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Barbara  M. Richard

Obituary for Barbara M. Richard

March 30, 1949 - August 19, 2021
Norristown, Pennsylvania | Age 72


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
To share your fondest memories of Barbara, please visit, 610-277-7000.

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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