Catherine's Story

BANGOR AND GUILFORD - Catherine Patricia Richard passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Bangor, January 2, 1946, the daughter of the late Mary Agnes (Mooney) and John E. Richard. Cathy attended St. John's Catholic School and graduated from John Bapst High School in 1964 when John Bapst was under the direction of the Sisters of Mercy and the Xaverian Brothers. She received her Associate Degree in Secretarial Science from Husson College, a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maine at Machias in Business Education and additional credits in High School Guidance Counseling at UMO. Her 27 year teaching career was as a Business Education teacher at Piscataquis Community High School, in Guilford, Maine. Many people in the community became a "second family."

Cathy is survived by her sister and best friend Mary Julia Richard, her aunt Teresa R. Mooney, her aunt Paula (Mrs. James A. Mooney, Sr.) and her children Patrick J., Jean T. (George) Harrison, Mary Margaret (Robert) Mueller, P. Madonna, James A. Jr., Francis X., Claire J. and son Michael J., Thomas (Yilan) and son Dominic J. and Matthew G. Mooney; Betty Ann (Richard) (Normand) Laperle, Mary Claire (Richard) (Donald) Kenny; Edward Morris (Bernadette), Mary Patricia (Morris) (Stephen) Shorey; Patrick S. (Virginia) Mooney, Daniel (Janet) Mooney, Michael Mooney, Ann (Mooney) (James) Duchynski, Patricia (Mooney) Hughes; the Richard Family of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and many cousins from the second and third generations. She leaves many much-loved, life-long friends and close friends she thought of as family. She was predeceased by her beloved parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Following Cathy's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John's Catholic Church 207 York Street, Bangor, on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 am. A reception will be held in the Church Hall following the burial at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Ohio Street, Bangor. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Catholic Church specifically and especially for the upkeep and preservation of St. John's Catholic Church 207 York Street, Bangor, Maine 04401 or to a charity of ones choice. Arrangements by the Greenlawn Funeral Directors, Bangor.
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