Richard Wharton

  • Born: July 19, 1947
  • Died: June 27, 2018
  • Location: Bedford, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Bedford – Mr. Richard Wharton, of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Lowell Memorial Hospital. He was 70.

Richard was born July 19, 1947 in Cambridge a son of the late John and Alice (Beauchemin) Wharton and is predeceased by his only sibling, Alice Utter.

He was a much loved resident at the former Walter E. Fernald School in Waltham for over fifty years where he was a well-known fixture and altar server in its chapel. When the school closed he transitioned to the wonderful care and company of the Edinburg Center and lived in their Evergreen homes and most recently at Elmbrook.

His staff and friends exuded a special kind of love and provided Richard with a place he was able to call home. With their guidance and encouragement he in return made his home and environment a special place to live for everyone. He will be remembered as always friendly, funny and a good roommate. He was dependable for the kitchen clean up after each meal but wanted no part of its preparation. He had a terrific sense of humor and was a constant jokester.

He will be missed by his roommates at Elmbrook and all the staff of the Edinburg Center.

Friends will honor and remember Richard's life by gathering to visit in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, July 3rd from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford.


Condolence & Memory Journal

im sorry for your loss Wharton familey

Posted by susan carvalho - bedford, MA - Friend   July 09, 2018


he was a friend to me

Posted by susan carvalho - bedford, MA - friend   July 07, 2018

My sincere condolences to Richard's family, friends, and all those who provided care for him. Richard, rest in peace. We will miss you.

Posted by Stephen Mukasa - Brockton, MA - Friend   July 02, 2018

Richard is like a big brother I look up to him

Posted by frank demattia jr - bedford, MA - Family   July 01, 2018

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Richard has been there for us for 14 years when I was there helping him when I was there we helped him out him out with his shower waking him up in the morning for work make his bed helping getting dressed make his breakfast make his lunch make his dinner I do everything around the house for him.