Obituary : Audrey J. Richard
Audrey Jean Wagner Richard of Pease Point Way, Edgartown, died on Friday, Feb. 5, at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs. She was 96. Mrs. Richard was born on January 3, 1914 in West Berlin, Nova Scotia to Sadie Kathleen Hemeon and Claude Stanley Wagner.
At a young age, Mrs. Richard and her family moved to the Island. She was a graduate of the Edgartown High School class of 1933. She was captain of the Edgartown Girl Scouts from 1939 to 1940. Mrs. Richard worked a proofreader for the Vineyard Gazette from 1937 to 1940. She was employed at Averys store as a clerk and window decorator for 23 years and at Robin Hood's for two years after that.
Mrs. Richard was married on April 5, 1940 to Edmond J. Richard who predeceased her. They shared 47 years of marriage.
Mrs. Richard is survived by many cousins and her close friends Shaun and Lucy Casey, Beverly and Emerson Haslam, Ingrid V. Brown, and many other loyal friends. She was also the forth cousin of Richard Wagner, the composer.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs with the Rev. Vincent Seadale officiating. Burial followed in the New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown.