Former Town Council President Royden C Richardson (Reverend Richardson), loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Roy had a distinguished record of public service. In 1970, Roy and his wife Jackie, moved their young family to Cape Cod, and Roy continued his work serving others. Roy was a member of the Barnstable Town Council from 1993-2005, President 1999-2000. It was during Roy’s time as Town Council President that the Town of Barnstable flag was created by art students at Barnstable High School.
He served as the Cape Cod Commission member for the Town of Barnstable. Roy was a board member of the following agencies: Community Action Council of the Cape and Islands, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Barnstable Economic Development Committee, Hyannis Historic District Study Committee, Barnstable Architectural Review Committee, State Head Injured Program Advisory Board, Cape Counseling Center, Osterville Rotary Club, NAACP Education Counseling Committee, Friends of Prisoners, and Centerville Historic Museum. Roy loved all things Centerville and the Town of Barnstable.
He was instrumental in re-establishing Centerville Old Home Week and he especially enjoyed the Moonlighters and bonfire held on Craigville beach during that week.
Roy frequently quoted John Wesley by saying: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can”. This is how Roy lived his life. We extend our deepest sympathy to Roy’s wife Jackie and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.