In memory of
Patricia Mary Richel
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In memory of
Patricia Mary Richel
Patricia Mary Richel Former New Providence nurse & educator traveled in retirement Patricia Mary Richel of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., passed away on Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 81. Born in Newark, N.J., and raised in Springfield, N.J., Patricia spent most of her years in New Providence, N.J., raising her family and then spent her retirement in Point Pleasant Beach. Patricia received her R.N. degree at St Michael's Hospital in Newark, her B.S. from Seton Hall University, and her master's degree from Montclair University. She worked in many areas of nursing and also as a school nurse/health educator and adjunct professor. During her retirement she traveled the world with her husband, spent as much time as she could at the beach when she was home, and volunteered at her granddaughters' schools. She also wrote three children's books with her granddaughter, Faith, who illustrated them. Most importantly, she cherished time with her family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Anthony Richel; children, Elizabeth Donnelly and her husband Martin, Linda Turnbach and her husband Michael; and grandchildren, Faith, Grace, Jack and Kara. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, N.J. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Gertrude's Cemetery in Colonia, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations in Patricia's memory can be made to the Point Pleasant Beach First Aid Squad.
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In memory of
Patricia Mary Richel
Patricia Mary Richel Former New Providence nurse & educator traveled in retirement Patricia Mary Richel of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., passed away on Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 81. Born in Newark, N.J., and raised in Springfield, N.J., Patricia spent most of her years in New Providence, N.J., raising her family and then spent her retirement in Point Pleasant Beach. Patricia received her R.N. degree at St Michael's Hospital in Newark, her B.S. from Seton Hall University, and her master's degree from Montclair University. She worked in many areas of nursing and also as a school nurse/health educator and adjunct professor. During her retirement she traveled the world with her husband, spent as much time as she could at the beach when she was home, and volunteered at her granddaughters' schools. She also wrote three children's books with her granddaughter, Faith, who illustrated them. Most importantly, she cherished time with her family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Anthony Richel; children, Elizabeth Donnelly and her husband Martin, Linda Turnbach and her husband Michael; and grandchildren, Faith, Grace, Jack and Kara. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, N.J. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Gertrude's Cemetery in Colonia, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations in Patricia's memory can be made to the Point Pleasant Beach First Aid Squad.
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Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home
582 Springfield Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090
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