Greenfield Recorder (MA) Originally published on: Thursday, May 08, 2008
VERNON, Vt. -- Mildred E. (Chapin) Richotte, 91, formerly of Greenfield, a resident of Vernon, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at the nursing facility following a period of declining health.
A native of Yonkers, N.Y., she was born on August 21, 1916 to Arthur and Rosalyn (Emmette) Chapin. Mildred moved with her parents and family to Greenfield, MA as a child, where she attended local public schools, graduating from Greenfield High School in the Class of 1935.
Following her graduation, she worked for several years for the former Franklin County Public Hospital, in the housekeeping department.
She enjoyed several leisure time activities including crossword puzzles, reading, shopping and spending time with her family.
Mildred is lovingly remembered by her devoted grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Robert A. Richotte, Jr., and his wife Bonnie, of Vernon, who were her caregivers. Additionally she leaves her loving great-granddaughters: Kerry Ann Mulverhill and her husband, Chad, and their son, Dane of Vernon, Vt. and Jennifer Lee Richotte of Vernon. Mildred is also survived by her stepdaughter, Sally Gore of Wilmington, Vt., and her daughter-in-law, Janet Richotte LeClaire of Winchester, N.H. She was predeceased by her husbands: Arthur Richotte in 1950, Alexander Lukow in 1994; her son, Robert Arthur Richotte in 1978; her grandson, Ricky Richotte in 1982, and by her brothers, Edward and Charles Chapin.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family following cremation with inurnment to take place in the St. Anne's Cemetery, Turners Falls, MA, with the Rev. T. McKeown, interim pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Greenfield to officiate.