S. Ann Richardson

S. Ann Richardson, S. Abington Twp, formerly of West Scranton, passed away on New Year’s Eve in the Abington Manor Nursing Home.  She was the widow of Robert A. Richardson who passed away in 1988.

Born 1933 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Jesse Hill Peters and was a graduate of the former Scranton Central High School, class of 1951.  She was a member of the Elm Park United Methodist Church.  Ann had been employed as a receptionist for the VNA Hospice for many years.

Surviving are daughters Lynn Fry of S. Abington Twp and Lori Fiorelli of Susquehanna County; son Robert Richardson and his wife Edie of S. Abington Twp; grandchildren Jason, Ryan, Eric, Kayla, Mark and Louie; great grandchildren Ava and Jake; a sister Lucille Johnston of Scranton; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by daughters Sandra McElreath and Susan Semon; son in law Randy Fry; sisters Lois Phillips and Jean Shields.

A celebration of Ann’s life will be held Friday at 6pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St.

Friends may call Friday from 4pm until the time of the service in the funeral home.

Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.

To share a fond memory or to share your sincere condolences please visitwww.vanstonandjames.com.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions to be made to American Diabetes Association (Eastern PA Chapter) PO Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116


  1. Caroline

    Lynn and family I am so sorry for your loss. Lynn when I get back from California we will get together. Love you honey ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ????

  2. Denise Olsen

    I’m so sorry for your loss Lori, Eric and Louie! Love you very much! Here if you need me!

  3. Lori Francesconi

    Lyn I am so so sorry .I will never forget you letting me take family photos early ’80s.. I love you my friend your Mom will always have a special place in my heart . saying prayers for your mom and for my dad as he’s starting his transition as well. Love you all ,? Kayla ,Mark ❤️ Love you

  4. Susan

    Lynn and Chuck and families…thinking of you at this sad time.

  5. Carol Burti

    Lynn and my dear friend Ann(Fergie). How blessed we both were to be able to reconnnect after so many years.Our memories will always have a place in my heart.You taught me so much about TRUTH. I am sad I can’t come to the service since I have COVID. RIP my sincere sympathy. Tweetie

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