Mary Margaret Richard, 66, of Winooski, passed away after a long and full life, even though she was constrained with Downs Syndrome. The daughter of Yvette (Quintin) and Alfred A. (Freddy) Richard, she made her home with family members Earl and Ann and nephew Richard (Ricky) and Cindy Brunelle. She resided with caregivers Richard and Mary Schmidt before moving to Our Lady of the Meadows Home in Richford, VT. When Mary's health required more intensive care, she was transferred to the Burlington Health and Rehab Center (now Genis) until the end of her wonderful, long life. A special thank you to her friend, Gail Holden at Genis.
Mary was pre-deceased by her parents, her sister Ann Richard, Earl Brunelle, and sister-in-law Mary Emma (Gordon) Richard. She is survived by Donald and Nancy Richard of Colchester, Roger James (Jimmy) and Debra Richard of Naples, FL, David and Mary V. Richard of Jacksonville FL, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday April 28th at 11:00am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, with a burial to follow at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, 77 Sunset View Rd. South Hero VT 05480. Arrangements are under the care of LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Condolences may be shared at www.lavignefuneralhome.com.