William Richter

William “ Bill “ Richter of Seabrook NH formerly Methuen MA passed away on January 21 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1973. He was able to follow his dream of becoming a Plumber. He worked with several companies before he opened his own business.

He took great pride in in his work which led him to be known as Picasso. He possessed great skills and was a problem solver. His other passion was fishing. He was a skilled surfcaster and made many friends on the beaches of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. He and his wife fished the MV Derby together for the past 14 years.

He will be missed by his wife Ellen who he has loved for 48 years, his son Jeffrey of Methuen who he was very proud of, his mother Else of Lawrence MA, brother Arthur and his wife Ana of Boston and Honolulu, sister Gail Bova and her husband Paul of Methuen, his sister Pam Jefferson and husband Dav of Greer S. Carolina. He will be missed by his grandchildren Faith, Rory and Ezra who lovingly called him Boopa, his mother in law Jane Vondell of Andover, brother in law Daan Vondell and his partner Sharon Fluet of Andover and many friends.

After a day of fishing he would always say never look back, instead he will be looking down on us to be sure we are all ok. At his request he was cremated through Boston Cremation and wanted no services. If you would like to honor his memory take a kid fishing. Tight lines until we see you again


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  1. BETH NAULT on February 3, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Bill will be missed .I remember him always helping my husband who he called his buddy.we will miss him at our Sunday dinners,I’m sure he is at peace now, and is fishing in the most beautiful heavenly ocean now.He was a great guy!

  2. Sherry on February 3, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    Stay strong sweets. Love you..❤️❤️❤️

  3. Susan Payette on February 3, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    My 4 year old granddaughter will be taken fishing this spring, in memory of Bill. May she catch a big one!

  4. Wanda Schembri on February 3, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    So many wonderful memories of Bill. We will miss him dearly. He was a friend you could always count on . So grateful he is now at peace 🕊️

  5. James Schembri on February 3, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    ❤️❤️I will miss you Mr. Bill Jim fishing in the hole Schembri Fish on my brother

  6. David & Eunice Veit on February 3, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Ellen. Sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

  7. Helene C Quinn on February 3, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    My heartfelt condolence to you and your family; May the good Lord comfort you during this time;

  8. Brenda Chagnon on February 3, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    So sorry to hear that Bill passed away. Take care .always remember the good times 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  9. Melissa Rivera on February 3, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss my friend. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  10. Cheryl Morin on February 3, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Sincere condolences for you Ellen and the whole family.
    He will be missed. I still have memories of him riding his sit down mower doing the lawn.
    Lots of Love,

  11. Anne an Dave martineau on February 7, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    God bless him,he is an angel 😇 looking down on us.

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