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Evelyn D. Richard

September 25, 1928 ~ May 22, 2017 (age 88)
Evelyn Delia (Cote) Richard, 88, beloved wife of 50 years to Joseph A. Richard who predeceased her on Aug. 31, 1997, passed away peacefully at Wingate at East Longmeadow on Monday, May 22, with her loving family at her side. Evelyn was born on September 25, 1928 in Plainville, CT,a daughter of Ulrich and Florence (Duval) Cote; she was a lifelong resident of Springfield. Evelyn was a 1946 graduate of Cathedral High School. She was employed for over 15 years as a school bus driver for the City of Springfield. She enjoyed spending her time playing golf at Franconia Country Club, in Springfield and was an avid bowler both ten pin and candle pins and had a “wicked” sense of humor. Evelyn leaves behind to cherish her memory, her six loving children, Andrea Garde and husband Michael of Springfield, Denise Richard, of Springfield, Joseph Jr. and his wife Ellen, of Chicago, David M. and his wife Cindy, of Springfield, Mark S. and wife Laurie-Ann, of South Carolina and Paul J, of Texas; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Evelyn was predeceased by her brother Ulrich Cote Jr. and her sister Irene Ashline. A period of visitation will be held for Evelyn on Friday, May 26, from 9am-10am at the Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Avenue, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am, at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St., Springfield. Committal prayers and burial will follow immediately after the Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn’s name may be made to Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108. For online condolences please visit

 Service Information

May 26, 2017

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Hafey Springfield Chapels
494 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108

May 26, 2017

11:00 AM to TBD
Holy Name Church
323 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108


Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

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