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Frances Richards
(August 15, 1920 - August 7, 2014)

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Frances Richards

Frances Elizabeth (Vaughn) Richards, 93, of Bloomfield, CT beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, god-mother, sister in law, cousin and friend to many passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born in East Hartford, CT on August 15, 1920 to Thomas A. Vaughn and Myra L. (Jenkins) Vaughn, she lived in Manchester, CT for 60 years before moving to Bloomfield, CT in 2002. She was employed by the Wise-Smith and later Sage-Allen department stores for many years and then worked for The Travelers Insurance Co. until her retirement in 1990. Frances loved doing word puzzles and always had a cryptogram book nearby. She studied cake decorating and was known for her fancy decorative cakes for family and friends' celebrations. She had an extensive collection of all kinds of knick-knacks and music boxes and loved a piping hot cup of tea in a china cup, making homemade pineapple pastries, Ray Charles, horse racing, dancing, making new friends everywhere, and laughing every day. Her favorite saying was "no fool, no fun" and she lived by it. She brought life, love and laughter to all she touched. She is survived by her son, Robert T. Richards and his wife Laura of Washington DC; her daughter, Florine Harris and her husband Robert of Bloomfield, CT; her granddaughters, Michelle Suber of Brooklyn, NY and Monica Frazier and her husband Matthew of Lee's Summit, MO; her grandson, R. Samuel Richards of Washington DC; her great-grandsons, Gregory Frederick and Quinn and Owen Frazier; and a God-Daughter Barbara Thornton of Bloomfield, CT and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by her lifelong special friend, Constance Johnson and her sister-in-law Florence Vaughn Holmes. Frances was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Vaughn; two sisters, Delia Griffin and MaryEllen Jones; grandson, Gregory Suber; and granddaughter, LaJoy Frederick. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Susan G.. Komen for the Cure 74 Batterson Park Rd, Farmington, CT 06032. At the request of Mrs. Richards services will be private.

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