Frances A. Richardson

May 06, 1914
- April 23, 2006

BANGOR - Frances A. Richardson, 91, beloved mother went to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 23, 2006. She was born May 6, 1914, in Milo, the daughter of George Albert and Helen Maude Day. She graduated from Milo High School in 1932 and worked several years on the east coast. During World War II, she worked at Chance Vought Aircraft in Bridgeport, Conn. After the war, she came back to Maine to visit her parents and met her husband, Bill, who had just returned from the war. They were married at the Dexter Methodist parsonage April 7, 1946 and made their home in Dexter. She was predeceased by her husband, William R. Richardson in 1997. Frances is survived by a son, Paul W. Richardson and wife, Marli, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Janice E. Gans and husband, Herbert, of Levant; two sisters, Grace Doble of Dexter and Doris Andrews of Bangor; and a beloved grandson, Jonathan M. Ferreira of Boston, Mass. She will be remembered by her other special family members and friends who were very dear to her. Frances, affectionately known as "Berdie," spent the last few years of her life at Westgate Manor in Bangor. The family thanks Westgate Manor and their caregivers, especially Jodie, for their excellent care and love during her stay. A celebration of her life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Rock Church, 1195 Ohio St., Bangor, corner of Ohio and Finson Road, officiated by the Rev. Herbert M. Gans and the Rev. Kirk Winters. Committal services will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the Ferndale Cemetery, Ripley. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Salvation Army, 65 South Park St., Bangor, ME 04401 or to the Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For more information or to sign an online guest book go to

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