William F. Richardson

Age 83 of Haddonfield, NJ

On October 18, 2022, age 83, of Haddonfield, NJ, formerly of Glassboro & Toms River, NJ; husband of the late Virginia: Beloved father of Pam Richardson and Gary W. Richardson (Marie); Cherished grandfather of Rylan Richardson, Elena V. & Sebastian W. Tyler and Dear brother of Donna Richardson (Lorie), Flo Rosado (Pete), Sherry Dalto and Ken Richardson (JoAnn).  Bill was predeceased by his brothers Daniel Sheridan and Dennis Richardson, and sisters Fran Gorman, Patricia Graham, and Margaret Richardson.

Bill was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ.  He was the eldest of his parents’ eight children.  Bill was the first in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree, attending St. Peter’s College and graduating in 1960.  After graduation, Bill taught high school English, but quickly realized that helping those struggling with poverty was his true passion.  He became a social worker in Hudson County where he worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his clients.  It was there that he met the love of his life, Virginia.  They were married on November 8, 1969, and soon moved to Toms River, NJ where they raised their two children.

Bill loved to be around his family and serve in his community.  He coached youth soccer for over 20 years, participated in a mentorship program for at-risk youth, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.  Bill and Virginia also enjoyed extensive travel with their friends and family.  Bill will be remembered always for his infectious smile, witty one-liners, and his overwhelming love of family.

Bill’s family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 24th, 10 -11:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where Services will follow at 12 Noon.  Entombment, private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of William may be made to the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 ( or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 (