Richard F. Robillard, 92, of East Bridgewater died peacefully on August 18, 2020 surrounded by his family.
Richard was the loving son of the late Wilfred and Margaret (Chambers) Robillard and grew up in Abington. Richard attended school in Brockton and started working at an early age, and owned an upholstery shop in the greater Brockton area.
Richard and Roberta were married for 59 years. They lived for many years in Brockton where Richard owned a building jacking company that specialized in house lifting and raising. Richard loved working and worked until he was in his late 80’s.
When not at work, Richard and Roberta loved traveling cross country to Arizona. For the winter months, each year they looked forward to visiting Richard’s brothers on the West Coast in Tucson and San Diego. Richard was a longtime member of the Brockton Enterprise Club where he and his wife enjoyed socializing.
Richard was always a loving and caring man who loved his family and being with them was the most important aspect of his life. He was always smiling and laughing. The way he laughed is simply unforgettable. His favorite quote was “It Is What It Is.”
He was a very successful man. An example of this was his move to East Bridgewater where he purchased multiple acres with the vision of his children and grandchildren always being close by. Today most are all a stone’s throw away and Richard is at peace.
He was the loving husband of Roberta A. Robillard (Springhetti) of East Bridgewater and devoted father of Cheryl A. Lyrae and her husband Dennis of Florida, Richard C. Robillard of Arizona, Janice M. Amadea and her husband Steven of East Bridgewater, Lisa A. Puopolo and her husband Joseph of East Bridgewater. Proud “Papa” of Celeste, Alec, Brittany, Ryan, Brianna, Matthew, and “Great Papa” of Anthony, Cora Grace, and Emma.
Richard is the last of the Robillard brothers as he was predeceased by Wilfred, Edward, Lawrence, Donald, and Roger. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Church, 210 Central Street, East Bridgewater on Friday, August 21st at 11:30AM followed by a burial at Central Cemetery.
Special thanks to the hospice nurses and his primary doctor, Bruce Ring, and his staff.