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Richard F. Williams, 71

ADAMS, Mass. —  Richard Franklin Williams, 71 of Adams, MA died on Wednesday November 16, 2022 at Berkshire Medical Center.

He was born in North Adams, MA on October 5, 1951, a son of Franklin Arthur and Mary Alice (Gomeau) Williams. He graduated from Adams Memorial High School with the class of 1970 and attended Berkshire Community College.

Richard was employed by General Electric Co in Pittsfield for several years and then was a bartender at several local establishments.

He was an avid sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox baseball team and New York Giants football team. Richard was a "Wizard of Oz" enthusiast and enjoyed golfing at Forest Park Country Club. He also enjoyed playing Keno and crossword puzzles and was well known for his excellent chili.

Survivors include two daughters- Sherri Lynn (Mitchell) Gordon and Lisa Ione Williams (Travis Moran) and four grandchildren- Kayla Elizabeth, Sydney Grace, Ethan Jacob, and Kendall Reese. He also leaves two great grandchildren-Maxson Richard and Maelynn Ione; three sisters- Patricia (Lawrence) Folino, Kathleen (Marshal) Harrington, and Minetta (John) Strauser; his partner, Deborah DeGraeve; two aunts- Joan Gomeau and Yesamine Sarkis; his good friend, Michelle Ostrowski, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and his cat "Lexi". Richard was predeceased by his parents- Franklin A. and Mary G. Williams; his grandson, Ian Richard Lemaire; and his grandparents- Alice M. and William T. Gomeau Sr. and Frank A. and Margaret C. Williams.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Celebration of Life for Richard Williams will be held on Sunday November 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Turn Hall, 6 Turners Ave Adams, MA. A graveside service will be held on Monday November 28, 2022 at 1:30 PM at Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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So very sorry to hear about RICKS passing.....Everytime, I used to see him, RICK always had a smile and a great host for picnics ...I know he will be greatly missed by all..

from: LINDA BELLon: 11-26-2022

so sorry to hear of Rick's passing, rip my friend
from: jim sauve'on: 11-24-2022

So sorry to read of Ricks passing he was a great friend and a wonderful man. God Bless
from: Paully Kozik on: 11-23-2022

To Kate,and. All his family, I'm sorry for your loss .I have nothing but good memories,he was a good man
from: Robert lipinskion: 11-22-2022

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Lisa… hugs for all of you, Brenda
from: Lisaon: 11-22-2022

Lisa and Sherri and family, I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm glad he is at peace now. May your memories get you through his passing.

Mike Wilson
from: on: 11-21-2022

So Sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I have many good memories of Rick as a coworker and friend of Rick from the Viking Pub. Condolences to Rick's family and Michelle.
from: Heather Mason (Goodell)on: 11-21-2022

I am so sorry to hear about Rick. So may happy memories from Brook Terrace. May your memories give you comfort.
from: Maria Gamarion: 11-20-2022

Sorry and sad that Rick finished his earthly journey. Many happy memories I’ll always remember his beautiful smile. Fly High Rick Love you ??
from: Lois Leabon: 11-18-2022

Sending hugs and condolences to all of the family.
from: Wendy Roberton: 11-18-2022

Thoughts and prayers to you all. ??
from: dawn kegresseon: 11-18-2022

We were so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He will be missed by many. RIP Rick.
from: Dot and Doug Wandreion: 11-18-2022

My Thoughts and prayers go out to Rick's family members and friends. RIP my friend.
from: Mike Mach on: 11-18-2022

Pat and family, So very sorry for the loss of your brother. Sending love and prayers, may he rest in peace.
from: Bette Ann & Tom Lesnickon: 11-18-2022

Patti, So sorry to hear about your brother.

from: Kathy Morin Perreaulton: 11-18-2022

So sorry Lisa for your loss your dad was a wonderful person
from: Sue covielloon: 11-18-2022

To Rick’s family, So sorry for your loss we had a lot of good times in high school he was a great guy with a sense of humor. RIP
from: Kathy ziarnikon: 11-18-2022