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Barbara J Richard
Barbara was born in Gardner on March 28, 1953, the daughter of the late James M. and Celine (LeBlanc) Griffin.
She graduated from Gardner High School in 1971, and received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner in 1973.
Barbara was as Executive Secretary employed by Templeton Developmental Center of Baldwinville for 26 years, retiring in 2015.
She was a member of Holy Cross Church of East Templeton.
Barbara enjoyed reading, shopping and attending classic car shows with her husband Serge. She loved her grandchildren dearly and treasured spending time with them.
She leaves her husband of 42 years, Serge J. Richard of E. Templeton; one son, Michael J. Richard of Athol; one daughter, Michelle L. Smart and her husband Scott of Gardner; three brothers, Peter Griffin and his wife Kelly of Gardner, Daniel Griffin of Chicopee, Richard Griffin and his wife Maureen of Gardner; two sisters, Carole Cormier and her husband Norman of Gardner and Mary Caldon and her husband Kerry of Suffield, CT; five grandchildren, Coby, Connor, Julia and Jake Smart, and Eric Richard; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Thomas Griffin.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 7th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, September 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Thursday, September 7th, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner
Thursday, September 7th, 2017 12:00pm, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner
Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner
I knew Barbara since highschool. She was such a nice and friendly gal. Always a hello to everyone she knew. Years went by and if you saw her, she never forgot your name. I saw her alot at the Holy Cross bizarre every year just about. To Serge and family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. We were very lucky to have known Barbara. She is a bright star in the sky. RIP my friend
Donna melatti Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM
Michelle and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my heart. Your mother was an amazing lady. I will always remember the times spent that summer (grade school) at your house swimming in the pool and your mother making us lunch. She was such a kind and patient woman. Let her memories forever warm your heart.
Stephanie (Stengel) Ackles Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM
Barbara had a heart of gold and it was a great privilege to work with her. She was a terrific people-person who was meant to live longer. Your family is in my prayers.
Peter Cross Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM
Serge our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our prayers.
Ron and Kathy Dragon Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM
Dear serge and family. You have our deepest sympathy our hearts go out to You . I know serge we were suppose to go before our loved ones because of our health, but God has a different plan. sorry I will not be with you in your time of sorrow for I will be out of state but my thoughts and prayers will be with you GOD BLESS SINCELY MIKE AND JOANNE
Mike Bourque and Joanne Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Barbara was a ray of sunshine in my life. She always managed to cheer me up with a little story and a smile. She always put the needs of others before her own. Wishing you all comfort and peace.
Terry Vachowski Sep 3 2017 12:00 AM
so sorry Serge, May she rest in peace,,God bless
Paul Kuell Sep 3 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear Serge. You and your family are in our prayers. We will be out of town on the 7th. but will see you soon.
Gloria LeBlanc Sep 3 2017 12:00 AM
My prayers go out to the entire family and friends of Barbara. Please accept my deepest sympathy and continued friendship in this time of need.
karen jennings Sep 3 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Serge and family, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Barbara. She was a very kind person. My prayers are with you. Kathy.
Kathleen M Camden Sep 2 2017 12:00 AM