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Richard Bradway Smith

August 10, 1929 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old




Monson-Richard Bradway Smith, 94, passed away at home on August 27, 2023. Richard was born in Southbridge on August 10, 1929 to the late Perley and Dorothy (Bradway) Smith. After graduating from Charlton High School, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Airforce where he served during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Richard later retired from the Military in 1968.

Richard lived in Monson for 52 years where he worked at the C.F. Church Co. as well as the Monson Developmental Center. Richard was also a proud member and Past Master of the Day Spring Lodge of Masons. He was also a member of the Scottish Rites and a past Commander of the Legion of Honor for the Melha Shriners. Richard was a devoted member of the American Legion post 241 in Monson, Post 2596 of Wales, Vietnam Veterans of America Post 405 in Ware, and a past Commander of the VFW Post 9093 in Gilbertville.

Richard leaves his daughter, Julie Schofield of Dublin Ohio; his long-time companion Rose; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, many cousins and friends.

Lombard Funeral Home has been entrusted with Richard’s arrangements. Visiting hours for Richard will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. A Masonic Evergreen service will be held during visitation.  A Graveside service with Military Honors will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 11:00am at Hillcrest Cemetery, 32 Wilbraham Rd. Monson MA. Friends and family are asked to gather directly at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children 516 Carew Street Springfield, MA 01104. 


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September 5, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lombard Funeral Home
3 Bridge St
Monson, MA 01057

Graveside Service
September 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Hillcrest Cemetery
32 Wilbraham Road
Monson, MA 01057

Military Honors
September 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Hillcrest Cemetery
32 Wilbraham Road
Monson, MA 01057


Shriners Hospital for Children
516 Carew St., Springfield MA 01104
Tel: 1-413-787-2000


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