Born in Waltham, she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. & Ellen T. (Connors) Ellis, and the beloved wife of the late Gerard J. Richard.
Richard was raised in Waltham where she was a graduate of Waltham High.
On July 26, 1953 she married Gerard and started her family.
Just a few years later they moved to Framingham where together they raised their five children. She was a dedicated and devoted mother who would do anything for her family. Mary was truly the definition of the word Mom.
Mary is survived by her children, Patricia Tringale & her husband Thomas of Plymouth, Paul J. of Framingham, and Diane M. Darling of Plymouth, her grandchildren, Natalie Christine Rooney & her husband James, and Nicholas Anthony Tringale & his wife Andrea of Hinesburg, VT, two great grandchildren, Julia and Annagrace Rooney, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Mary was predeceased by her children, Donald J. and Donna M.
Family and friends will honor and remember his life by gathering for her funeral service in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham, on Friday morning, May 26 at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Concord.