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Judith Ann Richards

Calling hours will be held at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street,South Deerfield, Monday, Nov.20th, from 6 to 8:00PM. Private burial will be in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery in South Hadley.

Obituary for Judith Richards

Judith Ann Richards passed away peacefully on November 13th 2017 surrounded by her family. Judy is survived by her husband of fifty nine years, Allan Richards of Sunderland. Judy also leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Amy Richards of Northbridge Mass, and their son, her beloved grandchild Cameron, who is currently attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Judy is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Aly Kassam of Ely, UK. Judy will be missed by her extended family including cousins, nieces, uncles and god-children, as well as a wide group of close friends.

 

Judith was born in Holyoke Mass to Estelle and Stanley Sarnecki on March 20th 1940. She grew up in Holyoke attending Mater Dolorosa Elementary School and Holyoke High School. Judy moved to Sunderland with her husband soon after their wedding, where she has been an active part of the community for many decades.

 

Judy wore many hats throughout her working years; she worked for a pediatrician, Dr Ralph Levin Epstein of Holyoke, for UMASS in the Shade Tree Laboratory and for the town of Sunderland as assistant town clerk. Judith went on to serve for nineteen years as business manager for Franklin County Technical School. After retirement, Judy spent several happy years as “Balloon Queen” at the Greenfield Party Center.

 

Judy had a hand in caring for many people. She was a loving wife and mother, who also looked after extended family, volunteered at the former Hillside Nursing Home in South Deerfield, and took great joy in babysitting the little sweethearts that came her way.

 

Judy enjoyed adventures large and small with many cherished friends. She will be missed as childhood girlfriend, travelling companion, shopping partner, confidant and charter member of the Three Musketeers and the Polish Girls Club.

 

Calling hours will be held at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street,South Deerfield, Monday, Nov.20th, from 6 to 8:00PM. Private burial will be in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery in South Hadley.

In lieu of flowers, Judy can be honored with donations to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham, Mass. 01701 or the Sunderland Tercentenary Fund. c/o Tom Zimnoski, School Street, Sunderland, Mass. 01375

 

Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com