OBITUARY

Irene Marie Richard

March 6, 1933August 6, 2018
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Irene M. Richard, 85, formerly of Roxbury Road in Mexico, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Pinnacle Health and Rehab, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born in Rumford on March 6, 1933 to Marie Angel (Boucher) and Joseph L. Simard. She was one of 12 children.

Irene was the widow of Raymond K. Richard, who predeceased her in 2010.

She is survived by sons; Michael of Mexico, Lawrence (Marie) of Carthage, David of Rumford, William (Goldie) of VA, and Ricky (Susan) of MD, daughters; Linda Jackson (Lindy Latham), Susan (Kevin Cormier), and Diane (Tom Drapeau), of Rumford, and Debbie Cullins of Mexico. Brothers; Joseph L. Simard (Jean Gammon) of Andover, Robert (Anita), and Daryl, of Rumford, sisters; Lorraine Barre of Rumford, Connie Jacques and Sylvia Simard of AZ, Brandy Burgess of TX, and Theresa Webber of FL, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-children.

Irene was predeceased by her son Steven Richard, two sisters, Jeanette Cote and Shirley Cote, a brother Roger Simard, former son-in-law William Jackson, grandson Aaron Jackson, and great-grandson Matthew Thurston.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter 170 US Route 1 Ste. 250 Falmouth, ME 04105.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph L. Simard, Father
  • Marie-Ange (Boucher) Simard, Mother
  • Raymond K. Richard, Husband
  • Michael Richard, Son
  • William Richard & Wife Goldie, Son
  • Lawrence Richard & Wife Marie, Son
  • David Richard, Son
  • Ricky Richard & Wife Susan, Son
  • Linda Jackson & Companion Lindy Latham, Daughter
  • Debbie Collins, Daughter
  • Susan Cormier & Husband Kevin, Daughter
  • Diane Drapeau & Husband Tom, Daughter
  • Joseph L. Simard & Wife Jean, Brother
  • Robert Simard & Wife Anita, Brother
  • Daryl Simard, Brother
  • Lorraine Barre, Sister
  • Connie Jacques, Sister
  • Sylvia Simard, Sister
  • Brandy Burgess, Sister
  • Theresa Webber, Sister
  • Grand Children, Fifteen
  • Great Grandchildren, Sixteen
  • Steven Richard, Son
  • Jeannette Cote, Sister
  • Shirley Cote, Sister
  • Roger Simard, Brother
  • William Jackson, Former Son in law
  • Aaron Jackson, Grandson
  • Matthew Thurston, Great Grandson
  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter 170 US Route 1 Ste. 250 Falmouth, ME 04105.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Irene Marie Richard

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Michelle Stevens

August 13, 2018

Irene you have touched so many lives!💜
Thank You for taking time and making mine better!💚
You are an inspiration!!!!👊
Going to work is NOT the same😓
I LOVED knowing I would see you waiting for me so we could start cleaning! To hear you say that I was a good worker and kind little girl. (I am 55 !😂)
So many magic moments! It is so SPECIAL to connect with someone....... Thank You Irene for Loving me! I Love You and will continue sharing your kind spirit💚
Many HUGS to all ! Irene was one of the Greats.. She will continue to guide us!💙
Michelle Stevens (Housekeeper at Pinnacle)

Valerie LITALIEN

August 13, 2018

To the Richard family,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I just remember your mother always working!I don't ever remember her just sitting idle, she always had a lot on her plate. Having ten children was a full time job.

God bless,

Valerie Litalien

Susan Cormier

August 13, 2018

Our mother's battle with Alzheimer's has now ended. May we all find comfort in knowing that she is now at rest and her spirit is with our Father, brother, and the many other loved ones who passed before her. May she rest in peace. I love and will miss you very much Mommie!











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