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Eudocha Richard, 92

February 20, 2004

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Eudocha "Dolly" Richard, 92, formerly of McCauley Lane, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Sweet Brook Care Centers, where she had resided for five years.

Born in North Adams on March 11, 1911, daughter of Albert and Eudocha Holland Rondeau, she grew up in the Blackinton section and attended local schools.

She moved to Williamstown after her marriage.

A homemaker, Mrs. Richard was active in the Mothers' Forum, a local group of mothers, and a member of the North Adams Regional Hospital Auxiliary for many years. As a teenager, she worked as a bobbin-runner at the former Blackinton Woolen Mill.

A communicant of St. Patrick's Church, she was active with the former Our Lady of Incarnation Church, now Our Lady of Mercy Shrine, as a child.

The photographs she took in her youth show a group of happy young women in stylish '20s fashions enjoying trolley rides to Williamstown, hikes to Pine Cobble, swimming at Camp Acushna MacCree and taking driving lessons in a Model T.

She was an accomplished seamstress and pastry cook, and made doll dresses and gingerbread houses that she donated to charity fund-raisers. She made dozens of aprons each year for the hospital auxiliary's bazaar.

Her husband, John Joseph Richard, whom she married in 1929, died in 1967.

She leaves two sons, John A. Richard of Wynantskill, N.Y., and Peter J. Richard of Williamstown; two daughters, Carol McCarron of North Adams and Nancy Donta and her husband, Sam, of Boston; two sisters, Lillian Wiles of North Adams and Vivian Dale of Adams; a brother, Albert E. Rondeau and his wife, Barbara, of North Adams, 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, and two daughters-in-law, Rosalie and Cynthia; a brother-in-law, Robert Burgess; and two other sisters-in-law, Rose Rondeau and Helen Richard.

She was predeceased by her sister Jean Burgess; two brothers, Andrew "Buddy" Rondeau and Nelson Rondeau; two grandsons, Shawn McCarron and Tim Richard, and a son-in-law, Eugene McCarron.

FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mrs. Richard will be Thursday at 10 at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Patrick's Church, Williamstown.

Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 4 to 7. Memorial donations are suggested for the Sweet Brook Care Centers Scholarship Program through the funeral home.


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