Rita A. Richard
- March 30, 1935 - May 23, 2012
- Ambler, Pennsylvania
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“Uncle Rich and Family, With deep sorrow I have recently read of Aunt Rita's death. Words can not express my feelings at this moment. I loved spending...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Michael McNicholas - Havertown, PA
“Mimi- wishing you and your whole family much love. Remember the good times for they will get you through the sad times.
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“Dear Uncle Howard, Nancy, Theresa, Maryellen, Dennis,Brian,Tommy,Dave and Joey, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Uncle Howard,...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Debora Reca - Sicklerville, NJ
“I will forever miss my mother. I know that all mothers are special in their own ways, but Mom was unique. Because she had a way to make all nine of...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Dennis Richard - PA
Rita A. Richard, 77, of Ambler, PA, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Howard S. Richard for 58 years. Rita was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 30, 1935 to the late Michael and Mary (Ryder) McNicholas. She was a graduate of Gwynedd Mercy Academy and member of St. Joseph Church in Ambler. She enjoyed needlework, reading, crossword puzzles and a day at the beach. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Rita is survived by her 8 children: Ann Marie DeJesus (George), Theresa Fox (John), Maryellen Bolger (David), Dennis (Nancy), Brian, Thomas (Joanne), David (Sabine) and Joseph (Janet) Richard; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Stephen Richard and a brother Michael McNicholas. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10 AM at St. Joseph Church, 16 S. Spring Garden St., Ambler. A viewing will be from 8:00 – 9:30 AM at Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Home, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ambler. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's name may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.