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Janice M. Richards, 74

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Janice Marie Richards, 74, of 150 Ashland St. died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at North Adams Regional Hospital.

Born in the town of Florida on Sept. 16, 1938, a daughter of Robert H. and Viola St. Cyr Burdick, she graduated from Drury High School in North Adams in 1956.

Mrs. Richards had worked as a foreman at the former Jarisch Paper Box Co. for many years.

She enjoyed snowmobile riding, motorcycles, vegetable gardening and flowers.

She and her husband, Robert A. Richards, were married in July 1956 in the former St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Lisa Robert and her husband, Glenn, of North Adams; three sons, David Richards and his wife, Dorothy, of Jacksonville, Fla., Wayne Richards of North Carolina and Eric Richards and his wife, Jeannie, of Adams; three brothers, Ronald Burdick of Adams, Roger Burdick of Pittsfield and Victor Burdick of Connecticut; a sister, Carole Mazzu of Holyoke, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her sister Elaine Choquette.

FUNERAL NOTICE — Funeral services for Mrs. Richards will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, followed by burial in Southview Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Saturday morning from 9:30 until the time of the funeral. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Craig and I were so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. She was a sweet lady always at her husband's side both busy around their home. She adored her grandchildren and found joy watching them grow. Her daughter Lisa was a wonderful daughter and in the end a devoted caregiver. Janice was blessed with a great husband,children ,grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all but now is in a better place.
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