Allene M. Richardson

Published: 5/12/2018 4:00:19 AM

Concord, Vt. — Allene Marie Tuttle-Richardson, 72, of Concord, passed away at her home with her loving husband of 55 years, Herbert, and family by her side on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, after a long illness.

Allene was born April 13, 1946, at Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, N.H., to Alfreda Sweet and Allen E. Tuttle, both deceased.

She was the youngest of seven children, three sisters and three brothers. She went to a one-room schoolhouse in North Thetford, Vt., until Junior High, then to Thetford Academy, Thetford Hills, Vt.

On Nov. 11, 1962, she married Herbert C. Richardson, then moved to St. Johnsbury, Vt., then later settled in Concord, Vt.

Family was the most important thing in her life, but she did enjoy her job as a caregiver for many years. Her love for puzzles and reading books only came in second to her love of and passion for nature and gardening. Her favorite places in the world were Maine and Alaska. She collected lighthouses. Her grandchildren were her world and she enjoyed every moment she spent with them.

Allene is survived by her husband of 55 years, Herbert C. Richardson; her sons, Carl and wife Christine, of Edgewood, N.M., Jeff and wife Jane, of Lunenburg, Vt.; one sister, Alma Gray of Norwich, Vt.; her grandchildren, Scott and wife Megan, of Lancaster, N.H., Danielle of Lunenburg, Vt., Megan and husband Brandon, of Lancaster, N.H., Tyler of Lunenburg, and Angel from Edgewood, N.M. She had eight great-grandchildren: Makiah, Bently, Paytin, Ryder, Grayson, Isaiah, Maddox, and Garrison; and two more on the way; also, Katelynn Walker whom she thought of as a grandkid.

Allene was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Valroy Durkee and Varlea Covey; brothers, Brian, William, and Alfred Tuttle; and her son, Steven Carl Richardson.

A gathering will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer Street in St. Johnsbury. Burial will be on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Union Village Cemetery in Norwich.

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