shared through www.gossfs.com