Richard Carlton Henry entered into eternal peace on Saturday, July 28th, 2018.
Richard, who is lovingly known as “Rick”, was born on January 25th, 1960 in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He moved to Boston and grew up in the projects of Columbia Point in Dorchester and Fidelis Way in Brighton. He obtained his education in the Boston Public Schools.
As a child, he and his family were devoted and long-standing members of the Grace & Hope Mission Church in Roxbury where he learned about Christ. Richard deeply believed in the Lord. He never left home without wearing one of his many necklaces that displayed a cross. He daily thanked God for living another day while kissing the cross.
Upon graduation from South Boston High, he entered the Navy. After a few years in the military, he entered into the field of culinary arts as a prep-cook for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. He later became interested in construction and worked as a Carpenter’s Apprentice for many years, as well as, a carpet and flooring installer. For the last eight years of his life, he was employed by Mass Port as a Bridge Operator on the Chelsea Street Bridge and the Quincy Bridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Arthur Henry of Cambridge and Madeline J. Halidy-Henry of Boston and his brother William Joseph Henry of Randolph.
He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his three sisters; Charlene Henry (Boston), Cheryl Henry (Milton) and Marjorie Henry-Jackson (Winchester).
He leaves to mourn his former spouse, Angela Lopes-Henry, daughter Sitara Lopes-Henry, grandson Tyler Duncan and extended family members Alexandria, Ronald, William and Terrell.
He also leaves behind two nieces; Charon Bowden (Atlanta) & Paisley Murray (Milton), two nephews, William Winn (Abington) and Shawn Bowden (Dallas).
He will be missed by his companion, Rosa Poincy and her grandchildren; longtime friend Antoinette Lacefield & her son and grandson, both named Antwan.
Richard held special affection for Ella Carter-Lee and her husband Harold Lee, who he considered family.
He leaves behind a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and extended family and loved ones. He will be missed by all whose lives he has touched.
A Viewing will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9:00 to 9:45am followed by Funeral Service at 9:45 am at Greater Love Tabernacle 101 Nightingale Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery Roslindale, MA
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home