Lea A. (Richardson) Merrion, of Raynham, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late James C. Merrion Sr. She was born 79 years ago in Brockton, the daughter of the late Daniel and Lillian (Richard) Richardson. She was educated in Brockton and had been a Raynham resident for the past 18 years. Prior to her retirement, Lea had been employed in a clerical capacity for Mass. Bank and Trust, Brockton, for many years. Following her retirement, she worked at the mail room in Raynham for several years, and was also employed for a time at BJs Wholesale Club in Taunton. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Red Hats, and the Brockton High School Reunion Committee. She enjoyed reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a communicant of St. Anns Church in Raynham. She leaves two sons, James and Marc Merrion, both of Taunton; two daughters, Diana Epstein and her husband Sheldon of Brockton and Cheryl Beauvais and her husband Raymond of Taunton; six grandchildren, Michael Epstein, Matthew Epstein, Michelle Faria, Melissa Epstein, Christopher Merrion and Nicholas Merrion; one great-granddaughter, Isabel Epstein; and several nieces and nephews. Lea was also the grandmother of the late Raymond R. Beauvais, the sister of the late Daniel and Robert Richardson, and the sister-in-law of the late Constance Richardson. Funeral services were held from the Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay St., Taunton, Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial followed in St. Anns Church, Raynham, at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Visiting hours were held Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 141 Washington St., Taunton, MA 02780, the
, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or Guardian Hospice of Mass., 1214 Park Ave., Suite 203, Stoughton, MA 02072. For online guest book, directions and obituary information, please visit www.r-mfh.com.
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Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home
467 Bay St
Taunton, MA 02780
Published in Raynham Call from Aug. 8 to Aug. 15, 2013