Harriet Velzy Richmond
1929 - 2021
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Harriet Velzy Richmond

Naples - Harriet Velzy Richmond, 91, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, January 18, 2021 in Naples, Fl.

Born October 7, 1929, she was the daughter of Leo and Anna (Stotz) Velzy of Silver Creek. She graduated from Silver Creek High School in 1947.

She is survived by her husband Reid C. Richmond of Naples; four sons, Bradley (Donna) Roof of Silver Creek, NY, James (Laura) Roof of Potomac, MD, Terry (Lenore) Roof of Silver Creek, NY, William Roof of Dunkirk, NY, and a daughter Karen (Harold) Potter of Hendersonville, NC; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jay Roof, in 1991, with whom she owned and operated Roof's Restaurant in Silver Creek, NY; and her second husband Norman Sackett, who died in 1998.

She lived her life with kindness and grace.

Memorial services in Silver Creek and Naples will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples, or AVOW Hospice in Naples.




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Published in Naples Daily News from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2021.
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January 22, 2021
I must add to this obituary, although there are not enough words to describe the inner beauty and grace of my beloved wife Harriet. She completely filled a void in my live that I thought could never be filled, but she did it with a gentle and tender love that is impossible to describe. I know she is singing God's praise with the angels and enjoys the peace and joys of paradise, which she so richly deserves..
Reid C Richmond
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