Florence Richardson, 87

Built bombers during World War II

January 31, 2008|By Jacques Kelly

Florence Richardson, a homemaker who worked in defense during World War II, died of dementia complications Jan. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. The former Belair-Edison resident was 87.

Born Florence Little in Baltimore and raised on Eager Street, she attended Eastern High School. In 1941 she married Eugene Richardson, a taxi owner. Throughout World War II, she helped construct bombers at the Eastern Aircraft factory, formerly a General Motors plant.

She lived on Kenyon Avenue from 1953 until she moved to Perry Hall in 2004 with a son.

She was active in Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church parish and the United Third District Democratic Club.

Services were held Jan. 23.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick Richardson of Bel Air and Michael Richardson of Perry Hall; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1987.

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