MIDDLETON — Mr. Rodney Edward Richardson, 57, of Middleton, died, July 15th, 2012, following a brief illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late George Richardson Jr., and Patricia A. (Collyer) Richardson Loring. He was raised and educated in Salem.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Okinawa during his time in the service.
Mr. Richardson had been the proprietor of the former Middleton Tire Service, more recently he had been employed as a truck driver.
A longtime resident of the Town of Middleton, Mr. Richardson had been a member of the American Legion Post #227 of Middleton.
Rod is survived by his daughter, Melissa Richardson of Salem, his sons, Corey Johnson of New York, NY, and Jason Richardson of Jackson, N.C., his sisters, Kathie Colella of Beverly and Nancy Linebarger of Lawrence, his former spouse Ann M. (Queenan) Richardson of Salem, his lifelong friend and brother-in-law Jack Queenan of Salisbury and a large extended Queenan family of Salem.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service which will be held in the Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton, graveside Thursday at 2 P.M. followed by a memorial gathering in Rod’s memory at the American Legion Post #227, River St., Middleton, Thursday from 4 to 7 P.M. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62), Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Rod’s memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com