Mary Elizabeth Richer

In Loving Memory Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Doyle) Richer (84, February 2, 1936 — March 24, 2020) passed away at home surrounded by family. Born in Newburyport, Betty was the youngest child of Gertrude and Arthur Doyle. She met the love of her life, Phil, at the New England Telephone Company and followed him from Massachusetts to Fort Huachuca in Arizona, before settling down and raising their children in Marlborough, Massachusetts. After years of involvement in hockey and figure skating associations in Marlborough, Betty and Phil retired to their dream home in Falmouth Heights, a home frequently filled with family, friends, love, and laughter. Betty was known to many as a gracious hostess and wonderful cook, frequently hosting during the Christmas holidays and Falmouth Road Race. Her chocolate chip cookies and whoopie pies were in particular demand with family, friends, and anyone who happened to grab a bite. Betty’s magnanimous love was felt by everyone, particularly in her habit of putting others before herself.

Beloved wife of the late Philip J. Richer, she is survived by her children, Connie Richer and David Jacobs of Northborough, Julie Richer and Chris Morrissey of Hingham, and Matt and Lynne Richer of Southborough; her very special family friend Kelly Fitzgerald of Shrewsbury; grandchildren: Greg Richer (and his wife Jena), Andrew Morrissey, Katherine Morrissey, Adam Richer, Daniel Jacobs, and Mary Elise Jacobs, as well as a great-grandchild on the way; her brother Jerome Doyle and his wife Thelma of Hollywood, Florida; and sister in law, Helene Mutti, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother, John Doyle, and sister, Majorie Doyle Emerson.

A celebration of Betty’s life and reception will be planned for this summer.

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