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Louise York Richards

April 14, 1922 - August 6, 2018


Louise, age 96, died peacefully on the eve of Aug. 6 in her daughter's home in Raleigh.. The funeral mass will be held on August 13 at 2 o'clock at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Raleigh, NC. She was born in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Ecla York and Arthur Houghton and graduated from Medford High School in Medford, MA. Louise was a lover of music, playing cello in her early years for the Youth Orchestra of the Boston Symphony and sharing her beautiful soprano voice in church and gatherings throughout her life. In 1947 she married Joseph F. Richards, who predeceased her in December of 2017. Her first passion and delight was creating a loving home for her family. She was a master seamstress, avid cook, and flower arranger. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra (John) Garee of Seneca Falls, NY and Nancy (Stan) Littlefield of Raleigh, NC and grandchildren, Jay, Kenneth and Brandie.
Published in The News & Observer on Aug. 12, 2018
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