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Obituaries

Richard J. Bloomfield, 84, retired US ambassador

Before settling in Greater Boston in the early 1980s to lead the World Peace Foundation, Richard J. Bloomfield spent three decades in the US Foreign Service, with postings in Europe, Mexico, and South America.

“I served the country as a diplomat,’’ Mr. Bloomfield wrote in an unpublished memoir. “It was a career that had its share of professional frustrations, but it was also personally fulfilling, almost always challenging, and at times exciting. I loved it.’’

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