Mary E. Richards, 89, of Danville, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at Emmanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Danville, PA. She was born January 30, 1934, in Joliett, PA, the daughter of the late Edward Bernard Cleary and Jeanne Rebecca Cleary (Rumpf).
Mary graduated from Porter Tower High School.
She was married to her devoted husband of 66 years, James F. Richards of Riverside, PA.
Mary was employed as a secretary at Pennsylvania House Furniture and an aide at St. Joseph School.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Danville, PA.
Mary enjoyed crafts, baking, and was an avid reader. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family.
She is survived by two sons; James Richards and his wife Beth of Concord, NH and Thomas Richards and his wife Louise of Riverside, PA; as well as two daughters; Margaret Wagner and her husband Stephen of Riverside, PA and Jeanne Williams and her husband Jeff of Catawissa, PA. Mary is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters; Jeanette O’Brien of Wernersville, PA and Kathleen Knockstead of Reading, PA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Robert Cleary and Edward Cleary.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 68 Center Street, Danville, PA 17821 with Father Timothy Marcoe as celebrant. Friends will be received from 10:00am until 10:45am in St. Hubert Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 1027 Ferry Street, Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.