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Bier, Richard A.

Richard Allen Bier, a resident of Canton, and formerly of Norwood and Westwood, died Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton. He was 58. Rick attended the Sheehan School in Westwood and was a graduate of Westwood High School with the Class of 1986. He was a former boy scout in both Westwood and West Roxbury, a member of the German Aide Society of Boston, a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Roxbury, and a current member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norwood. Richard worked as a bagger at Shaws Supermarket in Medfield and for Lifeworks of Westwood and Norwood. He is survived by his parents, Rev Louis H.G. and Helene A. (Mueller) Bier of Walpole; his two sisters, Karen Baker of Maine and Lisa Bier of Connecticut; his niece, Kelsey Corazzi, and her husband Ryan; his nephew, Kevin Baker; and his cousins, Stephen Mueller, and his wife Paula, Paul Mueller, and his wife Donna, David Mueller, and his wife Amy, and Liz Kane, and her husband John. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 2 to 5 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood. Richard’s family has requested that masks be worn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Monday, September 26th at 11 am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 24 Berwick Street, Norwood followed by interment in New Westwood Cemetery in Westwood. In lieu of flowers donations to Emmanuel Lutheran Church (address above) or to Lifeworks, 789 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Dave Richwine
    September 24th, 2022 | 9:38 am

    So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was such a nice man, always a smile for everyone he met at Emmanuel. And he showed pure joy during the sign of the peace. Peace be with you, Richard.

  2. Jessica Ackley
    September 24th, 2022 | 1:20 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He emanated such joy during services at Emmanuel and always had a smile for Matthew. Sending love to Louis and Helene during this time. Richard, rest in the sweetest peace and know that you were well loved.

  3. Marhta & James Russell
    September 24th, 2022 | 6:23 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. We remember him with a smile and a cheerful greeting during the sign of peace. Richard, rest in peace

  4. Tony Nikolassy
    September 24th, 2022 | 8:11 pm


    I’m very sorry to hear about Richard’s passing. I know that this will leave a big emptiness in your heart. I’m always here should you want to talk. May God bless Richard and your entire family.


  5. Lawrence Sheedy
    September 25th, 2022 | 10:58 am

    I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Richard was my best friend back in church. He is at home now and pain free. We have a new angel watching over us. RIP my friend

  6. Lynne Krock
    September 25th, 2022 | 1:07 pm

    I was so sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. Like so many others, I can see his sweet smile and remember what pride he took in robing and serving as a crucifer in so many processions at Emmanuel. Before Pastor Saling retired, I remember him telling our congregation, “If you want to grow our church then you need to invite your friends and neighbors.” By the next Sunday, Richard had done just that. He filled up a pew with his good friends…David, Mark, Ricky, and Katie who came on many Sundays finding a warm welcome. He truly was an ambassador for Emmanuel and he will be missed by all. Much love and sympathy to Louis and Helene.

  7. Lorraine Butler
    September 25th, 2022 | 7:23 pm

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your son passing He is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him

  8. Natalie Woodward
    September 26th, 2022 | 4:29 pm

    I just learned of Richard’s passing. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Bier family and friends. I knew Richard for many years, most recently as one of our famous Lifeworks Norwood Sunday Bowlers. He was a great team member, always a gentleman with a smile that could light up a room. My sister, Laura Schmatzler, knew him very well through Lifeworks, and also the visits he would make to Chatham house to see his sweetie Mary H. Interesting that he was proudly involved in the German Aid Society, as Laura is a proud member of the Boylston Schul Verein. The sweetest of souls, I am sure that he has already received his angel wings. Rest in peace dear. Richard. And to his family – a job superbly done. Many blessings.

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