William K. Richey, 81, of Massena

William K. Richey, 81, of Massena

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Massena - William K. Richey, 81, passed away on Sunday night, December 24, 2017 at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, NY, surrounded by his loving family.

Friends and family may be received on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 3:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Massena.

William was born on December 28, 1935 in Brainardsville, NY, the son, of Benjamin and Pearl (LaChance) Richey. He attended Massena High School and married Loretta Everard on January 19, 1957.

He was employed at ALCOA for 31 years retiring on December 31, 1997. He enjoyed drinking coffee while socializing with family, friends and joking around with everyone. He was also an avid sports fan.

William is survived by his wife Loretta of 60 years; a son, Randy and wife Sue of Plattsburgh, NY; two daughters, Cynthia Richey of Massena and Lori and husband Bill Ayers of VA; 5 grandchildren; Mandi Richey, Emily Richey, Joshua (Birttany) Tucker, Derek Richey, Justin Richey; 6 great grandchildren, Taneisha, Deontae, Jayveon Richey, Aaliyah Richey, Lillian, Lola Tucker; a sister, Arlene Smith of Plattsburg, NY. He was predeceased by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Canton-Potsdam Hospital Cancer Center, 50 Leroy St. Potsdam, NY 13676. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family to www.PhillipsMemorial.com.

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