Obituary for Wanda R. Gustafson (Richards)
WATERFORD Wanda R. Gustafson, 94, formerly of Van Schoonhoven Square Apartments died Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Diamond Hill Health Care Facility in Troy. Born in St. Albans, VT she was the daughter of the late Eugene W. and Hortense M. Benoit Richards. She grew up in Latham and was educated in Watervliet schools.
Wanda had been employed as a secretary for 28 years at the former Montgomery Ward Store in Menands. She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford and a former member of the Colonie Senior Citizens. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, bowling and traveling and was very proud of her New England Heritage.
In addition to her parents, Wanda is predeceased by her brother Eugene W. Richards Jr. She is the aunt of Gayle Gerson (George) of Colorado, David Richards of Mechanicville, Heather DeWitt (Greg) and Glenn Richards (Leslie) of Schuylerville. Seven grandnieces and nephews, four great grandnieces and nephews as well as several dear friends also survive.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family and interment will be in Memory’s Garden, Colonie.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.
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