Mary C. Richards, age 58, of Madison, WI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 10 at 12 o’clock noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon, with the Rev. Fr. Michael Petri presiding. Visitation will be held on on Friday, October 10 from 10 am until the time of the service at noon at the church. Interment will take place at St. Malachy Cemetery in Horicon, WI. with a luncheon to follow back at the church.Mary was born the daughter of Leroy & Lauretta (Holbach) Peters on July 22, 1956 in Beaver Dam, WI. She was a graduate of Horicon High School and attended UW Madison. She was employed as a legal assistant for over 27 years working with Attorney Richard Pitzner. One of her greatest honors of her life was working for Attorney Pitzner at both Murphy Desmond and Dewitt Ross & Stevens. She had many wonderful co-workers and friends. Mary especially treasured the friendship of her best friend Jo Jean Murphy for all of her support and love throughout the years- she is the true definition of a friend and Mary will never forget her. She was united in marriage on December 25, 2009 to Edwin Barrington Richards in Madison.Mary is survived by: her mother- Lauretta Peters of Horicon. Her husband Edwin of Madison., Her children- Jason (Sheila) Henry of Madison, Jamie (James) Phillips of Madison, Barrisha B. Richards of Madison, Edwin Richards, Jr. of Madison, and Edwin Richards III of Madison. Her 5 grandchildren- Parker Henry, Preston Henry, Londyn Henry, Kamrun Phillips, and Savanah Phillips. Her siblings- Helen (Ron) Oszuscik of Neosho, Michael Peters of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Philip Peters of Burnett. Her in laws- Loridon (Bernice) Richards of Florida. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.She was preceded in death by her father.*Special thanks to Dr. Dusty Deming and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, as well as, Dr. Kinsley and Kat at Agrace Hospice for all of their wonderful care and support to Mary and her entire family.Memorials may be directed to Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg or the UW Carbone Cancer Center.