Regina B. Richard, a resident of Warwick since 1946 died on May 12, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Richard for 62 years and the Mother of the late Edward F. Richard Jr. and Mother In Law to Doris Richard, Florida. She was born in Charles Cove, Nova Scotia the daughter of the late George and Mabel (Richard) Avery. She was the loving Grandmother of Regina B. Tibbitts, Warwick, Tina Mierra, Colorado and Tonya Weve, Kansas.She was the Great Grandmother of 6 and the Great Great Grandmother of 1. She is the sister of the late brothers Dave, Frank, Nelson Avery and Sisters of Christina Pellerin, Julia Avery, Mabel Pellerin and Rita Sweeney, half Sister of Arthur and Rita Jean Richard.
She spent a lifetime of Volunteer Services receiving several awards with her late husband from Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts as Den Mother and Training Commissioner. At St. Rita’s Church, Warwick she promoted religious awards, shut in masses, and directed the annual church musicals. In 1958 they both received the Leadership Warwick Award, and the Salvation Army Award for 15 years of service with the Warwick Unit. In 2016 she received the Honor Roll award for her service at her home in Nova Scotia.
She was the secretary to Msgr. Robert C. Newbold Our Lady of Providence Seminary High School for 12 years. She was the CFO for Warwick Community Action for 3 years followed by being appointed Director of Foster Grandparents for 12 years. In 1985 she represented Rhode Island and the White House Luncheon hosted by First Lady Nancy Reagan on the 20th Anniversary of Foster Grandparent Program. Her funeral was held Monday, May 16, 2022.