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Ann C. "Nancy" (Callahan) Richter

May 30, 1933 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 88)


Ann C. “Nancy” Richter, age 88, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Eugene J. Richter, was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Nancy is survived by her five children, their spouses, thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren:  Paul (Suzanne Nixon), and his sons Matthew and Jack and their mother, Margaret; Bob, his wife, Andrea, and their children Stephanie, her husband, Neil and their children, Evelyn, Isabelle and Thomas, Bobby (Erica Peterson), Jamie and his wife Isabelle, Abby and Elizabeth; Peter, his husband Tim; Stephen, his wife, Kim, and their children Jenna and Mia; Ann O’Leary, her husband, Jim, and their children Patrick, Erin, Bridget and Shannon.  She was predeceased by her parents Charles L. Callahan and Ann Killilea Callahan, and siblings, Rev. Robert Callahan, Ruth Ann O’Connor (Ray), Rev. Charles Callahan, Madeline Brock (Richard), Rev. Francis X. Callahan and Jacqueline Lembo (Jerry).


Nancy was born in East Haven and had been a Fairfield resident for over 60 years.  She graduated from East Haven High School and Albertus Magnus College and in her early years worked as a Social Worker for families and children in Bridgeport.  After marrying Gene, the love of her life, she devoted her life to raising her family. She loved nothing more than having a child in her arms and delighted in time spent with her family especially her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A woman of profound Catholic faith, Nancy was an active parishioner for over 50 years of St. Pius X Church where she served on the Parish Council, a CCD and RCIA teacher, a prayer line participant, Book Club member and a volunteer for the annual Church picnic. She also served as a volunteer and patient advocate at St. Vincent’s Medical Center for many years.  Nancy will be affectionately remembered for her engaging spirit and wit.  She followed the preaching of Rev. Richard Rohr, Sister Joan Chittister and many others who emphasized that God’s love is for everyone, that everyone belongs and living your faith is the most important thing one could do.  The family is eternally grateful for the caring hands of Sheila Merchant who provided care and comfort to Nancy.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield.  Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may greet the family at a reception celebrating Nancy’s life following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Holy Family Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107 or St. Anthony of Padua Church, Labyrinth Fund, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield CT 06824.  For information or to offer an online condolence please visit




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Mass of Christian Burial
October 28, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield)
149 S Pine Creek Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

October 28, 2021

11:30 AM
Oak Lawn Cemetery
1530 Bronson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824


Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford CT 06107

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Labyrinth Fund
149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield CT 06824

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