He leaves his devoted wife of 47 years, Judith (Herbert) Richesson; three loving children, Samuel Richesson of Worcester, Rachel Richesson and her husband Jerry Miller of Durham, N.C., and Carrie Richesson of Portsmouth, N.H.; his four grandchildren, Todd, Jacob, Caleb, and Abigail Miller; his sister, Jan Helton of Missouri; and a niece and a nephew.
Maurice was born and raised in Missouri. He graduated from Kemper Military Academy in 1952 and University of Missouri in 1958 with an Electrical Engineering degree. He served active duty in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer.
He was employed for over 30 years at Digital Equipment Corp., where he held several patents. He was a longtime member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors and the National Association for Amateur Radio. He was also an avid reader and mathematics enthusiast.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 5 – 8 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. A private graveside service will be held in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 (www.mspca.org).