Lydia M. (Richter) Maher

Died: Mon., Apr. 7, 2014


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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7:30 PM Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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New Bedford - Lydia M. (Richter) Maher, 81, died Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital.
     Born June 3, 1932, in Alsace-Lorraine, France, she was the daughter of the late Auguste and Louise (Brefie) Richter.  She came to this country in 1951 and lived in New Bedford most of her life.  She was employed by Baybank for many years until her retirement.
     Lydia loved to read, make dolls, knit, crochet and watch NCIS.  She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, Kristle and Nikolas, and niece, Brandi.
     She leaves behind her sons, Brian Maher and his wife, Dori of New Bedford, and Wayne Maher and his wife, Kathy of New Milford, CT; her daughters, LouAnn Maher of Deland, FL, and Tina Oliveira and her husband, John of New Bedford; her sister, Nicole Michalski of New Bedford; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was the mother of the late Robert A. Maher and grandmother of the late Brian M. Maher, Jr.
     Visiting hours are 5 - 8 P.M., Wednesday with a service at 7:30 P.M. at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.
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