Patricia Ferry Richardson of West Grove

Patricia Ferry Richardson, 89, of West Grove, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, surrounded by her family.

Patricia Richardson

She was born on May 3, 1928, and was preceded in death by her husband William Kealy Richardson, her grandson, Peter Francis Luebbert, her brother Dennis Ferry and her sister Virginia Ferry.

Patricia graduated from Mansfield State Teacher’s College and obtained her master’s degree from Columbia University. Patricia will be remembered by many as a favorite teacher:  she taught kindergarten at West Grove Friends Kindergarten, and also taught at Unionville High School and Delcastle Technical High School.

She is survived by her brother John Ferry (Joyce), sisters Barbara Ruley (Dennis) and Eileen Byrne (Denis),  her three children, Kristin Luebbert  (James), Laura Conner (John) and William K. Richardson, Jr. (Diane), and seven grandchildren:  Carolyn Richardson (Woods), Patrick Ellis, Lindsay Richardson (Anderson), Clare Luebbert, Samuel Ellis, David Richardson, Maddie Luebbert and Hayley Conner, and a sister-in-law, Irma Ferry, of  Marietta, Ga. In addition to her loving family, Pat leaves behind many cherished friends.

Pat was a long-standing member of the West Grove community and Assumption BVM Parish. She served both these communities (and many others) throughout her life with a generous and loving heart.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Foulk and Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove and again from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Monday morning,  Dec. 11, at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove. Her funeral mass will follow at 10:30. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kennett Square.

If desired, a donation may be made to the Food Cupboard at Kennett Area Community Services, 136 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square PA 19348.

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