Griswold – Stella M. “Chris” (Banasiewicz) Ricard, 82, of Griswold, CT, died peacefully on August 8, 2014 with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Roland Ricard for 63 years, who survives her. She was born in Norwich on January 12, 1932 to Paul Banasiewicz and Sophia Bohara. She is survived by her two sons, Paul Ricard and daughter in-law Diane of Voluntown, Peter Ricard and daughter in-law Ann of Thompson; daughter Renee Jowett of Griswold; six grandchildren, Nathan Lazourack, Richard Ricard, Jennifer Lazourack, Jeanette Giattino, Krystle Breault and Chelsea Tucker; and six great grandchildren.
She had a passion for helping others. She was a volunteer for many years at Uncas and Summit Nursing Home.
She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph Banas and Michael Wilczek; and sisters, Anna Mizera, Mary D’Elia and Sophia Papineau.
The family will receive family and friends Sunday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00pm in their home, 1588 Voluntown Rd. Griswold, CT.Donations in her remembrance may be made to your local animal shelter. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.