Mary was born on July 4, 1926 in Medford, MA; she was the daughter of Edward and Ellen Morin. Mary was raised and educated in Stoneham, MA and a graduate of Stoneham High School.
Mary married the “love of her life” Donald Richardson in 1953; the couple moved to Tewksbury in 1956 where they raised their family. Mary was a devoted wife, a loving mother to her children Lee and Alan and a wonderful homemaker. Mary’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life and she enjoyed every moment she spent with them.
Throughout her life, Mary enjoyed going to the beach and she loved swimming in the ocean. She was a talented painter and an avid reader. She loved bird watching and gardening.
Mary will be fondly remembered as a sweet and kind lady who always looked forward to the time she spent with her family and friends. She was a woman of great faith and an active communicant of St. William’s Church. Mary’s love for others was unconditional and she will be truly missed by all who loved her.
Mary was the beloved wife of the late Donald Richardson, devoted mother of Lee Brooks & her husband Carl of Wilmington and Alan Richardson of Tewksbury. Loving “Nana Virgie” of James Brooks & his wife Christina of Wilmington, Carl Brooks Jr. & his wife Laura of Medford, the late Paul Brooks and Great-Grandchildren Molly and Jacob. Dear daughter of the late Edward and Ellen (Dorden) Morin, sister of Jeannette O’Grady of Stoneham, Barbara Petrie of Las Vegas, Tom Morin of Florida and the late Ruth Cerrone. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, March 31st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 30th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the ALS Massachusetts Chapter, 315 Norwood Park South, Norwood, MA 02062 or the Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA 01876.