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Phyllis E. (Mucha) Richard

December 14, 1953 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 64)

Phyllis Elizabeth (Mucha) Richard, 64, passed away at home on February 7, 2018. She was born December 14, 1953 in Ludlow to the late Stephen and Emily (Ukleja) Mucha. Phyllis worked as a teacher at Square One Nursery School in Springfield and she was a member of St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield.

She leaves her beloved daughters, Kimberly and Janet Richard and granddaughter, Kayla Richard, all of Springfield; a brother, Stephen Mucha and his wife Mary of Wilbraham, and her beloved dog, Cherish.

Before her passing, Phyllis wrote the following and expressed her wishes to share it after her passing:

” Hello Family and Friends:

I take my leave of this world after a brave battle with cancer. I am at peace. It’s a beautiful day the Lord has made. I am filled with joy to have loved you Kim, Janet, and Kayla and Cherish. You have been precious to me. I know how much you love me and each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too. I’m right there in your heart and planted outside as a tree. Thank you to my brother who fixed everything in my house that broke. A loving husband to his wife, Mary; a wonderful father to Melanie and Missy and now has been blessed with 4 beautiful grandchildren, Emily, Brad, Bria, and Allison. God bless all my co-workers, friends and church family that prayed for me during this journey.

Love, Phyllis “Granny” Mucha Richard.”

Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services, 15 Ludlow Ave., Springfield 01151. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Congregational Church, 45 Hancock St., Springfield 01109.

Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to all those who helped to care for Phyllis during her illness.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption, 627 Cottage St, Springfield, MA 01104 or online at

Donations may be made to:

Thomas J. O' Connor Foundation
627 Cottage Street Springfield, MA 01104,
Tel: 413-533-4817

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