Dorothy T. Richardson, 91, of Wallingford, wife of the late Lee V. Richardson, passed away on February 9, 2014. Born October 11, 1922 in New Haven to the late Joseph and Vandina Stephens Fidalgo. Mother of Richard Pouncey Sr. of West Haven, Charlette Topley-Bird of England, Terez Murphy of Tolland, Lea Oliver and her husband Elliott of CA; sisters, Ernestine Murray & Lorraine Fidalgo both of New Haven; daughter-in-law, Margie Pouncey of New Haven. Dorothy also leaves a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her sons, Ronald and Doug Pouncey; sister, Gloria Stoute; brothers, Ernest Saunders, Melvin Williams, Sr. & Lorenzo Fidalgo; and sons-in-law, Bryan Murphy and Martin Topley. Dorothy was a bookkeeper for JCPenney for many years. She was a volunteer at the Masonic Home and Skyview Hospital in Wallingford. A very active lady, Dorothy loved volunteering, walking, traveling, nature, reading and gardening. She will be sadly missed by many family members and friends. Special mention: Edith Pouncey, Patricia Marion, Drayton Bird, William Conlon, and Dorothy Nobles. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, February 15th from 8 to 10:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden followed by her Funeral Service in the funeral home at 10:00. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven.

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  1. …I remember Dorothy as a very loving, respectable, and caring person. My family always had nothing but great praise for her, as I myself did. My nieces, her granddaughters, loved her so very much. Dorothy made such a wonderful impact on many people’s lives. May God bless her and keep her always, for she will always be remembered in many prayers to come… …love always, Bill’s sister, Elizabeth Conlon…

  2. mom’ you have earned your sanctified rest’ we will miss you so much’ i think of our talks and the wisdom you shared with me. you fought a good fight but we all have a date with the master. pray the rivers of our fathers carried you home peacefully. you were such a proud person and the tie that binded the family. made such a impression on my life and changed many things for me. we were blessed to have you. will not be sad or selfish over lost’ comfort self with you in better place . will miss the way you called my name ‘ love you much ‘god bless ;your son paul

  3. My parents never had a better friend than you .Aunt Dot. We will remember you and your family for a long time to come. Fondly, Gail Mailhot Bartelli. Ocean Ridge, Florida February 13, 2014

  4. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Dottie – Aunt Dottie as she was known to our children – will be remembered as a truly wonderful neighbor and friend, and she will be dearly missed. Most sincerely, Bill and Angela Levine

  5. To each of the Beloved children and all of the remaining family members of Mrs. Richardson I extend my sincerest and deepest Sympathy even though I am unable to be there at this time you all are in my thoughts and prayers for God to give you the strength to endure this trying time .In Gods word it tells us that weeping endures for a night but Joy comes with the morning This is the time for her family to come and celebrate the life of that beautiful women with Joy, who was know as Mother,Grandmother Great,Great Grandmother,Sister and all of the other titles which she held and may the Grace of God be with each of you now and ever more In the name of Jesus Christ. Betty J Worley Boston MA

  6. With sorrow in our heart on your loss Sis Monique, Officers and Members of Sheba Chapter #1 Ansonia, Ct. Worthy Matron T. Robinson and Worthy Patron G. Gatison.

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