NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Helen M. Richard, 98, of Hereford, Ariz., formally of North Adams, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in North Adams on Monday, Jan. 3, 1916, daughter of Joseph T. and Mary O'Neill Roberts, she graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School.
Mrs. Richard was employed as a social worker for her entire working career.
She had been a communicant of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church and was active in its Rosary Society and volunteered at many church functions. She was also volunteered with the American Red Cross and received a 25-year pin for her service. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, reading and doing crossword puzzles.
She and her husband, Anthony M. Richard, were married on Sept. 30, 1939, in St. Francis' Church by the Msgr. Edward P. Dunphy. Mr. Richard died on Dec. 1, 1973.
She leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Robert Caprari of Hereford, with whom she had made her home since 2010; three sisters, Mildred Manson and Marcil Remillard, both of North Adams, and Mary Ferro of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Michael Caprari and his wife, Delena, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Michelle Caprari of Jamestown, Colo., and several nieces and nephews.
Her three brothers, Joseph Roberts, Ernest Roberts and William Roberts are deceased.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mrs. Richard will be celebrated on Friday, April 25, at 11 from St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
There will no calling hours. Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.