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Connie Jean Richardson

January 1, 1949 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 70)

Connie Jean Richardson passed away peacefully on June 28, 2019, at the age of 70, after bravely battling pancreatic cancer for almost two years. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert M. McCaslin and Lorraine Taix McCaslin. She is survived by her husband Bob Richardson, her brother Bobby McCaslin (Phyllis), and her four children Jeffrey Richardson (Tina), Kevin Richardson (Chris), Conner Richardson (Michelle), and Megan Pinto (Steve). Her grandchildren, who meant the world to her, are Andrew, Colin, Maggie, Brooke, Emma, Miles, Mila, Micah, and Sam. She is also survived by many cousins and nieces and nephews. A native of New Orleans and a longtime resident of Metairie, Connie founded The Little Red Schoolhouse of Metairie with her partner Debbie Schweter in 1975. Over the past 44 years, it has grown from a small two-room schoolhouse to one of the largest and most admired pre-schools in the Greater New Orleans area, enriching the young minds of thousands of students. Connie was known for making everyone around her feel special and loved, and she had a gift of turning almost anyone she encountered into a lifelong friend and any event into a celebration. Visitation will occur on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA, with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to Le Petit Theatre at http://www.lepetittheatre.com/support.html

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