As the Canton community mourns the loss of Nancy Richard, who died Friday after a long struggle with cancer, the family wants to thank everyone for their support.
While Richard bravely fought an aggressive cancer, many stepped forward to organize fundraisers, provide transportation for the kids, deliver daily meals, pay tribute on the soccer field, visit her in various facilities and donate costumes so she could realize her dream of seeing her kids act out the Wizard of Oz.
The family would like to express its deep appreciation these and other efforts.
It was one of Nancy's last wishes that people come together again, fill St. Patrick Church for her services Wednesday morning and continue that giving spirit long after. Please see the following obituary for details:
Nancy (Elliott) Richard, 41, of Canton, CT, beloved wife of
John W. Richard, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at John Dempsey
Hospital, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was
born July 14, 1972 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Charles and Terry (Murphy)
Elliott, and lived in Canton, CT for the majority of her life. Nancy graduated
from Canton High School in 1990 and from Central Connecticut State University
in 1995. She was employed by Rogers Benefit Group in Farmington, CT for 10
years as an office manager. Nancy was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in
Collinsville, CT where she was married to her husband John. She looked forward
to spending time with her friends, laughing, going for walks and just being
together. Nancy’s greatest love was her family. She loved being a mom and her
children meant the world to her.
Besides her loving husband of 15 years, she is survived by her five children, step-daughter, Chelsea Richard (25), sons, Sean Richard (11), Cameron Richard (10) and Brian Richard (5) and daughter Mackenzie Richard (4); two brothers, James Elliot of Northampton, MA and Joseph Elliott of Riverton. Nancy also leaves behind her In-laws, Normand Richard and Doris Abraham and many aunts, uncles and cousins, both here in the States and in Ireland.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton on Tuesday, November 5th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 6th, 11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church in Collinsville. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to The Richard Team, C/O Collinsville Savings Society, P.O. Box 350, Canton, CT 06019. Please visit Nancy’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.