Virginia E. (Brann) Richards

BENTON – Virginia E. (Brann) Richards, “Ginny”, was called home to our Lord peacefully on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at her home surrounded by lots of love.She was born on March 23, 1942, in Waterville to Arthur and Regina Brann. Ginny and her twin sister, Fay spent most of there time being raised and nurtured by their grandparents, Herbert, and Sarah Ayer (Ma and Pa.)Ginny was in the last class to graduate from the old Lawrence High school in 1960, then went on to further her education in Westbrook and earned her degree in business administration in 1962.When she returned to Fairfield, she worked in the business office at Keyes Fibre. She later worked for the Town of Benton in the office and was a member of the MSAD # 49 School board.She married Merton D. Richards in 1968, and together they raised their two boys, bought their dairy farm, Richards View Farm, and established Merton Richards Inc.Our Mother, Nanny, Sister, Aunt, and friend was an amazing woman who always wore her heart on her sleeve. She was a beautiful knitter, amazing cook, pure puzzle artist and lover of her animals.We would like to thank all of our wonderful girls that made it possible for our mom to stay at home; Susan, Wendy, Karmen, Lisa, Tabby, Ann, Mandy, Kassie, and Eleanor. They were all so kind and supportive throughout Ginny’s long battle with Parkinson’s disease.She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Merton D Richards; her mother, Regina Goodwin and stepfather, Carl Goodwin; her father, Arthur Brann; her aunt, Virginia Miles and uncle, Gil; her beloved Ma and Pa that she cherished.Ginny is survived by her children, Brian Richards and his wife, Melissa and Merton Richards Jr. and his wife, Meca; her sister, Fay Daigle; her grandchildren, Benjamin, Randall, Kaitlin, Maurisa, Payton, Braden, and Morgan; her great grandchildren, Carson, Lydia, William, Jacoby, and Elliot; David and his wife Ellen were very special; also, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.Her last few years she enjoyed spending time with her special dog, Penny and her cat, Trouble who always was entertaining by the trouble she could get into.A celebration of Ginny’s life will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with prayers and words of remembrance to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 26 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street in Fairfield. Spring burial will be at Falls Cemetery in Benton.Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. Fairfield where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.In lieu of flowers, donations in Ginny’s memory may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901

Virginia E. (Brann) Richards

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