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In Memory

Kendall Richardson

Kendall Read Richardson, of Needham, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 7th at the age of 89. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late C. Read and Lucille (Kendall) Richardson. He grew up in Manchester, CT, graduated from Brown University in 1953 and received his Masters from the University of Connecticut. On August 6, 1955, he married the “love of his life”, Betty (Stevens).

He began his teaching career in Glastonbury, CT, and was awarded a John Hay Fellowship at Harvard University. In 1968, Mr. Richardson and his family moved to Needham, MA, where he began his career teaching History at Needham High School, retiring in 1993. For many years he was known at Needham High for the carnation he wore every day on his lapel. 

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Thanks to Chris O'Connor Spear for letting us know. 


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04/23/19 11:28 AM #1    

Paul Sullivan

Mr. Richardson was my neighbor growing up in Needham. He was a wonderful man and wrote me a letter of recommendation to help me get into Babson. He was a teacher who cared.

04/24/19 09:34 AM #2    

Joel Johnson

While I never had Mr. Richardson as a teacher, I do remember him for the carnation he wore every day. And in addition, as I recall, he was always very well dressed. 

04/25/19 03:16 PM #3    

Paula Noll

I did have him for a teacher and he is the person who awoke my passion for US History which I went on to teach at the middle school level for at least 20 years. I had forgotten about the carnation, but you are right.....he did always sport one. We were lucky to have had Mr. Richardson as one of our teachers. RIP

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