September 2, 1937 – July 18, 2019
Patricia (Hickey) Richard – 81, longtime resident of Scituate passed away peacefully on the evening of July 18, 2019 after an illness. Beloved wife of the late Norman “Red” Richard, with whom she shared over 40 years of companionship and nearly 10 years of marriage.
Devoted mother of Louis Ricci, Jr. and his wife Elaine of Sun Lakes, AZ, Mary Lou Ricci and her husband Timothy Hall of Marshfield, MA, Christopher Ricci and his wife Debora of Los Gatos, CA and June Somers and her husband Roy of Hanover, MA. Cherished Gramma of 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Loving sister of Edmund Hickey of Hampton, VA and his late wife Terri; and Michael Hickey and his wife Irene of West Point, CA. Former wife of the late Louis G. Ricci. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Pat loved gardening and tending to her flowers. A homemaker for most of her adult life, she adored spending time with her family and was an exceptional cook. She enjoyed being social and was always the life of the party. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Visiting hours will take place on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. Funeral Home service on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10 AM followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061.
- Visitation Monday, July 22, 2019
- Funeral Home Service Tuesday, July 23, 2019
July 19, 2019
Words cannot express the loss of my dear Sister Patsy, the last of my and my brother Mike’s three sisters. Her legacy is her children, all successful in their individual endeavors. Rest in peace dear Sister and put in a good word for me.
Lou Ricci Jr.
July 19, 2019
Mom, I will miss you until the end of my days. Love you. We will meet again.
July 19, 2019
My sister, Patricia, was a special sort of sister – well at least that’s what I think. She was 17 years older than me, so for as long as I can remember she always seemed so much more mature and grown up and worldly wise than me. Like us all, she was not perfect but her kindness, warmth, generosity and zest for life inspired many people, I among them. So, how will I remember my sister? Well, that’s easy – she was just that; my big sister. Although she was taken from us yesterday, I know she has influenced everyone who has ever known her in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Pat was just like that; when you met her, you couldn’t help feeling she was someone special. She was a unique human being – and she will live on in every one of us who ever knew her, partly because she achieved so very much, but mostly just because she was just Patty. As sisters go, she really was pretty special.
"I sit here and ponder how very much
I’d like to talk with you today,
there are so many things
that we didn’t get to say.
And though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate
we’re never far apart,
for every time I think of you
you’re right here, deep within my heart."