Phyllis. A. (Ordway) Richards, 80, of Marlborough, Ma died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Wingate at Sudbury. Born and raised in Marlborough she was the daughter of the late Pearly L. and Annette (Leduc) Ordway, and the wife of the late Robert R. Richards, Sr., who died in 2008. She attended Marlborough High School and had been employed in the Quality Control Dept. of Alloyd Corp., Marlborough as well as Space Age Electronics. A talented painter, she had also been employed by Lance International as a painter of the companies famed Sebastian Miniatures. She is survived by her sons; Robert R. Richards, Jr., and his wife Susan of Stoneham, and Danny Q. Richards and his wife Ann of Marlborough, her daughters; Annette Carolyn Evers and her husband James of Marlborough and Carol Richards deOliveira and her husband William of Hudson, her brothers; Billy Ordway of Northborough, Bobby Ordway of Minnesota, Charlie Ordway and Pearly Ordway, Jr., both of Marlborough and her sisters; Stella Cox of Southbridge, Shirley Elder of Marlborough and Marianne "Mamie" Shea of Hudson. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Robert R. Richards, III, Autumn E. Evers, Allison Richards and Jacob Richards, Julia deOliveira and Jeremiah deOliveira and her great grandchildren; Jasmine and William R. Richards. She was also the sister of the late Buster "Lesley" Ordway, Gloria Moffa and Annette Ordway. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, 2014, at 10:00 am at St. Bernadette Church, Main St., Rte 20, Northborough, MA. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough, MA. There will be no funeral home visiting hours. Donations may be made to the Massachusetts Humane Society, Inc., 87 E. Wharf St., PO Box 890127, E. Weymouth, MA 02189 or
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA
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Published in The Marlborough Enterprise from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2014