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Lorraine Richards

November 18, 1929 - May 13, 2016

Burial Date May 21, 2016

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 Lorraine E. Richards, 86, of Norwich and formerly of New London, entered eternal life on Friday, May 13, 2016, in the comfort of her family at home.

She was born Nov. 18, 1929, in New London, the daughter of the late John and Clotilda (Bevilacqua) Luzzi. She attended local schools and graduated from the former Chapman Technical High School. Lorraine was united in marriage to Jack Richards Sr., on Aug. 14 1948, in the former Montauk Ave. Baptist Church. Mrs. Richards was a sales associate for the former Bradlees Dept. Store in New London, retiring with over 20 years.

Besides her beloved husband of nearly 68 years, she is survived by four children, Jack Richards Jr. of Montville, Kimberly Mattson of Oaks, Pa., Melissa Wainwright and Stefanie Bishop, both of Norwich; three siblings, John Luzzi of Florida, Janet Rose and Dorothy Tonucci, both of Waterford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

She was predeceased by a sister, Geraldine Meehan.

Her family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, followed by a funeral home service at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , Norwich Chapter, 19 Ohio Ave., Norwich, CT 06360.


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