William P. Richardson Jr, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, passed away on May 5, 2020 from complications due to the coronavirus. He was 68 years old.
Known to all as Bill, he owned and operated Babco Automotive in Banksville for 20 years until he started his second career, retiring as the fire marshal and a building inspector for the town of North Castle after 25 years.
Bill was a member of the Banksville Independent Fire Department for 53 years, serving as chief for a total of 16 years. He was a New York state fire investigator and a member of the Westchester County Cause & Origin team, a past member of the Greenwich RTM, served on the Middle Patent Rural Cemetery board and a member of the Cos Cob Revolver and Rifle Club.
Bill’s free time included spending time with his family, working on cars, all things racing and hanging out at the firehouse and the gun club. He will be missed by many friends.
Bill is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jinny; daughter Rebecca Lane and husband Chris of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Gianna, Derek, and Keira; son Bill of Monroe, Connecticut; mother Frances of Easton, Massachusetts; brother Martin and wife Abby of Bedford, New York; and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his father William Sr. and in-laws Anthony and Mary Gumina.
A service will be scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.