Helen (Blair) Richmond

Helen (Blair) Richmond, 93, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2012 at Forestview Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Peter Richmond.

Mrs. Richmond was born in Dreghorn, Scotland, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Seales) Blair. She moved to the United States as a child and lived in New York state for many years before moving to western Massachusetts. She was a secretary and during her career she worked for the British Embassy, Reader?s Digest and Williston Academy. She and her husband resided in western MA and summered in Nantucket and later Mattapoisett. When they retired, Mattapoisett became their permanent home.

Mrs. Richmond loved music and was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church Choir, the Sippican Choral Society, and an intergenerational choir. She cared very much about her community and was active in the Mattapoisett Congregational church, the Mattapoisett Historical Society, the Council on Aging, and the Mattapoisett Housing Authority,

She is survived by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a step-daughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Richmond, her sister, Susan (Blair) Johnson and her brother, John Blair.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her caring and nurturing manner and her wit and sense of humor.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church on Saturday, September 15 at 10AM. A reception will follow at Reynard Hall next to the church. Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church PO Box 284 Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or the Mattapoisett Historical Society PO Box 535 Mattapoisett, MA 02739

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