TURNER — Phyllis A. Richardson, 98, a lifelong resident of Turner, passed away peacefully Monday, May 21, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Turner, the daughter of William Tidswell and Alice (Tripp) Tidswell. She was a 1938 graduate of Leavitt Institute in Turner.

On Oct. 13, 1939, she married Harlan Richardson. He passed away in May 1980. Phyllis worked for 23 years at DeCoster Egg Farm and packed apples at L/P Farms and Ricker Orchards. She was a member of the Mother Club, the GAR Hall and Home Extension. Phyllis volunteered for many years at the Turner Senior Citizens. In 2016, she was the proud recipient of the Boston Cane for being the oldest citizen in Turner.

She was an avid Celtics fan and enjoyed many years of traveling and playing cards with her good friend, Patty Libby. There will be fond memories of her loving thoughtfulness; she never forgot to send a card on birthdays, special occasions or holidays. She was known for her one-of-a-kind peanut butter fudge, as well as many other delicious treats, her candy dishes were always full throughout her home, her endless hours of playing Skip-Bo with her grandchildren and watching “The Price is Right.” Phyllis was a loving, devoted and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed by her loving family.

She is survived by her three sons, Harlan “Bunny” Richardson Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Turner, Blaine Richardson and his wife, Jean, of Louisiana and Brian Richardson and his wife, Tammy, of Winthrop; three daughters, Beverly Conant and her husband, Ralph, of Turner, Donna Shields and her husband, Don, of Turner and Cheryl Lachapelle and her husband, Joe, of Turner; 13 grandchildren, Rick, Rhonda, Dana, Jeff, Terri, Kathy, Tim, Todd, Danny, Briana, Brittany, Ashley and Joe; 19 great-grandchildren; her sister, Doris Russell, and her husband, Lawrence, of Turner; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers Charles, Erlan and Lawrence Tidswell, and sisters Margaret Sampson, Eleanor Tidswell, Marion Tucker and Thelma Seamans.

The family would like to express a special thanks to all of the staff of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, her nurses April, Anita and Tammy, and special aide, Amy, and to Jen and her staff at Elite Care staff. The family would also like to thank her special angel, Gretchen Green, for her loving and devoted care.

Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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