BENNINGTON - Janet A. Richey, 79, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home, following a long illness.
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Born in Rutland May 20, 1934, she was the daughter of Lawrence E. and Bessie (Gardner) Moore.
She was a 1952 graduate of Bennington High School, studied nursing in Brattleboro and later in Pittsfield, Mass., and served with the U.S. Naval Hospital Corps.
On May 25, 1956, she married Carl L. Richey. Mr. Richey died in 2001.
Mrs. Richey was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bennington where she played the organ and sang in the choir.
She enjoyed nature, especially birds, gardening and trips to Maine,
Survivors include five children, Freda Waterman, Ann Dailey, both of Shaftsbury, Carol Wilcox, Debra Richey, both of Bennington, and Carl Richey Jr. of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a son, David Richey.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to BAYADA Hospice, in care of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
For online condolences, visit www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Rutland Herald on June 20, 2013