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Mr. Richard F. Laws

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Resident of Malden, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022.  He was 81.

Born in Boston on August 19, 1940, Richard was a son of Frank and Agnes Laws. Richard attended school in the Boston Public School system and worked to help support his younger siblings.

He moved to the Hyde Park section of Boston where he lived for many years. He was active in groups against forced bussing, many political campaigns and was one of the founders of Hyde Park Academy, a private school alternative. Richard was also the treasurer of the school.

He worked for LFE and New England Sciences before starting his final position at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, from which he retired.

In his spare time Richard liked to travel, he visited Italy, Ireland, Mexico and the Caribbean. He enjoyed the beach, cooking, crosswords, and catching up with old friends.

Richard was the Partner of Kenneth E. MacKay of Malden.  Devoted Father of Richard (Barbara) Laws of Westford, Kim (James) Seward of Norton, Kevin (Christine) Laws of Saugus, and Pamela Costello of Raynham.  Loving brother of Robert (Barbara) Laws of Westwood, Elaine Keefe of S. Attleboro, and the late Eugene Hynes, Henry Hynes, Walter Laws, George Laws, and Agnes Grabowski.  Proud grandfather of James Jr., Shannon, and Shaun Seward, Francis and Sarah Costello, Arlenis Miranda, and Alexandra and Ryan Laws.   He is also survived by his great grandson James Seward III.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to the nurses and staff at Beth Israel Medical Center for the exceptional care Richard received.

To leave a message of love and support for family, please visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com

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