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Sharon Denise Richardson

May 22, 1959 — January 7, 2024

Sharon Denise Richardson, a beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, dedicated registered nurse, and cherished member of the community, passed away at the age of 64.  She was born May 22, 1959, in Worcester to Chester and Ruby ‘Jewel’ (Jamerson) Hawkins. She leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and a deep appreciation for the Ghanaian heritage.

Sharon's most significant accomplishment was raising her family with unwavering devotion and affection. As a mother, she provided endless support and guidance, instilling values of kindness, respect, and perseverance in her children. Her nurturing nature and selflessness will forever be remembered by those who were fortunate enough to know her.

One of the highlights of Sharon's life was her deep connection to Ghanaian culture. She embraced her husband's heritage in countless ways, immersing herself in the traditions and customs of Ghana. Sharon embarked on multiple journeys to Ghana, where she was adored and loved by many. Her presence was felt not only in her homeland but also across three continents and the Caribbean.

Our Mother had a passion for the beauty of nature, particularly the vibrant colors and fragrant scents of flowers. Each spring, she adorned her deck and patio with an array of flowering plants, diligently caring for them throughout the summer. Her dedication to creating a picturesque environment for her loved ones to enjoy was a testament to her love for beauty and her desire to bring joy into the lives of those around her.

In addition to her love for gardening, Sharon had a zest for life and a spirit of adventure. She enjoyed exploring different corners of the world, immersing herself in new cultures and experiences. Whether it was wandering through bustling markets or savoring local delicacies, Sharon embraced every opportunity to learn and grow.

Above all, Sharon cherished her role as a grandmother. Her dedication to her grandchildren was unparalleled, and she went above and beyond to ensure their happiness and well-being. Her love and support will forever be etched in their hearts, and they will carry her memory with them as they navigate through life.

As we mourn the loss of Sharon Denise Richardson, let us also celebrate the beautiful life she lived. She will be remembered for her boundless love, her infectious laughter, and her unwavering faith. May she find eternal peace and joy in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

Sharon is survived by her beloved husband, Sigismund Richardson of Auburn MA; her loving children, Samuel Richardson of Auburn MA., Desmond Richardson of Rochdale Ma., Cedric Richardson of Spencer MA., Terrence Richardson of Auburn MA., sisters Tina Whaley of Worcester, MA., Karen Hawkins from Worcester, MA.(deceased), four brothers Chester Hawkins Jr of Annapolis, MD., James Hawkins of Annapolis, MD., Bobby Hawkins of Worcester, MA., Ricky Hawkins of Worcester, MA., Duane Hawkins of Worcester, MA., her nine adored grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

A Calling hour will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 9:00am to 10:00am at MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. A Funeral Service will be held from 10:00am to 11:30am, with interment immediately following at Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Final Funeral Rites will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main Street, Worcester, from 7:00pm to 2:00am. The preferred dress code is black and red. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Faith Evangelical Mission, 49 Lafayette Street, Worcester. A Celebration of Sharon's life will follow from 1:00pm to evening time. The preferred dress code is black and white or only white. 

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, February 3, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Worcester County Memorial Park

217 Richards Avenue, Paxton, MA 01612

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Memorial Service

Sunday, February 4, 2024

10:00am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Homegoing Celebration

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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