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“Thank You Alicia for Your kind Thoughts- Mom always adored You.-Jimbo ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jimbo Richards

2 of 12 | Posted by: corinne fahey

“I heard about Joan's passing yesterday afternoon which brought sadness to my heart. If I known I would have attended her services. Joan &...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Corinne Fahey( knew me as Shannon) - CT

“I am so very sorry to hear this news. Joan was a very friendly woman. I know she will be dearly missed by those who knew her well. Rest in Peace,...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Ann Pennington - Vernon, CT

“One of the finest women I've ever had the pleasure of working with and knowing. It was Joan that introduced me to the Real Estate world back in...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Ralph Short - South Windsor, CT

“I was truly saddened to hear of Joan's passing! I only had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times but; believe me that's all it took to leave...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Ferrato

“Our deepest condolences. We each loved and admired Aunt Joan. She is one of those who makes life wonderful. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kathie

“Dear Family,I am so very sorry for your loss. I know she will be dearly missed. She was a lovely person and great friend to me and many others. I...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Craparotta

“jim,barbara,and family,i am very sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family,god bless ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: roy flanagan - vernon, CT

“I have many fond memories of Joan at south Windsor Travel and also seeing her at various places in town. Always a big smile and hug full of energy. A...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Harney - South windsor, CT

“I will always remember Joan as a proper, caring Southern lady. IT was my privilege to have known her for many years and working along side her in...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Phyllis STriebel - S.Windsor, CT

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

Joan (Sullivan) Richards, 84, of South Windsor, loving wife of the late Harry Richards, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the daughter of the late Mason and Frances (Berry) Sullivan, she grew up in Fredericksburg and lived in California, West Hartford and Bolton before moving to South Windsor in 1960. Joan was a real estate broker and she owned and operated Richards Realty, LLC in Broad Brook, she previously was the co-founder of the former Richards & Kehmna Real Estate in South Windsor. She was a longtime active member of Wapping Community Church and she had served on the religious education committee. Joan was a charter member and past president of the South Windsor Junior Women's Club, a member and past president of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce, a member emeritus of the Connecticut MLS, and former member of the Broad Brook Rotary Club. She is survived by her beloved children, Michael Richards and his wife Sandra of Stafford, David Richards and his wife Jacqueline Morosani of Tolland, Patricia Richards, and James Richards and his wife Barbara of East Windsor; five grandchildren, Sarah Rossi, Rachel Richards, Joshua Richards, Shannon Nieves, and Reto Morosani; two great granddaughters, Zoe Nieves, and Lily Ann Richards; a brother, Mason "Spud" Sullivan and his wife Barbara of Fredericksburg, VA, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Joan's life will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Wapping Community Church, 1790 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to Wapping Community Church Capital Improvements-Elevator, 1790 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074, or the South Windsor Community Women's Club, P.O. Box 507, South Windsor, CT 06074. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor is caring for the arrangements. For online condolences and guest book, please visit

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