Henry F. Rich of Braintree, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on November 26, 2022, at the age of 80, after a wonderful life.
Beloved husband to Carol (Jackman) Rich for 41 years; loving father to Anthony Rich, Peter Rich, Michael Rich, and Kimberly (Rich) Barnes; devoted grandfather to Rebecca, Emily, Joseph, Henry, Janie, James, and Charlotte; dear brother to Paul Rich, Robert Rich, Clare (Rich) Buckley, and the late Delores (Rich) DeVellis, Catherine (Rich) Terravecchia, Joseph Rich, Peter Rich, James Rich, and John Rich.
Henry was born February 28, 1942 to the late Fred and Susie (Leone) Rich in Wakefield, MA. After Henry graduated from Wakefield High School in 1959 as a three-sport varsity athlete, he went on to become a barber for 60 plus years which he cherished dearly. Henry was happiest when spending time with his beloved family and friends, devoting his time to coaching youth baseball in the town of Milton for over 30 years, and all of the years that he spent at the barbershop with customers that he considered friends.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, December 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave Milton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 7, at 11:30 a.m., at St Mary’s of the Hills Church, Milton. Henry will be laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester following the Funeral Mass. Family and friends are invited.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Henry’s memory to Milton Babe Ruth, C/O Michael Whittaker, 48 Pierce St, Milton, MA 02186.