Grosvenor Hutchins Lee Richardson (Rick) died on April 28 at his home in Rochester, N.Y. He was 82.

Rick was born on Feb. 23, 1938 and raised in northern New Jersey. He attended The Pingry School and graduated with a degree in history from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. in 1960.

Rick was passionate about his alma mater. While at Trinity, he was a member of the Epsilon Chapter of St. Anthony Hall. As a student he held several student leadership roles and participated on the football and track teams. He later served many years as a class secretary and helped to organize the college reunions.

Rick began his career in the international division of Thomas and Betts Corporation living in Europe and the West Coast. In 1972, he moved his family to Rochester, N.Y. where he worked for AMP Incorporated and Hansford Manufacturing. In the early 1980’s, Rick founded QA Productivity Systems, which specialized in precision measurement equipment.

Rick was a member of the Country Club of Rochester for 46 years, where he proudly served on the board of directors. He was also a member of the East Chop Beach Club and East Chop Tennis Club on Martha’s Vineyard. Most recently he became a member of the Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla.

In 1965, Rick was introduced to the Vineyard by his soon-to-be wife, a life-long Vineyarder, and quickly developed a love for the Island. Summers were spent at the McCornack family’s East Chop house on the bluff overlooking the Sound. Since 1951, four generations of McCornacks have gathered every summer at the Chop House and the tradition continues today.

Rick had many interests in his life. He was an avid world traveler. He enjoyed golf, paddle tennis and skiing. Rick was a furniture maker who built and restored dollhouses for his daughters and granddaughters. He had a passion for history and loved to research the history of his Vineyard home and the East Chop community. He also was passionate about his family history and making sure that it was chronicled for future generations.

Rick was a wonderful storyteller and even authored a children’s book. But most importantly, Rick enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially loved to cheer for his grandchildren at their various sporting events.

His greatest attribute was his “loveable heart.”

Rick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margy; their three children, Rick, Merrill and Benagh; five grandchildren; and his brother, James B. Richardson (Debby) and a large extended family.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date after the pandemic has subsided. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to: The Grosvenor H.L. Richardson ’60 Scholarship Fund, Trinity College Advancement, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106.