WINCHENDON – Carol J. (Marquis) Richards, 78, of 398 Front Street, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, December 5, 2020 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner.
A lifelong resident of Winchendon, Carol was born on March 11, 1942, the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Lambert) Marquis and was educated in Winchendon schools.
Carol worked for many years as an assembler at the former Ray Plastics until her retirement. She was a member of Lt Frederick Wilder White Post 2158 Ladies Auxiliary. Carol enjoyed reading and embroidery and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Her husband of 56 years, Robert C. Richards, died in 2016. She leaves two children, Robert C. Richards Jr and his wife Robbin of Winchendon and Kaileen M. Nichols and her husband James of Templeton; a granddaughter, Amber Nichols; her sisters, Betty Martin of New York, Jeanette Roy of Winchendon and Phyllis Morris of Fitchburg and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Diotalevi and Shirley Cochran and brothers, Walter Marquis, William Marquis Jr and Alfred Marquis.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.