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Laura Richards

March 15, 1955 — December 28, 2021

Liberty, New York

Laura Richards

Laura Richards of Liberty, NY a life long area resident, passed away on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst, NY. She was 66 years old.

The daughter of the late George “Tobi” and Thelma Mae Baker Lake, she was born March 15th, 1955 at Old Loomis Hospital in Liberty, NY.

She is pre-deceased by her sister, Christine Lake.

Laura had worked as a substitute teacher at the Liberty Central School District for many years & prior to that was a teacher’s aide at BOCES Alternative School in Youngsville, NY. She was an avid cross stitcher and quilter and made many beautiful things that will be displayed at her memorial service.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Richards; her daughter, Tara Scaringi (husband James); her son Ashton Richards (wife Johanna); grandchildren, Nico, Kate, Emma & Vienna who were the light of her life. She leaves behind two brothers, Ralph Lake (wife Lauren) and Timothy Lake (wife Judy); her nieces and nephews, Adam, Tobi, Jaime, Ashley, Chris, Danielle, Maxine & Lexi.

A memorial service will be held in May 2022. Details to come.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Liberty, NY.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200

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