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Joyce E. Richards


1918 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Joyce E. Richards Obituary


Joyce (Chapman) Richards passed on April 23, 2014 of natural causes. Proudly independent, Joyce was living in her own home at the time of her death at the age of 95. She was born August 30, 1918 in Bethel, Maine to Sydney and Alberta (Arkett) Chapman. Joyce grew up in Bethel, moving to Portland, Maine during World War II to work in support of the war effort. Joyce married Bliss Richards on July 25, 1945. The couple moved to Bethel where they welcomed their children: C. David Richards, followed closely by Robert F. Richards. The family later relocated to Connecticut, settling in Plainville to raise their sons. A hard working woman, Joyce was never without a job. She worked in machine shops at companies including Olivetti and General Electric. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, C. David. Joyce is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert Richards and Kathy Sullivan of Canton, CT; daughter-in-law Sue Richards of Williamsburg, VA; grandchildren Tadd Richards and his wife Rochelle Maiorca of Florida, Jenny Bhartiya and her husband Swapnil Bhartiya of Washington DC, Ryan Richards of California and two great-grandchildren, Maddie Richards and Aadi Bhartiya. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rte. 4, Unionville, CT, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A prayer service will be held at 4:30 pm in The Ahern Funeral Home, with the Rev. Linda Spiers, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Collinsville, officiating. For online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant from Apr. 29 to May 2, 2014
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