Mrs. Veronica I. Richards, 92, of Snells Bush Road, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Alpine Nursing Home in Little Falls.
Born on May 13, 1927, in Middleville, NY, she was the daughter of Arthur Lynch and Estella Mower Lynch. She attended Middleville and St. Johnsville schools and was a lifetime area resident.
Mrs. Richards was Co-owner and Operator of Richards Dairy Farm on Snells Bush Road in Little Falls, retiring after 51 years in 1995. She also worked for Daniel Greens. She cleaned and wallpapered homes for many people throughout the valley.
She enjoyed crocheting and helping with the animals on the farm. She will be greatly missed by her faithful K-9 companion, Oreo.
On August 29, 1944, in Middleville, NY, Veronica was married to Howard E. Richards, Sr. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2009.
Her son, Gary Richards; daughter, Darlene Richards; granddaughter; Eliza Richards; brothers, Leon Lynch, Floyd Lynch, Leslie Lynch, Thomas Lynch, Raymond Lynch, Clyde Lynch; sisters, Hazel Moody, Ceclia Warmuth, Edith Bates, and Beulah Saltsman also predeceased her.
Mrs. Richards is survived by her 5 sons, Howard E. Richards, Jr. and Gloria of Inghams Mills, Donald Richards of Little Falls, Lynn Richards and Nancy of Little Falls, Arthur Richards of Little Falls, Kevin Richards and Lucinda of Little Falls; brother-in-law, Harris Richards of St. Johnsville; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A public Graveside service will take place in Rural Park Cemetery at a later date, and will be announced for all to attend.
Arrangements are by the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls, NY.