Ruth M. (Beauregard) Richards, age 80 years, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, following a 16-month illness. She was the wife of the late Parker W. Richards Jr. Born in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of the late Louis D. and Dorothy M. (Randall) Beauregard. She also lived in Sharon, Brockton and the city of Newton throughout the years. A graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1948, Mrs. Richards was a housewife, mother and a successful entrepreneur. She was also an avid gardener, spending much time in the garden nursery. She served her country in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Mrs. Richards was a member of the Pythians sisters of Mass., and a supporter of Teen Challenge and several hospice organizations in the greater Brockton area. She was also a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church in Brockton and also attended the Second Baptist Church in the Newton Upper Falls area. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, swimming, charitable church activities and especially the cherished times spent with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, David, Douglas, Duane, Donna, Deborah and Denise; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Marie Pike; and a brother, John Beauregard. Another brother, Robert F. Beauregard, predeceased her. A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 11, at 12 p.m. in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St., Brockton. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11-12. Private interment will be at a later date in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Hospice of Greater Brockton, 500 Belmont St., Suite 215, Brockton, MA 02301. For additional information, please visit www.d-mfh.com.
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Published in The Enterprise on Oct. 9, 2010