Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Obit: Mary Francis Richardson

Daily Evening Item - Lynn, Mass - June 10, 1999

Mary Frances Richardson, 79
Real Estate Broker

     Mrs Mary Frances (Cirafice) Richardson, 79, died Monday in Salem Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Elwood C "Rich" Richardson, with who she had shared 51 years of marriage.
     Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Mahoney) Cirafice. She was raised in Nahant and lived there for 74 years. She was a 1937 graduate of Lynn Classical High and was a graduate of Burdett College.
     Mrs Richardson worked as a real estate broker.
     She was active in the St Thomas Aquinas Church Ladies Sodality, the Girls Scouts and the Infant of Prague Guild of Greater Lynn.
     In addition to her husband, Mrs Richardson leaves two sons, Michael Richardson of Califon, NJ, and Brian Richardson of Huntington Beach, Calif; a daughter Valerie Richardon-Moineau of Swampscott; a sister Helen Wright of Center Ossipee, NH; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
     She was also the mother of the late Maureen Richardson.
     The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30am from the Solimine, Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Homes, followed at 9:30 by a funeral Mass in St Thomas the Aquinas Church in Nahant. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant.


Death Notice:

Richardson: Of Nahant, June 7, Mary Frances (Cirafice), age 79 years. Wife of Elwood "Rich" Richardson. Mother of Michael of Califon, NJ, Brian of Huntington Beach, CA, Valerie Richardson-Moineau of Swampscott and the late Maureen Richardson. Sister of Helen Wright of Center Ossipee, NH. Also survived by three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the SOlimine Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St (Route 1A), Lynn, on Saturday at 8:30am, followed by funeral Mass at St Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant, at 9:30am. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relatives and friend respectfully invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8pm. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber, Inc. 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, Ma, 02446.

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