Joan A. Richard

Date of Passing:

February 12, 2020

Richard, Joan A., 78, of Cleveland Street, Pawtucket, died peacefully on February 12, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Ann (Finnerty) Maguire, she lived in Pawtucket for many years.

Mrs. Richard was a receptionist for the Rhode Island School of Design for 25 years.

She is survived by a son, James M. Richard of Pawtucket and a daughter, Kristen Richard of Pawtucket. She was the mother of the late Kenneth Richard Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Joan and her late daughter Kristen in St. Mary Church, Pine Street, Pawtucket on a day and time to be announced.

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  1. Jim and Kristen So sorry to discover your Mam has passed . Been meaning to look her up for years She was my cousin and when we visited America in 1979 she was so good to us all transporting us all around to meet all my cousins .I know she had many crosses in life but her biggest was the loss of your brother . May she now enjoy everlasting peace with all her family that have gone before her Cousin Nancy (Josephine Finnerty s Fallon)daughter .

  2. Jim, I am so sorry to hear the sad news. I am thinking about you, my friend. God bless.

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of you’re mom. Thinking and praying for you both during this difficult time.

  4. Jimmy and Christine,I remember your mom when I was young and my dad would take us kids over to your house to visit your dad and her,when you were very young.

    They were good times,and I will always remember her and your dad joking around.

    I so sorry that she is gone,and you are in our prayers

  5. Jimmy and Kristen: Your mom is finally at peace as she begins her new journey from above. Know that she has not left you – she is just guiding you both through your own pathways from a different vantage point.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Cousin Colleen (Richard) and her family

  6. I remember your mom best when your mom was a mother, first of babies then of growing children. Nothing lit up her face like talking about her children – you were the light of her life. There was no detail of your lives that she did not find notable. She doted on you.

    I am so sorry for your loss, and the rest of us also lost a woman of note. She had the Irish gift of the tongue, and I wish I had heard more of it.

    Take good care.

  7. Fond

  8. Jimmy and Christine,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have fun memories of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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