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Eileen M. Richard

May 18, 1937November 18, 2020
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Eileen Margaret Rose Nelson Richard, age 83, passed away on November 18, 2020 after a brief but brave battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on May 18, 1937 in Gloucester, England to the late Arthur William Nelson and Gladys Anna Rosa Jones Nelson.

She met the love of her life, the late B. Phillip Richard, while he was stationed nearby with the US Army. After marrying in England, she moved across the pond to Columbus, Ohio to start her new life.

Eileen and Phil lived in several places over the years: New Hartford, NY, McMurray, PA, Williamsville, NY and settled in Charlotte, NC in 1978. Eileen was a talented seamstress and knitter, an excellent hostess and loving friend. She played many sports as a girl, tennis as an adult and was a fierce Scrabble player. Eileen always enjoyed dancing and a wide range of music, from Tom Jones to Adele. She shared her love for food with such family favorites as chocolate mousse, pumpkin bread and sausage rolls. Eileen is fondly remembered for hosting her annual Boxing Day parties, and for being a faithful Carolina Panther fan.

She was a very loving grandmother and great-grandmother, and nothing made her happier than spending time with these most special people.

Eileen is survived by her brothers Brian (Margaret) of Gloucester and Alan of Australia, and sisters Sylvia Wingate of Gloucester, Edna Saysell of Worcester and Joyce Weaving of Australia; her loving children, William A Richard II (Lisa) of Finleyville, PA and Cheryl R Smith of Charlotte; grandchildren, Bradley N Richard (Raelyn), Nicole R Wakefield (Chandler) and Phillip H Richard (Laura) and their mother, Debra H Richard; the joy of her life, her great grandson, William (Billy) A Wakefield, and her many nephews and nieces. All of these she loved and touched deeply. She was preceded in death by her brother Donald.

The family will gather this spring at the beach, her favorite place, to celebrate Eileen’s life. For those wishing to send memorial gifts, please consider Sharon Lake Animal Hospital’s ‘We Care Fund Account’, 7619 Sharon Lakes Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210 or the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (https://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/donation).

You may offer condolences or a memory via www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.

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Brian Richard

November 27, 2020

I just wanted to say thank you to those who shared their memories and photos of my Aunt Eileen. Even though I was much younger during my years shared with my aunt, I really appreciate having this opportunity to reconnect with her and having a last farewell. Even though I am distanced with my family living in California, I am so thankful and proud to continue our strong Richard values and traditions no matter where we are. God bless all our families and thank you Aunt Eileen for all your contributions in making us stronger. Rest well.

Charles Smith

November 27, 2020

We loved Eileen and were very happy to enjoy her family.

Gregory Richard

November 26, 2020

A great Auntie that will be missed. My love of birds and bird watching was germinated by her in my youth. Always kind and funny is how I will remember her. Cheers!

Sarah-Jayne White

November 25, 2020

You started his continuing love of the Panthers x

Sarah-Jayne White

November 25, 2020

Still such wonderful memories of our visit. Love you so much Auntie Eileen x

Mary Elizabeth Richard

November 24, 2020

I had the privilege of first meeting your mom and dad at a Richard Family Reunion hosted in my home in Orlando years ago. Both of your parents were truly wonderful and gracious and your mom especially had such a fabulous spirit about her. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing and pray that the wonderful memories you have of her will carry you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Susan Niemer

November 24, 2020

Her Boxing Day parties were like none other. Delicious food, great friends & fond memories for life.

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