CLIFTON, Maine — Anthony Edward "Tony" Richardson, 52, beloved father, son and brother, passed away suddenly Feb. 14, 2014, in Clifton, Maine. where he resided with his sister Annette Richardson Verschoor and her family.
Born April 29, 1961, in Laconia, N.H., to the late Richard L. Richardson Sr., and Bernice Forsyth Blais, he graduated from Laconia High School in 1979 and attended New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College in Laconia.
Tony served his country proudly in the Navy aboard the USS Nimitz and USS Reasoner.
Settling in San Diego, he raised his greatest pride and joy, the treasures in life, son Allen Anthony and daughter Emma Louise Richardson. He was always happiest when with them. His kids are currently residing in California. Moving to Maine was very difficult, leaving behind his children and very favorite job with Sullivan International, an environmental company.
Tony was preceded in death by his father Richard, stepfather Eugene Blais, and stepbrother Dennis Blais.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Bunny Blais of Union Mills, N.C.; brother, Richard Richardson Jr. of Moyock, N.C.; four sisters, Annette Richardson Verschoor of Maine, Donna Richardson Timmins of Laconia, N.H., Susan Richardson Tolcser of Gilmanton, N.H., and Jennifer Blais Winward of Preston, Idaho; his stepmother, Jeannie Richardson of Rupert, W.Va.; stepbrothers, Carl E. Blais of Laconia, N.H., and Scott Blais of Fort Meyers, Fla.; a stepsister, Brenda Blais Kenney of Belmont, N.H. and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tony loved the warm weather, walking, writing poetry, music, reading and Facebook. Tony was "Twizzles" the clown and volunteered in his community.
Tony's mother, brother, and sisters had the opportunity to say their goodbyes to him at the Birmingham Funeral Home in Old Town, Maine. Memorial services will be held in California in March.