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“condolences to the Richard family . god bless Mrs R ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: John Corcoran - MA - Acquaintance

“Richard Family,We are so sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Cindy Finney (Gulledge)Mary Ruth GulledgeJennifer Clifford (Gulledge) ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: cynthia finney - Hudson, MA

“Distance in miles keeps us apart .We are with you all in our hearts.The memories I have of visits at your home will remain present forever.Your door...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Josephine Driscoll - NS Canada

“AnnMarie, Jerry, Steve, Michael, David, Jimmy,My thoughts and prayers for the strength through this very sad time. She was an Angel here on earth,...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: leigh miller - waltham, MA

“To Mike, Kara & Richard Family,We were sad to learn about the passing of your Mom. She was a beautiful lady. She was always smiling and welcomed us...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Audrey Toy - Billerica, MA

“Beautiful person. May she RIP. Condolences to the family and friends. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Yvette Doucet Bourgeois - Friend

“God Bless you all, she was the best. George and she are back together. Rest in Peace for all time. Richard Parnigoni ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Richard Parnigoni - salem, NH

“David and the Richard Family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Anne Sheehan - Waltham, MA

“To all of Aunt Margaret's family, Anna Marie, Jimmy, Jerry, Stephen, David and Michael and your families, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Paul James and Mary Aucoin

“To have met Auntie Margaret was to love her... and kinder, gentler soul was difficult to come by. She was so warm and wonderful, she will be missed...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Laura Tieri - WOBURN, MA - Family

“Annmarie and family we are so sorry for your loss. We love you ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Sue and kyle Ziegler - Berlin, MA

“WAS SO NICE TO SEE HER WHEN SHE WOULD COME TO CHETICAMP, MY SINCERE CONDELENSCES TO ALL OF HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Jeannette Doucet - CHETICAMP

“Our sympathies to the family, she was a wonderful lady, always had a smile. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Guy & Simonne Girouard - MA

“Ann Marie & the entire Richard family .... My deepest sympathy to you all. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Cheryl Bentley - East Falmouth, MA

“Sorry for the family loss she had a kind heart and will bE mmissed ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Peter Muise - Waltham, MA

“To all of Margaret's family we extend our deepest sympathies. Margaret was such a nice lady, we never seen her without a beautiful smile. She also...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: marcel cormier - waltham, MA

“joseph and rita leblanc want to offer our condolences to margarets family she was special we will remember her in our prayers ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Joseph H Leblanc - Friend

“So sorry for your loss .she was such a beautiful loving woman always laughing and her smile just made you feel so loved by her .she carried her smile...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Geraldine Allain - Nashua, NH

“She was a wonderful lady inside and out . Always a pleasure to be around . ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Pauline Lampros - Waltham, MA

“Always have very loving memories of my sister in law Margaret. Sending our condolences to her wonderful family. Hugs Lena and Gerald from...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Lena & Gerald LeBlanc-Bourgeois - MA

“A wonderful Harvard Place neighbor. She'll be making her famous coffee cake in heaven. No more sickness ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Kaufman - Maynard, MA

“There are so many wonderful words that could describe Aunt Margaret. She was the sweetest, most loving, caring and positive person I had the...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Carolyn Pennie - Burlington, MA

“I met Mr and Mrs Richard at their daughters wedding back in the day and met her on a few subsequent occaisions. Anne Marie married my Life long best...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Larry Pinkham - townsend, MA

“Ann Marie and all your family we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Diane LeBlanc - Hudson, MA


Life, love, faith, family, friendship . . . Anyone that got to know Margaret "Maggie" Richard could quickly realize that those were the five anchors that sustained her 86-year life. She was warm, kind, and inviting to friends and strangers alike and she always put others before herself.

Margaret LeBlanc was born in Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on May 30, 1934 to the late Pierre and Annie (Muise) LeBlanc. Raised in Point Cross in Cape Breton, she made her journey to the United States at the age of 17, ultimately settling in Waltham. It was there where she met Korean War Navy veteran George Richard while working at the Waltham Paper Bag. They were an instant match; in 1956 one of their happiest days came when they married in Saint Joseph's Church on Main Street. They spent sixty wonderful years together until George's death on March 22, 2016.

Reunited with her beloved George, Mrs. Margaret J. (LeBlanc) Richard, of Waltham, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

Margaret and George loved being active in their adopted community. They were frequents at the Canadian-American Club in Watertown as well as the French-American Victory Club in Waltham. It was there they spent many laugh-filled nights waltzing and square-dancing to the familiar tune of Cape Breton fiddle music. They truly were the perfect pair. Margaret was also active in the Saint Joseph Ladies Guild and the French-American Victory Club's Ladies Auxiliary where she made many life-long friends.

Margaret was a natural caregiver. She loved to cook and always made sure anyone close to her was well fed! Those who came to visit were never known to leave with an empty stomach; among her many culinary specialties was her famous coffee cake, a treat loved and requested by all, friends and neighbors alike. Another favorite was her delicious meat pie, a treat reserved for holidays and special occasions. She was exceptional in the kitchen and had a caring heart to match… She was known for constantly asking about others and never complained. Margaret was truly one of those special people who always put the needs of others before her own. She stayed at home while her children were young and worked as a domestic in private homes where many local families got to know and love her wonderful personality.

In their free time she and George always looked forward to visiting Cheticamp in Nova Scotia and loved spending time at "the camp" – their beloved cottage in Ashby, Massachusetts. Countless memories were made there by many generations of Richards, relatives, and friends. They especially cherished time there with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also a faithful parishioner of Saint Joseph's Church and later Sacred Heart Church on River Street in Waltham.

In addition to her husband, George, Margaret was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, the late Billy, Clarence, Alex, and Patrick LeBlanc, and Anna Mae Aucoin.

She leaves her children, Anne Marie Ingersoll and her husband, Peter, of Hudson, James P. Richard and his wife, Deborah, of Arlington, Gerald J. Richard, Stephen T. Richard and his wife, Jean, David R. Richard and his wife, Ann, and Michael G. Richard and his wife, Kara, all of Waltham; her grandchildren, David and James Ingersoll, Jenna Johnson, Henry, Jason, Nicholas, Thomas, Matthew, Meghan and Morgan Richard; her great-grandchildren, Adam, Austin, Zachary, Jack and Tess Ingersoll, Elijah and Noah Johnson, and Cole and Cade Richard; her sisters and brothers, Helen Chiasson of Waltham, Mary Doucet of Waltham, Rita LeBlanc of Waltham, and John LeBlanc of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Margaret's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, October 9th from 4 to 7 p.m. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 10th in Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.