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“I'm so so so sorry Violet and Ray!!!I just heard about this, big big hugs!Words feel useless, sending you much love! ”
1 of 38 | Posted by: Lori Chase - Mattapoisett, MA

“Violet and Ray, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, speechless. Lisa ”
2 of 38 | Posted by: Lisa Deneault - Neighbor

“Violet and Family I just found out today of your grandaughter.s passing. My heart goes out to Michelle, her husband and your family. May...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: adele Turnbull - Shirley, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. ❤ ”
4 of 38 | Posted by: Sheila Ernst - Waltham, MA

“Michelle and Family, I am so deeply saddened to hear of your loss, it breaks my heart. There are no words to express the pain you are going through,...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Krista Panetta - Woburn, MA

“So sorry we can't be there today. Our hearts go out to all of you. Have faith and know love is all around you the Russo family ”
6 of 38 | Posted by: Dorothy Russo - Waltham

“Dear Violet and Family,No words can express the pain that you are going through and my prayer for you is that God will give you strength to face the...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Joann Richards - Waltham, MA

“There are no words for this sadness. Lord take this angel in your arms, watch over her. My deepest thoughts and prayers to the family. Lord give...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: leigh miller - waltham, MA

“We are so incredibly sorry for your loss! May Violet's memory always be a blessing. ”
9 of 38 | Posted by: Jonathan & Megan Smith - Wayland, MA

“Deepest Condolences R I P Sweet Angel Paul Lori Cusano New Hampshire ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Paul Cusano - Epping, NH

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Donna Cianci ”
11 of 38 | Posted by: Donna Cianci - Waltham, MA

“Dear Violet and Family,May precious memories of your sweet angel's short life help to comfort and sustain you. We are so sorry for your heartache. ”
12 of 38 | Posted by: Richie and Irene Gallagher - MA

“There are no words that can soothe your sorrow during this time. May God give your family peace; treasure your memories of Violet. Our condolences to...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Nasser and Pat Azadi - Waltham, MA

“How heartbreaking to lose this sweet angel. My sincerest condolences to all her loved ones. ”
14 of 38 | Posted by: Doreen LeBlanc - Waltham, MA

“Michelle, Violet and Family, My heart is heavy for you all. I know there are no words.... I am keeping you all in my prayers and hope peace and...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Jean (Cavanaugh )Carlson - MA

“It was my sweetest pleasure to have known baby Violet..For her parents and family.. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss and heartache.. may she rest in...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Christine Pelletier - Townsend, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your entire family at this extremely difficult time. ”
17 of 38 | Posted by: Lynn Mclaughlin - Waltham, MA

“John and I are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers ”
18 of 38 | Posted by: Susan and John Lingley - Sudbury, MA

“I'm so so so so sorry God bless everyone ”
19 of 38 | Posted by: Donna Santiago - Marion, MA

“Sending you all our deepest love & sympathy We Love you! Stephen, Christine & Family x0x0x0 ”
20 of 38 | Posted by: christine mahoney - winthrop, MA

“I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, grandaughter and precious angel. My heartfelt prayers to all of your family. ”
21 of 38 | Posted by: Eddie Bowlby - Burbank, CA

“We are so sorry to hear of the sudden death of your precious Violet. We are thinking and sending our prayers and love to all of you. ”
22 of 38 | Posted by: Keith and Lynn Weeks - Billerica, MA

“I work and live...trauma medicine and trauma, respectively, and it is never easy. There becomes a "new normal" that is never "normal."My dearly...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Stephen Titus - Harvard, MA

“Violet, I'm so sorry to you and your family.I only wish there was something I could say or do to make things better.My deepest sympathy,Maureen (O...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Maureen Bonica - Waltham, MA

“My first grandchild brought me the most joy I could ever ask for ,she gave me a lifetime of joy in her short life Miss you so very much you will...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Bobby Richard - Waltham, MA

“The entire Lynn family shares in your grief of the passing of your beautiful daughter. We are here in support and love. God bless you all.... ”
26 of 38 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Lynn - Waltham, MA

“Your loss is unimaginable. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
27 of 38 | Posted by: The Boyds - Waltham - neighbor

“Sincerest condolences to the families on their tragic loss. So sorry to hear. Words cannot express. Prayers xo ”
28 of 38 | Posted by: Michael & Kara Richard - Waltham, MA

“I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter baby Violet. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. ”
29 of 38 | Posted by: Joyce Meaney - Waltham, MA

“I'm very sorry for your loss. God has a new little angel. I will keep you all in my prayers. ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Steve Bowlby - San Antonio, TX

“To the All the Family Of this Precious Little Life, May the Joy & Happiness That Violets Life brought to you all, be engraved in your memories for...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Jeff Venuti - Yarmouth, MA

“My deepest sympathy to family and friends. ”
32 of 38 | Posted by: Norma Lamont - Waltham, MA

“We are so very sorry to hear of baby Violets passing. Please know we are thinking and praying for the whole family everyday ❤ ”
33 of 38 | Posted by: Diane and Steve Ripley - Kingston, MA

“We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to the entire family with the loss of your little angel. Sending comforting thoughts to...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Sheri & Ken Hatch - Marlborough, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Violet was a sweet, loving baby and cared about everyone she met. She truly touched all of us. I am so sorry for your...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Love, The Olaughlin Family - MA

“Forever in our hearts and in the continued lives of others ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Jill Crisafulli - Family Friend

“So sorry for your loss. ”
37 of 38 | Posted by: Debby Sinerate - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest condolences to your family our prayers are with you love Claude Richard & Joe ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: Claude Richard - Los Angeles, CA


Violet Elizabeth Richard, beloved daughter of Andrew S. and Michelle V. (St. Cyr) Richard, died on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Boston Medical Center.

Violet was born in Boston on March 2, 2018 and was so smart and sweet. She loved to dance and scream in happiness. She loved all animals. She loved to be outside, taking walks. She loved Tuesday night dinners at Nana and Papa's, her first trip to Wells Beach, the sprinkler park on Lake Street, her two cats, Jax and Blaise and much more.

At only 17 months old she accomplished so much in life and was nothing short of amazing. She had the best smile and the cutest curls. Always so full of life and food! She had so many stories to tell, with the best laugh. Violet was beautiful in many ways, some would say . . . perfect.

In addition to her parents, Andrew and Michelle, Violet is survived by her grandparents, Robert and Sharon (Dennehy) Richard of Waltham and Raymond and Violet (Finnamore) St. Cyr, of Waltham; her uncles, David St. Cyr, Robert Richard and Sean Richard, all of Waltham; her great-grandparents, Gertrude 'Trudy' Dennehy of Waltham and the late Ronald Dennehy, the late Emile and Virginia Richard, the late Leonard and Violet 'Dolly' Finnamore, Raymond and Barbara St. Cyr of Waltham and Sally and Don Lebreton of New Jersey and many great-aunts, great-uncles and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Violet's life by gathering for her Funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 4th at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham.