4/11/14 —- Mary Irene Richards

flower2Mary Irene Richards, nee Lakowski, born in Detroit, Michigan, May 27, 1928; died in Manchester, Tennessee, April 8, 2014, at age 85.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Sophie Lakowski; all six of her siblings; her first husband of 27 years Dominic Lapczynski with whom she had three children; her second husband of 25 years Paul Richards; her daughter Maryrose Martin, and her granddaughter Kathy Anne Lapczynski.

Mary is survived by her son David (Kate) Lapczynski of Tullahoma, Tennessee and a daughter Rita Dinser of Sterling Heights, Michigan, as well as seven grandchildren, Kelly Lapczynski, Jake (Becca) Lapczynski, Erik Martin, Jamie Martin, David, Dennis, and Mattthew Dinser, and four great-grandchildren.

Mary was a homemaker and part-time cook who worked for many years in a department store restaurant in Michigan. She was a devout Catholic. Mary moved to Tullahoma following the death of her second husband in 2000 and lived there for twelve years. She was in hospice care at McArthur Manor in Manchester at the time of her death.

Visitation with the family of Mrs. Richards will be Friday evening, April 11, 2014, from 5 PM until 8 PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Mrs. Richards will be buried in Taylor, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to GFWC Tullahoma Womans Club, c/o Vera Koger, 605 Bragg Circle, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 37388.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mary Irene Richards.