KINGSFORD - Laurie Jean Richard, 53, of Kingsford, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her home. Laurie died of a broken heart after being an amazing caregiver for her mother, who preceded her in death the previous day. She had gained a new zest for life while caring for her mom.
Laurie was born May 31, 1960, to Ronald and Beverly (Brault) Richard. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1978 and was a lifelong resident of the area.
Laurie leaves behind her son, Jeffrey Snowdon of Green Bay, Wis.; father, Ronald Richard of Kingsford; brothers, Ken (Jeanne) Richard of Florence, Wis. and Dave (Shannon) Richard of Kingsford; nephews, Robbie, Andy and Jimmy; niece, Katie; a sister-like cousin, Janet Maraccini and children, Mario, Marla and Marcus; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; and a special friend, Joanne Dennis.
Laurie Jean Richard
She was preceded in death by her son, Jesse Snowdon; and the love of her life, Marc Hagerty.
A private gathering will be held to celebrate Laurie's life.