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“Hello there, My name is Cooper Curtis Richards. I was reading about your son Coopers story. I couldn't imagine how hard it is to lose a child. I can...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Cooper Richards - Ontario

“Kelly, my heart broke when I heard Cooper was no longer with us. I know I never met him but anyone could tell, even through facebook, that he was...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Murphy - Taunton, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all, the service was an amazing tribute to Cooper and your family, you all will forever to be in our hearts,...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: EJ JACKSON - SALEM, NH - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear Cooper's battle came to an end, but we all knew he was a fighter and a "tooper" he was. He will no longer suffer, but I know...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Kristina Willson - Weymouth, MA

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May the cherished memories of Cooper bring you comfort. The Bevilacqua Family ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Joe and Julie Bevilacqua - MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Fran Richards - Lake City, FL

“Our deepest condolences to the Richards family , You are in our thoughts and prayers ❤ The Harvey Family ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Colleen Harvey - Weymouth, MA

“I was struck this evening by a power of caring resting over the crowd as they waited in line to pay their repects to Cooper. We can all learn from...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Symonds - Weymouth, MA

“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult and painful...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Omar Ahmedgas - Atlanta, GA

“I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Thai V - MA - Coworker

“There are no words to appropriately express our sadness for all of you over the loss of Cooper....our deepest sympathies, prayers and love to you all...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Cheryl Leary - South Weymouth, MA

“May the grace of Lord Jesus continue to be with you. I am sure you are jumping with joy in heaven love you ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Ruth Chouloute - MA - Teacher

“John and I are so sorry for your loss Kelly and Michael, Zack, Olivia, and Max . Kelly and Michael you have been the best caretaker that anybody...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Sandra Gauthier - Dorchester, MA

“My heart aches for your loss. Losing a child is the hardest, most painful experience a parent will ever endure. Cry when you need to, be angry at the...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Miller - Newton, NJ

“So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet little guy surrounded by so much love. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Martha Casassa - Randolph, MA

“KELLY AND FAMILY, OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS . HE IS ONE MORE ANGEL THAT GOD HAD PICKED TO WATCH OVER THOSE THAT LOVED HIM AND THAT HE...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: JERRY& PAUL Di SALVIO - QUINCY

“Richards Family,May your memories of Cooper bring you comfort and peace today and always. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.Warm Regards,Greg...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Stephannie Cyr - Exeter, RI

“Dear sweet Cooper, I never met you. But, I feel as if I know as Facebook has allowed me to follow you & watch you & your family enjoy Disney. Saw you...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Denise Mcgee - Quincy, MA

“"Look at the stars. See how they shine for you." Rest in peace sweet baby boy.(Kristen Doyle Etkin's mother) ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Doyle - Braintree, MA

“We just live down a ways on Thicket Street so your family was always in our thoughts! We pray for healing hearts during this very difficult time!! ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Jennifer Killelea

“So sorry for your loss he is a beautiful boy may he Rest In Peace and fly with the angels ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Melinda Riley - Weymouth, MA

“We are deeply touched by the love and care you gave to Cooper. Please know that he will always be with you and looking over you with so much love....Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Donna LeVangie - South Weymouth, MA

“Rest peacefully sweet Cooper. Kelly and family you are in our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you continue on this journey. Sincerely ...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Noelle Piquette - Boston, MA

“Cooper....I love and miss you. Shine on!Kelly, Mike, Zack, Olivia. Max.....you know how I feel. God bless all of you during this most difficult time....Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Mary OConnell - Family Friend

“Rest in Peace lil boy may God what over you forever. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Judith Willard - Dorchester Mass

“Though our hearts are heavy, there is comfort in knowing that Cooper is free and doing all the things he couldn't do while he was with us. Your an...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Ludgy Michel - Taunton, MA

“This beautiful boy touched more hearts than anyone I know. He was pure love and all goodness. His gifts will keep giving and he will never be...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Steffanson


RICHARDS, Cooper Matthew. In South Weymouth, 3 years old, passed away peacefully, at home surrounded by tremendous love and support, January 19th.

He lost a brave and courageous battle with GM-1 Gangliosidosis. He is truly a superhero. "Sometimes, superheroes reside in the hearts of small children fighting big battles."

Beloved son of Michael C. and Kelly A. (Lasko) Richards.

Loving brother of Zachary M., Olivia J., and Max J. Richards.

Cherished grandson of John E. and Barbara A. Richards of Mulberry, Florida, Jaqueline L. Lasko of Quincy, and the late Joseph F. Lasko Sr.

Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a community of friends.

He also leaves behind a "family" of caregivers and supporters who were involved in the everyday attention to Cooper during his difficult diagnosis.

A special thank you to the South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Boston Children's Hospital, Hope Hospice, Coop's Troop Committee, and Coop's Troop 5K Committee.

Thank you for loving Cooper!

Visiting hours in St. Francis Xavier Church, 234 Pleasant St., Weymouth, Tuesday 4-8 P.M.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 25, at 11 A.M.

Relatives and friends invited.

Wear your purple to support Cooper's battle with GM-1.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Cooper's memory may be made to the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD), 2001 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02135.

Interment in Hanover Center Cemetery.