Represented RI at Foster Grandparents Luncheon at White House, Regina B. (Avery) Richard Dies

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Regina B. (Avery) Richard, resident of Warwick since 1946, died May 12, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Richard of 62 years and the mother of the late Edward F. Richard Jr. and his mother In Law of Doris Richard, Florida.

She was born in Charles Cove, Nova Scotia, the daughter of the late George and Mabel (Richard) Avery. She was the beloved grandmother of Regina B. Tibbitts, Warwick, Tina Mierra, Colorado and Tonya Weve, Kansas. She is the sister of late brothers Dave, Frank, Nelson Avery and sisters of Christina Pellerin, Julia Avery, Mabel Pellerin and Rita Sweeney, half-sister of Arthur and Rita Jean Richard.

She spent a lifetime of voluntary service receiving several awards with her late husband from the Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts as Den Mother and Training Commissioner. At St. Rita’s Church in Warwick, she promoted religious awards, closed Masses, and conducted the annual church musicals. In 1958 they both received the Leadership Warwick Award and the Salvation Army Award for 15 years service with the Warwick unit. In 2016, she received the Honor Roll Award for her service to her home in Nova Scotia.

She was the secretary of Mgr. Robert C. Newbold Our Lady of Providence Seminary High School for 12 years. She was Financial Director of Warwick Community Action for 3 years, then was appointed Director of Foster Grandparents for 12 years.

In 1985, she represented Rhode Island at the White House luncheon hosted by First Lady Nancy Reagan on the 20th anniversary of the foster grandparents program.

His funeral will be on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9 a.m. at Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave, Warwick with a Christian burial mass at 10 a.m. at St. Clement’s Church, Long St, Warwick . Interment at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions to St. Clement’s Church, 111 Long St, Warwick, RI or charity of your choice would be appreciated.


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