Bernadette Richards

Bernadette (Corcoran) Richards of Milton, went home to heaven on Thursday, August 10, surrounded by her loving children. Bernadette was the beloved wife of the late William T. Richards, and the devoted mother of Kim Mahoney and her husband Paul of Milton, Marie Richards of Charlestown, Beth Richards of Milton, Laura Richards and her husband Anthony Sbarra of Milton, Jane Richards of Quincy, William Richards of Boston and Therese Lindenfelzer and her husband Mark of Milton.  Bernadette loved spending time with her 11 grandchildren: Sarah, Christine and Paul Mahoney, Cara, Lauren and Paula Hogan, Daniel, Andrew and Lily Sbarra, Anna and Mark Lindenfelzer all of Milton.  She is survived by her dear sister and brother Frances Richer and Joseph Corcoran, and her sister in law Helen Corcoran, all of Milton.  Sister of the late Mary Corcoran, John Corcoran, Leo Corcoran, Sister Theresa Corcoran, and Claire Carten.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews who added to the pleasure of her life.  Bernadette’s life was guided by her passion for people and her deep love for her family and her many friends.  She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her warmth and kindness, and her wonderful spirit.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, MILTON, Wednesday, August 16, at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE , Tuesday, 4 pm to 8 pm.  Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernadette’s memory may be sent to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, 90 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125.