GRANBY — Joyce E. Richards, 77, of Granby, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Jan. 26, 2020 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego, after enduring a brief illness.
She was born in Yonkers, New York, to the late Grace Cooper Collins.
Mrs. Richards was a longtime resident of Fulton, having moved there in 1958. She was a past leader with 4-H, a member of the United Methodist Women, Bowen’s Corners Church; and a former member of the Cody Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary where she was also an active volunteer with the annual fundraising events.
She was pre-deceased by her grandson, Jacob Richards, and her siblings and in-laws Patricia and Harry Henze, and John and Joyce Collins.
Mrs. Richards is survived by her husband of 59 years, Nelson Richards Sr. of Fulton; their sons, Michael (Susie) Richards of Fulton, and Thomas (Kitty) Richards of Massachusetts; her two brothers, Gilbert (Shirley) Collins of Fulton and James (Ellen) Zahakos of Massachusetts; two granddaughters, Grace and Corinne Richards; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc.
A Memorial Service will follow at 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home, 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, with the Rev. Mary Johnson officiating.
Burial will be private.