Lily MacKenzie West Richardson, formerly of East Providence

Posted 9/9/21

Lily MacKenzie West Richardson was born in Jamestown, R.I. on Aug. 17, 1918. She died in her sleep on Aug. 10, 2021, at her daughter Sue Ann’s home in McCaysville, Ga.

She is preceded in …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Not a subscriber?


Start a Subscription

Sign up to start a subscription today! Click here to see your options.

Purchase a day pass

Purchase 24 hours of website access for $2. Click here to continue

Day pass subscribers

Are you a day pass subscriber who needs to log in? Click here to continue.


Lily MacKenzie West Richardson, formerly of East Providence

Posted

Lily MacKenzie West Richardson was born in Jamestown, R.I. on Aug. 17, 1918. She died in her sleep on Aug. 10, 2021, at her daughter Sue Ann’s home in McCaysville, Ga.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Lily MacKenzie West of Jamestown, R.I., four brothers and three sisters, and her husband, Thomas A. Richardson of East Providence.

She is survived by her five children, Thomas Richardson (Connie), Concord, N.C., Bruce Richardson (Audrey), Minneapolis, Minn., Stephen Richardson (Judy), Kissimmee, Fla., Sue Ann Richardson, McCaysville, Ga., and Beth Richardson (Susan), Athens, Ga. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennie Montano (Luis), Tom Richardson (Jamie), James Richardson (Brandy), Molly Richardson (Chris), Abram Richardson (Amy), Chelsea James, Jon Richardson, plus eight great grandchildren (Cassidy, Xavier, Grant, Elijah, Isaiah, Noah, Mia and Eli) and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a daughter from another mother Sandra Santos.

Lily (Libby) graduated from Rogers High School in Newport and from nurses training school in Albany, N.Y. She worked as a private duty infant nurse in New York City prior to her marriage. Her love of reading landed her a job as an assistant librarian at the Anne Ide Fuller library in East Providence.

She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Providence, and the Christian Science church in Athens, Ga. On her last trip to the family reunion in Jamestown, she celebrated her 100 birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Her ashes will be interred with her husband’s ashes at the family plot in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. A celebration of her life will be held in Jamestown in 2022. In lieu of flowers please sing your favorite hymn or song, loudly and with great joy.

2021 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike about The Post or to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc. in East Providence, email mrego@eastbaymediagroup.com.