DEXTER – Mildred “Millie” Madora (Quirion) Richard, 86, wife of Earl M. Richard, passed away Jan. 23, 2014, at her home, with her husband at her side. She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Edward and Rose-Anna (Veaudoin) Quirion.
Millie will be remembered as “the ice cream lady” to many who attended Dexter Regional High School, where she worked in the kitchen for over 30 years. Prior to that occupation, Millie worked as a secretary at Fay Scott. She was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dexter and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. In her younger years she enjoyed playing the violin and piano and always loved listening to music.
Millie grew up in Brownville Junction and later moved to Dexter, where she met her husband of 64 years. Along with her husband, Earl, she is survived by her five children, Robert Richard and his wife, Pamela, and grandsons, Jonathan and David, of North Readington, Mass. Kathy Richard Pierce and her husband, David, of Farmington, Kevin Richard and his wife, Rhonda, of Tampa, Fla., Michael Richard and his partner, Peter Gibson, of Waban, Mass., and Mary Richard Taylor and grandchildren, Benjamin, Erin and Kirstin, of St. Albans; a sister, Catherine Quirion of Dover-Foxcroft; and a brother, Edward Quirion and his wife, Marjorie, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Millie was predeceased by her brothers, Oliver Quirion, and Lorenzo Quirion; and her sisters, Donelda Cleaves and Annette Robichaud.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., Dexter. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter, with the Rev. Father Joseph Cahill officiating. Spring burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.CrosbyNeal.com.