Thomas Dwight Richardson, age 62 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ.
Born September 14, 1955 in Norwich, CT, he was the son of the late Dwight and Ilva (Ranger) Richardson.
Upon turning 17, Tom enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War, doing what he loved most – driving tanks and trucks.
Tom worked as a truck driver for Johanna Farms and later for Yellow Roadway Corporation. He was an admirable driving instructor, providing excellent guidance to new drivers. In his later years, you could often find him reading about American history (especially World War II stories), travelling, or playing games on his tablet. He loved spending time with his family, especially attending the Renaissance Faire every year, and going on cruises. He was a member of St. Magdalen Church in Flemington and a graduate of Riverdale High School.
In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by his brothers, John & David Richardson, and his sister-in-law, Terry Gatsch. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Connie Richardson; his sister, Beverly; his mother-in-law, Judith Gatsch; his sister-in-law, Sue Gatsch; his brothers-in-law, Ed & Mark Gatsch; four nieces; one nephew; one grand-niece; and one grand-nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Magdalen Church, 105 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ. Interment will follow in St. Magdalen Cemetery, Flemington, NJ. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for prayers and Mass cards.