CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Marie Lorenda Richardson, 86, passed away Friday, June 30, in Chesapeake, Va.

She was born Feb. 25, 1931, and raised in Mexico, and was the daughter of Eli and Edna (Poirier) Gallant. She was a former member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and an Avon representative for over 35 years.

Survivors include seven children, Jackie Masters and husband, Rick, Cathie Tugwell and husband, Dave, Denise Lawson and husband, Larry, Mike Doughty, Donna Leach and husband, Donald, Doris Mercier and husband, Ron, and Laurie Ashford and husband, Larry; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lucien Arsenault and wife, Cookie; a sister, Doris Gilmour.

She was predeceased by husbands, John Hickey, Dennis Doughty and Dana Richardson; a sister, Yvonne Naus; and a brother, Reggie Gallant.

Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories online at

Marie Lorenda Richardson

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