Robert Richards

Obituary of Robert Richards

BRUSHTON – Robert Lee Richards, 72, passed away Tuesday morning (April 11, 2017) at CVPH, Plattsburgh. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.

Born July 28, 1944 in Malone the son of Clarence and Hazel (Snyder) Richards. He attended School in Brushton. Robert and Janet Mills united into marriage on May 15, 1965, and were married until 1978.

Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his three children: Robert and his wife Eleanor Richards, Jr. of Moira, Tampa Lamica and her fiancé Tony Mallory of Madrid, NY, and Dale and his wife Tina Richards of Burke, NY. He is also survived by foster children Peter and Michelle Richards, Paul Richards Brenda and Al Taylor and Barbara Richards, along with ten grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren, who meant the world to him.

Robert operated his family farm from 1965 until 1998 when he opened up "Bob's Greenhouse" in Brushton. Bob's greenhouse was not only a career choice but also a passion of his that continued until his passing. He was also employed at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino from 2003 until he retired in 2015.

SERVICES: A time of visitation will be held Thursday (April 13) from 4-7 at the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. Funeral services celebrating Robert's life will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Raymond J. Moreau, pastor of St. Mary's and St. Augustine's Church will be presiding. Interment will commence in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Robert's honor may be made to the Reddy Cancer Center, 133 Park Street, Malone, NY 12953.

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