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RichardsonPFREDONIA:  Phyllis M. Richardson, 90, a resident of the WCA Home, Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville, died Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Friendship, NY on June 15, 1927, the daughter of the late Andrew H. and Hazel E. (Wetherby) Compton.

Mrs. Richardson worked as a Therapy Aide for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 17 years, retiring in 1989.  She also worked as a waitress at one time.  Mrs. Richardson was a member of the former Round-A-Bouts Home Bureau and she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting and spending time with her children & grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Gary (Lori) Richardson, of Dunkirk; and three daughters, Anne (Bruce) Quackenbush, of Cassadaga; Wendy Bird, of Sheridan; Patty (Steve) Arnold, of Fredonia. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Howard P. Richardson, whom she married March 30, 1953 in Elko, Nevada and who died October 22, 2015, by a sister Cecile Burmel and 2 brothers Gaylord and John Compton.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 4-7 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Donald Carlson, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to

3 Comments on Obituary Notice- Phyllis M. Richardson

  1. Steve & Janice Davis says:

    My heart is heavy for the loss of your Mother. She was the sweetest lady ever. She was my baby sitter many years ago, my mothers best friend and a good good friend to me. I have known her for over 50 yrs. We always remained friend. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Love to all of you. Steve & Janice Davis

  2. Eric & Amy Dubert says:

    Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Phyllis, We were friends with her and your Dad for many years, Phyllis and I had lots of fun working together at the Snack Bar, having coffee and a few laughs over the many years. during the past year I would visit her at the WCA home.

    Eric & Amy Dubert
    Cassadaga, NY

  3. Virginia Becker says:

    Where ever I met Phyllis, she always wore a smile. May your happy memories of her bring a smile to your face as well. Thinking of you all!

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