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Verna D. (Eaton) Richard

November 14th, 2015

Verna D. Richard (Eaton), age 80, of Wilmington, died peacefully on November 14, 2015.

Verna was born along with her twin sister Verlie in North Reading, MA on August 11, 1935; she was the cherished daughter of the late Bernard and Elsie Eaton. Verna moved to the Silver Lake Area of Wilmington in 1938 at the age of three where she was raised and educated and resided until her passing.

Verna was a hard worker, for many years she was employed at the Goodwill Industries in various positions.

In her spare time, Verna loved to go 10 pin bowling, do ceramics, and bunker embroidery at the Senior Citizens Centers in Wilmington and Tewksbury. Verna was an active member of the Wilmington Senior Center, A.I.M. group of Wilmington, and the Ione Rebekah Lodge # 129 of the Independent order of Odd Fellows for over 50 years.

Verna will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Verna was always upbeat and had a great smile, she was always a pleasure to be with and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Verna was the devoted mother of Lewis Richard & his wife Amy of New Hampshire and Earl Richard of Saugus, loving “Grandma” of Rachel, Arianna, and Louis Richard, cherished daughter of the late Bernard H. N. and Elsie A. (Anderson) Eaton. Dear sister of Everard Eaton of New Jersey, Bernard Eaton of Maine, Joyce Dalton & her husband Walter of Wilmington, Verlie Quinan of Centerville, Wayne Eaton & his wife Barbara of Cape Cod, and the late Evangeline Brown, Forrest Eaton, and Navy Ensign Ronald Eaton MIA. Verna is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, November 18th for Visitation from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Verna’s name may be made to the Wilmington Senior Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887

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9 Entries in Guest Book for “Verna D. (Eaton) Richard”

  1. Wayne Eaton & Barbara says:

    Dear Sister Verna You are already sorely missed even as the process of coming to this new beginning has been painful. As we agreed Jesus is present even from our past.
    You with all of your courage and tenacity coupled with the love you have shown
    from the nurture of our parents and siblings is an example all should follow.
    Your Love knows no bounds even now as you are greeted to occupy the place prepared for you by our Savior as he promised in His Fathers word. We should all be so fortunate.
    Sympathies are extended to relatives and friends on our loss as we all grieve.

  2. Stewart Eaton says:

    Dear Aunt Verna,
    Your genuine, gentle nature, selfless giving and love played a central role in my early childhood and will never be forgotten. Prayers go out to all whose lives were similarly touched.

  3. Nancy Dalton says:

    Aunt Verna,

    I miss you so much you were so kind, beautiful and loving you will never know how much i love you. I’m glad I have all the memories and the beautiful gifts you made me I will treasure them always. It will take me a long time to get used to you not being here. You looked amazing Thursday I wish I knew it would be the last time I would be able to hug ypu and hear you tell me you love me. You were an amazing aunt and great aunt to my kids we all love you and miss you. Fly high and come visit me often

  4. Tina Eaton says:

    Aunt Verna you will greatly be missed. I wish i had stopped in to see you when i was in mass a week ago. My kids and i were talking the other day about when they were little and how we would go to visit you. Billy was saying the other day that he loves his baseball piggy bank. We now have it sitting up high where no can reach it so when billy gets older we can tell him the story of how his great great aunt verna made it for him. Love you aunty and will miss you lots. But i know you are in a better place and that god has given our family another guardian angel to watch over all of us.

  5. Cathy Palma says:

    Verna,
    You are a strong women and always did your best to provide happiness and love for everyone you met. You will be greatly missed and I know Earl has another angel watching over him. Thank you and may you rest in peace.

  6. robertwhite says:

    sorry for the loss louie and earl my heart goes out to you too

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  8. Deran Eaton says:

    Lewis, Earl,

    How well your Mom exemplified Psalm 90:10 — “The days of our lives add up to seventy years, or eighty, if one is especially strong. But even one’s best years are marred by trouble and oppression. Yes, they pass quickly and we fly away.” Remember also Lamentations 3:19-33, and be at peace.

  9. Louis Renshaw says:

    Aunt Verna when ever I met you. You always had a smile on your face and made everyone feel good and that is how I will remember you. You are missed and R.I.P I believe Audrey was there to greet you along with others. Again R.I.P.

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