Barbara M. Richard

  • Born: March 30, 1949
  • Died: August 19, 2021
  • Location: Norristown, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

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Barbara M. Richard passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 19, 2021. Born on March 30, 1949 in Philadelphia, she was the loving daughter to the late Francis and Margaret Shilling (nee Maahs).
After attending Upper Merion Area High School, she went on to work for several companies as a customer service sales representative. She worked for many years at John Middleton Tobacco Company before her retirement.
She is the cherished mother to Kristine Bodge (John), Amy Copestick (Frank) and Jaimie Harris (Dennis), doting grandmother to Bryan (Amanda), Frank (Jessica), the late Deanna, Taylor (Kaitlyn), Jacob, Dylan, Kaylee, and Madison, great grandmother to Frank, Austin, Braelyn, Cole and Charlotte, sister to Patricia Pastino (Bill), Carolyn Alexaki (Nick), dear aunt to many nieces and nephews and a friend to all. Barbara was also the loving grandmother to her grandkitty Tigger, grand dogs King and Charlie. She will be missed by all who loved her.
In her younger years, Barbara was an avid bowler. She loved to shop and play bingo. Barbara loved going down the shore and just living her best life.
Relatives and friends are invited to Barbara's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 26 from 5 pm to 7 pm and again Friday, August 27 from 10 am to 10:50 am, followed by her Memorial Service at 11 am at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike. Burial immediately following at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens in King of Prussia.
Donations in Barbara's memory can be made to Arthritis National Research Foundation at https://curearthritis.org/rheumatoid-arthritis-donation/
To share your fondest memories of Barbara, please visit www.lifecelebration.com, 610-277-7000.


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So very sorry for your loss Kris & Amy
My Thoughts & Prayers for you & the family.

Posted by Marsha Currier Stricker - WASHINGTON, WV 26181, WV - Friend   August 29, 2021

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Barbara was always so sweet to me. I have such fond memories of my childhood spending time with her and all of you girls. I'm so glad she could spend her final months again with you Amy. Love to all of you in this difficult time

Posted by Kelli Pellini - NORRISTOWN, PA   August 27, 2021

You will be greatly missed. Especially for my birthday. You never forgot to call and sing to me.

Posted by Lisa Marsh - Pottstown, PA - Family   August 26, 2021

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Posted by Kristine Bodge - NORRISTOWN, PA - Daughter   August 23, 2021

I am so going to miss this crazy lady whom I was blessed to have as my Aunt. She was sweet, she was ever-so-funny, and yes, add a dash of crazy and that was Aunt Barbara. Birthdays will never be same again since we will not receive the phone call from her singing "Happy Birthday to you..." I am so thankful I got that very phone call just over a month ago.
I will cherish our trips to the beach and also her and I wearing Irish hats at Wildwood's Irish Festival (no one else would wear one). If you needed a partner in crime, she was your girl! So many funny stories for all of us to share.
Life will not be the same with her no longer in it. I will miss her dearly ...forever.

Posted by Donna Major - Pottstown, PA - Family   August 22, 2021

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My deepest sympathies to Kristine, Amy and Jaimie on the loss of your mom. Through tears and laughter, I will forever hold in my heart the great moments we spent together. Our families shared a lot of good times together. Our lives at times went different ways, but it was great to catch up the past few years. Barbara will be missed. She is now in peace with all the angels above. Much love and prayers to you.

Posted by Andrea Botempo - King of Prussia - Friend   August 22, 2021


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I am so going to miss this crazy lady whom I was blessed to have as my Aunt. She was sweet, she was ever-so-funny, and yes, add a dash of crazy and that was Aunt Barbara. Birthdays will never be same again since we will not receive the phone call from her singing "Happy Birthday to you..." I am so thankful I got that very phone call just over a month ago. I will cherish our trips to the beach and also her and I wearing Irish hats at Wildwood's Irish Festival (no one else would wear one). If you needed a partner in crime, she was your girl! So many funny stories for all of us to share. Life will not be the same with her no longer in it. I will miss her dearly ...forever.