Nancy A. Richards, 69, Massena
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:14 pm

MASSENA -- Nancy A. Richards age 69, of State Highway 56, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, March 16, 2017 as an inpatient at Massena Memorial Hospital. She was surrounded by her loved ones.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Nancy will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Mark R. Reilly.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Friends and family are welcome to call on Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Phillips Memorial Home, Massena.

Nancy was born to the late Robert W. and Adelphine (Sharlow) Agen in Massena on August 25, 1947.

She was a Massena Central graduate and married her husband of 50 years, Duane L. Richards Sr. on January 20, 1967 at St. Raymond’s Church with Rev. Waterhouse officiating.

Nancy was a retired bus driver giving 24 years of service to Massena Central School District and the children of the community.

She was a communicant of St. Raymond’s Church and Sacred Heart Church.

She enjoyed boating and fishing on the St. Lawrence River, vacationing at Disney World, and could be found spending time enjoying nature at Robert Moses State Park.

Most of all she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Duane L Sr; children, Jody and husband, Ronald Hoerner, Duane L. Jr. and wife, Kelli Richards both of Massena, and Denise and husband, Kevin Poliquin of Montgomery, AL; her adoring grandchildren, Hayden Hoerner, Molli and Allison Richards all of Massena and Ava Poliquin of Montgomery, AL; siblings, Robert W. Jr. and Elizabeth Agen, and Carla Snell both of Massena; along with nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by both her parents.

Memorial contributions or donation may be shared with the Friends of the Robert Moses Nature Center Inc., P.O. Box 408, Massena or the Make-A-Wish Foundation;

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