Alphena E. Richard, 1919 - 2014

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Alphena E. Richard, 94, formerly of 216 Grove Street, Lewiston, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Clover Manor in Auburn, where she had been a resident for the past four years. Born in Lewiston on November 23, 1919, she was the daughter of Adolphe and Exilia Nolin Bernier. Educated in Holy Family School, she married Joseph Richard on June 29, 1936 in Holy Family Church. Mr. Richard passed away on April 3, 2012. For many years she worked with her husband in the family business, Joseph Richard & Sons Landscaping. A talented seamstress, she loved sewing for her grandchildren, but her favorite activity was always dancing with her husband. A member of Holy Family Church, Prince of Peace Parish, she is survived by two sons, Roger and wife Claire of Harpswell, and Paul and wife Vivian of Lewiston, a brother, Roger “Fern” Bernier and wife Rita of Rhode Island, six grandchildren; Dr. Mark Richard, Jeanne and husband David Gray, Judith Richard, Lisa Richard, Dina and husband Lauriston Jackson, and Danielle Richard, three great-grandchildren; Wendy and Keith Gray, and Mikayla Jackson, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Lionel and Paul Bernier, three sisters, Simone Fleming, Laura Lizotte, and Anita Lajoie, a niece, Lorraine Levesque, a nephew, Jerome Lizotte, and a sister-in-law, Gilberte Bernier. The family would like to give a special thanks to Clover Health Care, especially Sandy Robbins and the staff of Kerry Place and Clare Place, Dr. Thomas Hattan and his staff, and Margaret Quinn and the staff of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for the loving care they gave Alphena during her final years. 

Funeral Notice

RICHARD, Alphena, 94, formerly of Lewiston, died in Auburn on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, 4 - 8 PM. Service will be Monday, 1 PM, at Holy Family Church. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Clover Manor Activity Fund, c/o Sandy Robbins, 440 Minot Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210, or to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Development Fund, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. 

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