Winifred (Wyn) Richardson

Winifred (Wyn) Richardson passed away peacefully at home on September
7, 2021. Born on November 27, 1918, in Concord NH, she spent her early
years in Concord and Loudon NH. Graduating in 1941 from the Posse
Nissen Institute of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, then in
Weston MA, she started her career as a teacher and recreational therapist
for disabled children. In 1943 she joined the US Navy and served as an
aviation control tower operator on Maui during WWII. After discharge she
tried her hand at various pursuits including restaurant management and
continued education at Curry College from which she received a BS degree
in Theatre and Radio. Rather than pursue either of those fields, she
returned to her passion of physical education and therapy. She worked at
McLean Hospital in Belmont MA for several years. This association
eventually led to her appointment as the Director of Health and Physical
Education at the Boston and Worcester YWCAs from which she retired in
1981. Not yet ready to leave the “workaday world”, she was employed by
Prime Computer as a mail girl for several years. Retiring from there, she
created her own cleaning service “Just Me” before fully retiring in 2004 at
age 86. She enjoyed several leisure activities including playing softball for a
Boston based Women’s League, national and international travel, camping
and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, and just “puttering around” at home.
This last year she enjoyed her time at the Better Day Adult Social Day
Program in Marlboro and finally, the special care she received from the
Kindred Home and Hospice staff. She is survived by her long-time
companion and caregiver, Michele Riani, her nephews James Timmins and
his wife Maureen, from Loudon NH, Carey Timmins and his wife Evelyn,
from Loudon NH, Ron Spooner and his wife Diane, from Penn Valley CA
and her niece, Sharon Spaulding and her husband Gene, from Salisbury
NH, many great nieces and great nephews and their children. Her ashes
will be buried by her family at Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon NH. Wyn
loved life, family, friends, animals, and her country. Her many friends will
greatly miss her mentorship and guidance. I believe she’d like to be
remembered sitting around a camp fire, with her favorite drink in hand,
laughing, and enjoying the ride called life. Rest in peace honey.


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  1. Pat Ferguson on September 16, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    I will miss you my friend, like I always said to you I hope I grow up just
    Like you. You were amazing and a good friend always, What ever you are doing now will be enjoyed by those around you and we all enjoyed you and your stories, R I P my friend.

  2. Donna R Dimock on September 19, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Oh how much I enjoyed being with her. The 75 birthday was at Dottie’s my house in Franklin and it was awesome ❤️
    I feel honored to have know such a grand woman!

  3. Jeanne Achille on September 19, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    My favorite memory is of a camping weekend in Bethel, ME with the gang sitting around Roberta’s campfire. We were trying to outdo each other with songs no one else would know. Wyn, of course, stumped us all with her song, “Bow wow, meow, meow. What a funny, funny song!”
    I hope St. Peter is prepared for the shenanigans that will now be occurring on a regular basis in the Heavenly Ever After!

  4. Trish Hendrickson on September 20, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Wynn, Wynn,Wynn. Oh how I will miss you. I will miss our chats. Laughing at the memories we made at the camp, on the lake, so much fun. Our deep conversations. I love you Wynn. You will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  5. Janet Leigh McDermid on September 20, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    My deepest condolences. She will certainly be missed and will leave a void in our hearts. I am so very glad that I got to speak to her recently and will always cherish being able to attend her 100 year young celebration. Rest in peace.

  6. Yvonne MDermid on September 20, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    So sorry for your lost,it was nice to see her when she came to the Canada

  7. Roberta Taylor on September 21, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    My dear dear friend & mentor. The fun & loving times we spent together will always be deep in my heart. Last time I was on Face Time with you (just a short time ago), you said I looked just like you. Wyn, I may look like you(white hair & such), but no one is/was like you! We all adore you & hope for your leadership upstairs!

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