Sean Patrick Richards

Sean Patrick Richards, 14, of Hinsdale passed away July 20, 2023.

Sean was truly an angel on Earth and is now an angel in Heaven. Sean was a gentle soul, with a unique understanding of kindness and friendship. He was sunshine and goodness and a positive influence on everyone around him. Sean was full of joy and wonder and gave love freely to everyone he met. He was always sincere, earnest and humble. Sean loved to smile, and his laugh was infectious.

Sean shared many gifts while on Earth. His family and friends will miss him more than words can express, but all who knew him will forever carry a piece of sweet Sean in their hearts.

Sean is survived by his parents, Brian F. and Kristine L. Richards, née Kramer; his siblings, Conor, Grace and Finn Richards; his grandparents, Lawrence and Kathleen Richards, née Naughton and Patricia Kramer, née Dougan; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Kramer; and his uncle, Michael Richards.

A funeral Mass was said July 25 at St. Isaac Jogues Church in Hinsdale.

Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Isaac Jogues School (Memo: Sean P. Richards Fund), 306 W. 4th St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 (online at; or Benet Academy (Memo: Sean P. Richards Fund), 2200 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532 (online at

Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.