(1929 - 2015)
Knowing that she was planning to enter the Congregation, her parents were surprised when, after graduating from eighth grade, she requested to attend Mercy High School. In her autobiography, Sister Anne wrote, “I discovered I had a vocation while in grade school and my father was willing to make the sacrifice [to send me to Mercy], but he wondered why not Aquinas?”
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May she rest in peace! I believe Sister Anne Richard has a high place in heaven... her good works go before her! I knew Sister quite well, having taught at Cardinal Newman for 15 years and later volunteered there working with Sister. My experiences are happily remembered, as well as being so impressed by Sister Anne Richard's capable dedication. My condolences to the Adrian Dominican Sisters, many of whom I knew who taught at Cardinal Newman H.S. while I taught there and to the family members of dear Sister Anne Richard... GOD GRANT HER THE PEACE OF HEAVEN! WINIFRED M. LEARY
Thank you for the lovely obituary for Sr. Anne Richard,OP! The photos of her and her family are special. Seeing her in her habit brought back wonderful memories of her teaching me Geometry. She loved her students! So many memories are making the rounds on Social Media. She would be proud to know what a contribution that she make in people's lives. God bless you all!In Christ's love,Fr. Jim O'Neal\
No one can top that smile and her quest for fun. Love you Aunt Gen. I'll miss you
Sister Anne Richard was my aunt. I cannot describe her fully with words. She was so loving and so loved by our entire family. She made a difference in this world for so many. I know she did for me. The goodness that came from God shone down through her and was spread among all whom she encountered throughout her life. Heaven must be a little more beautiful since her arrival and the world is a little bit darker without her here. I pray that our family (especially her surviving brothers and sister), her Adrian family, her Cardinal Newman family and all of those who loved her find peace and comfort in God's love as we celebrate her life over the next few days and miss her until we are all joined together again in The Kingdom of God.
Heaven is a better place to have her. My calculus teacher in my senior year. We became close in the 2000's through the Serra Club. (Our newest Saint - Juniper Serra). My now 16 year old daughter sang at her Jubilee celebration at Newman. I love her very much and now ask for her intercession with Jesus. Sister Ann, please pray for all of us still here.
Rest in peace Sister. It is your time to relax with the angels!
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