Patrick Richer, 50, died February 4, 2019 due to a heart attack at his home in Franklin, NC.
He was born November, 1968 in Burlington, VT to Robert and Lise (Houle) Richer.
Patrick was a loving Father, brother, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his
special friend Barbie-Dae Aziel. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Lise of So.
Burlington, VT., sister and husband Karen and Walter Lepuschenko of Fairfax, VT., his
Daughter Natasha Diaz of Harmony, FL., her brothers Donald Forestner of Clermont, FL and
Daniel Forestner of St. Cloud, FL., girlfriend Victoria Mollica of Franklin, NC, and close
friends Juanita Dowdle of Franklin, NC, Peter Zunino of Long Island, NY., Dustin Buchanan of
Fairfax, VT., and many, many more.
Patrick graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, VT and attended
Vermont Technical College and Southwestern Community College in NC. Patrick was a gifted
and talented artist who could draw anything and everything with such attention to detail. His
favorite medium was pen & ink. He had a passion for music and spent many days drawing or
singing and listening to his favorite bands. He loved creating cozy moments with ambience &
good food. Patrick enjoyed being in nature and spending time on the water fishing. He was a
member of the Naked in North Carolina Jeep Club and spoke highly about his friends &
adventures. He enjoyed volunteering for the Marine Toys for Tots program. Patrick had a big
heart and was very giving of himself. He loved to share a conversation and those who knew
him will never forget the sound of his laughter.
There will be an opportunity to pay your respects at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home on
Monday, February 18th, from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Patrick’s life will also be celebrated in VT at a gathering by family & friends with details forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, your
local Animal Rescue Center or Humane Society. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Richer family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
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