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Irene Richards Baxter

  • Birth 12 Dec 1919 Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 15 Apr 2012 Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 89177715

ATHOL -- Irene A. (Richards) Baxter, 92, of Carpenter Road, died on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, following an illness.

Born in Athol on Dec. 12, 1919, she was a daughter of Corydon and Ella (Wyman) Richards and grew up in Athol.

She was married to Harold E. Baxter who predeceased her.

Employed by the L. S. Starrett Company in Athol for over 25 years before retiring, both she and her husband were members of the Starrett 25 Year Club.

Irene was a member of the Eastern Star.

She was an avid animal lover and had enjoyed raising sheep and horses on her property. She also had enjoyed shopping.

Survivors include her brother, Wesley Richards of North Carolina; and nephews, Rand Richards of New Hampshire and Ronald Richards of North Carolina; and a friend and neighbor who helped her, Jason Erali of Athol.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services and interment in Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Athol Animal Control, c/o Athol Police Dept., 280 Exchange St., Athol, Mass. 01331.

Witty's Funeral Homes of Athol and Orange are directing the arrangements.

Guest book and directions are available online at





  • Created by: karen jennings
  • Added: 26 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89177715
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Irene Richards Baxter (12 Dec 1919–15 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89177715, citing Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by karen jennings (contributor 47062067) .