Karen J. Rickard

Karen J. Rickard, 61, of Loch Lomond Road, Seekonk passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at her home. She was the wife of Vincent B. Rickard.   Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late George and Lorraine (Relle) Mello.  Karen was an  Accounts Receivable Manager for The Paint Shoppe in East Providence for the last 23 years. She enjoyed Ball Room Dancing, Zumba, and was an avid  animal lover.   Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Ashley Blakeley of California and Taylor Rickard and her husband Brandon Borges of Seekonk, one granddaughter, Brooke Blakeley and one sister, Cheryl Parent of Bristol. She was the sister of the late Sandra Totman.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday  at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will be in North Burial Ground, Bristol. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4-8 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory can be made to the  RI SPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915.