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Donald P. Richardson

June 19, 1937 — March 16, 2024

Donald P. Richardson

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Donald Paul Richardson was born June 19, 1937, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to John and Germaine (Talbot) Richardson.

Growing up in difficult times, Don spent a portion of his younger years at St. Joseph's Orphanage in Fall River, where he became fluent in French and mischief. He overcame a number of obstacles, not of his own making, to become honorable and well respected. One of his many exploits as a youth was to escape the orphanage (after numerous attempts) and join the Circus. When he became (nearly) of age, Don went on to join the United States Army and then the U.S. Air Force, where he traveled the world, proudly serving for more than 20 years. After retiring from the Air Force, he continued his career in Government Services, working for the US Postal Service until his retirement at age 59.

Don was a lifelong learner and reader with an incredible zest for life. His wonderful and kind heart made him a pleasure to be around and his many life adventures kept his family and friends in awe. He was always happy to spend time with family and was a terrific father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was a sports enthusiast and was equally at home cutting it up on the dance floor and knocking it around on the golf course, where he continued to play — and play well — all the way into his 80s.

Don is survived by his wonderfully charming and charismatic wife, Ellen; his sons, Brad (Michelle) Richardson and Barry (Megan) Richardson; grandchildren, Kayden Richardson, Morgan Richardson, and Liam Richardson; stepchildren, Artie (Robin) Turek and Maureen Seifert; daughter-in-law, Val Turek; half-brothers, Robert and Patrick Dewsnap; nephews, Dwayne Richardson and Michael Richardson; as well as multiple step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the mother of his children, Nancy Richardson.

He was preceded in death by his son Scott Richardson, stepson Frank Turek, brother. John Richardson, half-sister. Joanne Dewsnap, son in law Doug Seifert and his parents.

A visitation will be held at Horan & McConaty, Aurora, Tuesday, March 26 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The Funeral Service will take place the following day, at Horan & McConaty, Aurora, Wednesday, March 27, beginning at 11:00am. 

Interment to take place in the Columbarium at Fort Logan National Cemetery. 

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southeast Denver/Aurora

11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southeast Denver/Aurora

11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

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Reception Gathering

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

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Interment

Private Service

Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80236

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