Brian P. Richards

March 16, 1979August 2, 2018

Brian P. Richards, known to many friends as “Gumbo”.

March 16, 1979 – August 2, 2018

Born in Fall River, the son of T. Kevin Richards and Joan (Costa) Richards of East Freetown. Brian grew up in East Freetown and attended school in the Freetown-Lakeville school system and graduated from Old Colony RVTHS in 1997 and received his Associate’s Degree from New England Tech in December, 2000. He had a very successful career in his own business, Bristol Plymouth Real Estate and Appraisals, often answering questions and helping friends with free advice. He was also affiliated with Advisory Appraisals for ten years. Brian was a member of the Eagles Club in Lakeville.

Brian always had a smile on his face and was always there with his big heart and open ears to listen to anyone who needed to talk and offer his support, ready to help anyone who asked for a favor, no matter how large or small. He was loved by his family and his large community of friends. He loved spending time listening to music and attending concerts with friends, especially Badfish and The DropKick Murphys, usually near or on his birthday each year, March 16th. He also loved all of his cars, whichever one he had at the time, and cherished his F-150 4x4 and off-roading with friends. Brian will forever be remembered for texting or emailing jokes and funny stories and sending U-Tube video links to his family and friends at all hours of the day and night.

Brian will be deeply missed by his parents and his one brother, Terrance Keith Richards and wife Laura of Connecticut, his niece and nephew, twins Ruby and Bryce Richards; his grandmother, A. Helen Richards of Dartmouth, his many aunts, uncles, cousins and many close and lifelong friends.

He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, the late Joseph and Henrietta Costa of Acushnet and the late Thomas P. Richards of Dartmouth. Services will be held at 10:00 AM, September 8, 2018 at St. John Neumann Church, East Freetown, Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Brian’s memory and his love of music, comedy and the arts by making a contribution in his name to the Narrows Center for the Arts, 18 Anawan Street, Fall River, Massachusetts, 02721. Donations can be made by mail, in person, over the phone or online at

Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St. Fairhaven. For on-line tributes please visit our website at:



  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 8, 2018


  • Burial Private

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Jennifer Ochoa

September 20, 2018

Jennifer Ochoa

September 20, 2018

Jennifer Ochoa

September 20, 2018

Brian was always the one I turned to no matter what. He never judged me or anyone and I knew I could call him anytime or anyday. The last time I spoke to him ... he was at my allergist and I heard his little laugh in a cubicle and I ran over and said HEY what are you doing here....and he came out and we spoke brievely but it was the last time ai saw and spoke to him.... was it a sign??? Idk I just know everytime we were together it was like not one moment left... we were so close he told me things that sometimes I maybe didnt want to know but he knew he could tell me... id never judge or say anything... Im so glad we had that! I miss the prank call... the stupid you tube texts... that cute little laugh... why did you leave me... ??? I miss you!!!! I hope you are free and you are just happy. Like you were when I met you! RIP my friend my love my other half!!!

Jackie, George & Ross Mayo

September 6, 2018

Joan & Kevin - May the memories of your beautiful, loving and caring son help you find peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers; and we ask that the Lord surround you both with his angels during this difficult time and the days ahead. Rest gently Brian. With love - Jackie, George & Ross