Beatrice E. (Grant)
Richards, 83, of Beverly, loving wife of William H. Richards,
with whom she shared 64 years of marriage, died Wednesday
morning, February 22, 2012 at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Beverly, she was
the daughter of the late Percy and Beatrice (Robinson) Grant.
Mrs. Richards was a long time employee of Brooks and Rite Aid
drug stores in Beverly and Ipswich. She retired at the age
of eighty after many years of service. She enjoyed numerous
motorcycle trips with her husband Bill cross country and to New
Hampshire and Canada. Mrs. Richards was known for her quiet
strength, kindness, and true love of living.
She is survived by four children,
William H. Richards, Jr. and his partner, Mary Ellen Nichols, of
Beverly, John R. Richards and his wife Mabeth of Beverly, Allen
G. Richards, and Carol Morris of Peabody; one step-daughter,
Karen Dennis and her husband Larry of Nottingham, NH; one
brother, Walter Grant and his wife Lucette of Bradenton, FL; one
sister, Helen Packard of Norwood, MA; five grandchildren, Amanda
Richards of Beverly, Jennifer dos Santos of Danvers, Tiffany,
Heather and Brandi-lyn Morris of Peabody; and three
great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother Howard
Grant and grandson Brian D. Richards.
Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In
lieu of flowers, memorial donations in may be made in Bea’s
memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street,
Framingham, MA 01701.