Lee F. Richards 11/05/2015

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Lee F. Richards, 73, died at his home on November 5, 2015 while surrounded by his loving family.  A memorial mass will be on Tuesday, November 10th, 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, Canton. He is survived by his wife Deborah “Debbie”, his mother, Lorraine Richards of Norfolk, daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Matthew Denner of Heuvelton, brothers, John and his wife Gerry Richards of Norfolk, Jeffery Richards of Norfolk, Robert and his wife Nancy Richards of Norfolk, grandchildren, Matthew Denner Jr., Gregory Denner, Quinton Denner and Landan Denner, several nieces and nephews. Lee was born on June 28, 1942, in Norfolk, New York, the son of the Vernon and Ione Lorraine Butler Richards. He graduated from Norwood Norfolk Central School and married Deborah Johnson on September 20, 2008 at the Hermon Methodist Church. He worked as a driver for Enterprise in Potsdam, before that he was a manager at the Agway Fertilizer and Feed in Canton and Agway in DeKalb Junction. He was a member of the Sons of AM VETS Post 11 in DeKalb Junction, the Waddington Golf League and the Old Timers Softball League. He enjoyed playing golf, bowling, playing softball, most of all he loved attending all of his grandchildren’s events. Lee was outgoing and always had a joke to tell. Contributions can be made to the Hermon Fire Department or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

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  1. Debbie I am so sorry for for your loss. I am thinking of you. Please if you need anything let me know. It is not easy I know but please take it one day at a time.

  2. My condolences to the Richards’ family. Have many fond memories of our youth in Norfolk.
    Richard F. Kelly
    Silver Springs, Fl. 34488

  3. Lorraine and family so sorry to hear of your loss.You have my prayers at this time it is not easy but Lorraine is a strong woman and a strong family.Buzzy

  4. Debbie– words can not express how empty my heart feels right now. I am so sorry for your loss (the worlds loss) Lee was an incredible man. I will surely miss him and all the laughs we have shared. If you need anything you call me. I love you very much. xo xo xo

  5. Debbie, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Lee was an incredible soul. If you need anything don’t hesitate.

  6. So sorry Debbie to hear of your lose you will be in my prayers always. When I come home next year I will stop and see you. We haven’t had a long talk in years. All my love to your brother and sisters and daughter…

  7. Debbie
    So sorry for your loss.
    Anytime you would like some company get a hold of me.
    You have always been one of my favorite pals.

  8. To the family of Lee,
    I was very sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. May all your memories help you as you go through this difficult time.

  9. My condolences to you Debbie and family!I know he will surely be missed. Although i have only seen him once since diner closed and lots of memories of his picking and also of him pissing me off lol. But that was Lee….if there is anything i can do for you,
    you know where to find me xoxo

  10. Debbie~ As you and your family go through this difficult time, remember friends are there for you to lean on. We are miles away but you’re in our thoughts and prayers. We will see you over the holidays and share memories. Sending you hugs and kisses…….

  11. Debbie~ As you and your family go through this very difficult time, remember friends are there for you to lean on. We are miles away but you’re in our thoughts and prayers. We will see you over the holidays and share memories. Sending you hugs and kisses…….

  12. Sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by all. If you need anything let us know. Sorry we can’t make it to his services but we will be thinking about you

  13. I am sorry to read of Lee’s passing. I have many fond memories of Lee growing up and later at old timers softball games on Friday nights. My prayers are with you at this sad time.

  14. Debbie, Wendy, and Families: So sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. I have known him for as far back as I can remember and all his antics – especially at DeKalb Agway! Please know we are all thinking of you and praying for you. Let us know if we can do anything to help you through this difficult time. Lisa & Family

  15. Dear Deb and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lee was a great friend to me and many others in our community, always willing to give a helping hand if necessary without being asked. He will be missed by many of us. I wish I could attend tomorrow but due to obligations at work, will not be able to. Please know I will be there in spirit. Prayers and thoughts going your way.

  16. Debbie I’m so very sorry for your loss, Lee will be so missed I have the best memories going,to work with dad running and playing on the feed bags at agway, Remeber that white bunny I wanted so bad in the store he gave to me 🙂 he was so special. You are in my thoughts and prayers debbie.

  17. Lee and I shared something very special, he and I were born on the same day, not the year but same day. Whenever we were in the bar together on our special day, he would buy me a birthday drink, and I would buy him a birthday drink. I will think of him always especially on my birthday.

  18. Debbie I know this is a late but I’m sorry for your loss… I came to tears when I searched up Lee and was thinking about him yesterday. He was a great man and the BEST Boss by far that I ever had in my life by a mile. Take care and God Bless to you and the kids and grandchildren.

  19. I worked with Lee at Enterprise in 2003 for a few years. He was always my favorite. I just decided to Google him and came across this. Heartbreaking. One of the funniest, most honest people I have ever met. May the memories of him carry you always. xoxo

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