MARGARET (PEGGY) RICHARDS
Margaret (Peggy) Richards, 90 of Gaylord, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Aspen Ridge Retirement Village of Gaylord. She was surrounded by love.
Peggy was born on March 15, 1928, in Ecorse, Michigan to the late Joseph and Constance (Heide) Lesner. Peggy grew up in Ecorse with ten brothers and sisters. After graduating from high school, Peggy met Charles (Ed) Richards. They married and raised eleven children, eventually settling in the Waters area.
Peggy was well known in Gaylord, she worked many jobs throughout the years but is best known for her social work with DHS. She volunteered for Hospice of Michigan, offering hours of comfort to those in need of loving support. After retirement, Peggy spent many hours with the St. Mary Cathedral Choir. Her most shining moment was going to Rome with the choir to sing for the Pope.
Peggy is survived by her sister Dorothy Edwards, brother Hugh (Joan) Lesner, son Patrick (Joanne), daughter Cynthia Friedenstab, daughter Margaret Hearns, daughter Constance (Mike) Nelson and sons Kevin (Jerri Lee), Robert (Lori), Richard and Shawn (Wanda); twenty grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed, her children, Eddie, Jane and Ruth.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM from St. Mary Cathedral with visitation at 10:00-11:00 AM. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 PM from Nelson Funeral Home. A Parish Rosary will be offered at the funeral home, Tuesday at 6:00 PM.
Memorial contributions in Peggy’s honor may be made to Hospice of Michigan or Aspen Ridge Activity Department.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734. Condolences may be offered online at www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com