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Ruth E (Hickson) Barchard

March 12, 1945 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 77)

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Ruth E. (Hickson) Barchard, 77, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Ruth was born in Springfield, on March 12, 1945, the daughter of the late Richard and Rose (Griffin) Hickson. Ruth was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1963. She continued her education at Bay Path College and Sacred Heart College in Alabama.  Prior to moving to Florida, Ruth proudly served in the Peace Corps. Ruth was employed by GTE in Florida as a graphic artist and retired after many years.  Ruth enjoyed entertaining and cooking for her family and friends. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Marshall Barchard, three brothers Richard, Roger and Raymond Hickson, and a sister Rosemary Eggleston (Gene) and a niece Courtney Hickson. Ruth is survived by a sister Regina Breglio of Springfield, two brothers Robert Hickson of Springfield and Ralph Hickson and his wife Cynthia of Rye, NH., she also leaves two nieces, Dawn DeVall (Sean) and Katherine Breglio (Paul Hanney) and two nephews Michael Eggleston (Jessica) and William Breglio III (Marianna) and she leaves three great nephews Thomas and Daniel Breglio and Austin DeVall and three great nieces Savannah and Charlotte DeVall and Leila Hanney. Family and friends will gather and remember Ruth on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 10-11a.m. at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA. Followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity. For additional information please visit www.byronkeenan.com

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Services

Time of Remembrance
Friday
April 8, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Funeral Service
Friday
April 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Burial to Follow

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

Donations

Habitat for Humanity
322 W. Lamar Street, Americus GA 31709-9906

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