Emily (Richards) Blackwood, 90, of Harwinton, beloved wife of Douglas Blackwood died Jan 11, 2013.
She was born in Nanticoke, PA on April 13, 1922, seventh child of the late Kate (Powell) and Fred Richards. Emily graduated from Nanticoke High School and moved to Torrington to join other family members in the early 1940's. She sang with Art Lehmann's Band at Shelley's Nightclub (now Marino's Restaurant). She retired from the law firm of Smith, Keefe, and Moraghan and volunteered for many years at the Harwinton Senior Center.
In addition to her husband of 67 years, she leaves a daughter Joan Chevalier and son-in-law Leonard of Barkhamsted, daughter Kay Matarese of Harwinton, a son Jeffrey Blackwood and daughter-in-law Gayle of Harwinton, a sister Mary Medico of Torrington, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may join a celebration of Emily's life at a luncheon at Fairview Farms Banquet Facility in Harwinton on Saturday Jan. 19 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. Memorial Contributions can be made in Emily's name to The American
, Autism Speaks, or Harwinton Senior Center. www.phalenfuenral.com