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Patty Richards

February 24, 1954 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 66)


SOUTHBURY - Patricia "Patty" Richards, 66, departed this life on February 22, 2021, at The Watermark at East Hill. She was the beloved wife of Timothy (Tim) Richards, and the beloved mother of her daughters Jenna and Chelsea.

Patty was born in Webster City, IA on February 24, 1954 to the late James and Doris (Krueger) Laughlin.

Patty was the choir accompanist and music director at Sacred Heart Church for the past 25 years, a role that brought her such joy and purpose. Patty started her music ministry in Webster City, Iowa at the young age of 16, a role she fit so perfectly. Patty shared her humble yet incredible talents in every aspect of her music ministry. This gift of love to her church, her parish and her community will forever remain in the hearts of all whose lives she touched. 

Patty's faith was her steadfast foundation, an inspiration to all. Throughout her illness she remained strong and courageous. Her humble grace was extraordinary. She will be deeply missed by us all.

Patty is survived by her immediate family, her siblings: Tom Laughlin and wife Diane, and sister Sharon Laughlin, of Missouri, her sister Mary and husband George Kramer of Minnesota, and her Brother-in Law Mike Richards and his wife Joan of Pennsylvania. Patty also leaves behind her nieces and nephews: Dennis and Adam, Kelly, Leah and Matthew. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South in Southbury. The family will receive visitors from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, March 1, 2021, also at Sacred Heart Church.  Mass will be streamed live at for those who are unable to attend. Burial and a Celebration of Patty's life will take place at a later date. The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury has been entrusted with the arrangements. For directions or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit

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Public Visitation
March 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
910 Main St. South
Southbury, CT 06488

Mass of Christian Burial
March 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
910 Main St. South
Southbury, CT 06488

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