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Theresa "Terry" (Medeiros) Richards

October 6, 1951 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 68)


Theresa E. "Terry" (Medeiros) Richards, 68, of Fall River, wife of Patrick A. "Pat"
Richards, passed away in the arms of her loving husband, surrounded by her family on
Tuesday, December 31, 2019. 
Employed by the City of Fall River City Clerk’s Office, she was a past President, Vice
President, and Secretary of AFSCME, Council 93 Local 1118, and volunteered at The
Fall River Community Development Re-Creation Agency. A member of the Fall River
Children’s Christmas Parade Committee, she and her husband would volunteer every
year as Santa and Mrs. Claus. Terry was a member of the Fall River Carousel Lions
Club, volunteer at Maplewood Little League, and a CCD teacher at the former St.
William Parish.
Besides her husband of 47 years, she leaves her mother, Lorraine (Rebello) Arruda;
two sons, Jason Gray and his wife Nicole and Jonathan Richards and his wife Talia
Resendes; two granddaughters, Lily Katherine Gray and Ainsley Mary Gray; a brother,
Edmund Medeiros; many nieces and nephews including Chad Medeiros.
She was the daughter of the late John P. Arruda.
A visitation will be held Friday, 01/03/20 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Auclair Funeral
Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River.
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 A.M. from the funeral home with a Funeral
Mass at 10:00 AM at Holy Name Church, Hanover St.  
Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either St Jude’s Children’s Research
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals for Children
Attn: Office of Development
900 N. Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607.

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January 3, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Auclair Funeral Home
690 South Main St.
Fall River, MA 02721-5314

Funeral Mass
January 4, 2020

10:00 AM
Holy Name Church
709 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA 02720

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