Mary C. Richard
Virginia Beach – Mary C. Richard, 75, passed away October 15, 2011. Born in Boston MA, she was the daughter of the late John Downing and Dorothy Anderson Downing. A retired teacher in the Montgomery County, MD school system, she enjoyed traveling and art.
Mary leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Jean-Paul Richard; four children, Stephen Richard of Silver Spring, MD, Michelle Morningstar of Smithfield, VA, David Richard of Warren, VT, and Suzanne Richard of Rockville MD; her brother, Joseph Downing of Port Orange, FL; and eight grandchildren whom she enjoyed over the years. Mary is preceded in death by her other brother, James, of Durham, CT.
A Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2011, at St. Simon’s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Sandbridge. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, is handling the arrangements. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to Open Circle Theatre www.opencircletheatre, org or the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation www.oif.org . Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.
A second Memorial Service will be held in the DC Metropolitan area on October 27, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Saddle Ridge Circle Community Center in King Farm, Rockville, MD.