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Andrew S. Richardson

January 2, 1953 April 4, 2014
Andrew S. Richardson
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Providence:  Andrew Sinclair Richardson, Esq. , 61, a prominent and much loved Rhode Island attorney, passed away unexpectedly on April 4.  He was a partner at Boyajian, Harrington, Richardson and Furness where he practiced the art of law for 30 years.  His counsel was widely sought and deeply respected, as he provided it with an intelligence, honesty and integrity that was apparent to all those he served. He successfully argued cases in front of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, United States District Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals and was qualified to argue in front of the United States Supreme Court. He was the current Treasurer of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a Fellow of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation.
 
Andy, as he was known to friends, family, and colleagues was a graduate of Moses Brown School, Brown University and Suffolk Law School and started his legal career at Rhode Island Legal Services.  He became a court appointed trustee in 1991 and presided as trustee in 14,920 cases, and attorney in 695 cases.  As one of the most respected bankruptcy lawyers in the State, he was the designated trustee of several of the State’s most prominent bankruptcies including The Newport Creamery and Rocky Point.
 
Known as a talented, smart and aggressive athlete at Moses Brown, Andy played on both the Varsity hockey and soccer teams. His love of sport was life long. He loved to play golf with friends and colleagues, to hone his skills and embrace the camaraderie that was at his core.  He was an irrepressible fan of the Patriots, Team USA, The Revolution and the Red Sox. His other passions were cooking, photography, 6-wicket croquet and a robust humor shared with loved ones.
 
Born in Providence, Andy was the 4th son of Dr. Ralph D. and Helen S. Richardson.  Andy is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kate, and daughter, Rachael, as well as his brothers John D. and Donald S. Richardson, and nephews Nicholas and Scott Richardson. He was the brother of the late Ralph d. Richardson, Jr. His loyalty and dedication to family and friends were legendary and reciprocated.  He will be deeply missed by family, friends and colleagues.
 
Funeral Services will be held at Central Congregational Church in Providence, where he was a Deacon, Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:00pm.
 
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the South Kingston Land Trust in Matunuck, RI an area where he summered with his family the full course of his life.

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