1928 – 2011
Putnam– Arline (Osborn) Richard, 83, originally of Pomfret Street, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the lovingly devoted wife of the late Joseph Gerard Richard who died in 1972. They were married in Saint Mary Church of the Visitation on July 8, 1950. Born in Chicopee, MA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Dybas) Osborn.
Mrs. Richard worked as a bookkeeper for her husbands business, Richard Plumbing & Heating. She enjoyed sewing gifts for her family; however, her greatest love was her devotion to her husband and family. She was a communicant of Saint Mary Church.
Arline is survived by her son, James Richard and his wife Linda of Putnam; her daughters, Mary Ann Pezanko and her husband Peter of Putnam, Denise Bates and her husband Michael of Putnam; her sister Mary Ann Davis of Pomfret; her grandchildren, Dana Stucke, Kera Morissette, Jody Bates, Jason Bates, and Sara Mayo; and ten great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her brother, the late John Osborn; and her sister, the late Alice McLaughlin.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Arline’s family from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 pm in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Daily Bread, 53 Grove St, Putnam, CT 06260