Vania M (Cavalcanti) Richardson -- Westerly

Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory Vania Maria (Cavalcanti) Richardson, 67, of Seawinds Terrace, Westerly, passed away on Tuesday morning, December 18, 2012 at her home.

She is survived by her husband, Willoughby F. Richardson III of Westerly; their son Scott Richardson and his wife Elizabeth and their two children of Munich, Germany; their daughter Danielle Woods and her husband John of Raynham, MA and their two children; her mother Heiette and brother Paul Cavalcanti of Miami, FL.

Mrs. Richardson was born in Campo Grande, Brazil on July 19, 1945, the daughter of Heiette de Menezes and the late Paulo Cavalcanti.

Vania spent years as a homemaker and working in various retail positions, including The Visitor’s Pavilion in Frankfurt, Germany; Newport Fabrics in Westerly; and Filene’s in Waterford, CT. She enjoyed tennis, golfing, gardening, cooking, sewing and quilting; as well as spending time with her grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm Street, Westerly. There will be no procession from the funeral home. There are no calling hours. Burial will take place at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly.

Funeral services are under the direction of Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The ALS Association, RI Chapter or to Home and Hospice Care of RI.

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Reported: 12/19/12 (Show all obituaries for this day)

By: Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)

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