Ada (Heuberger) Moss

Ada (Heuberger) Moss, age 90, of Kingston, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Kingston on Friday, December 28, 2012.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Helmuth and Ellen (Fowler) Heuberger, she lived in Mattapoisett for 37 years, moved to St. Johnsbury, VT for four years, and spent her last 50 years in Duxbury and Kingston.  She was the wife of the late Wilfred Moss.

A graduate of Fairhaven High School, Ada married in 1944, raised four children, and traveled the world in her later years.  A high energy fitness buff blessed with excellent health, she was a Life Member at Rockland Country Club, played her last round in May of this year, and as an adult went to the gym regularly through her 90th year.  She played duplicate bridge for over 50 years and always strove to keep her mind and body active.  Most of all, she loved her role as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  A lifelong member of the Congregational Church, she was a member of churches in Mattapoisett, St. Johnsbury, and for 50 years, of the Pilgrim Church in Duxbury.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters: Thomas Moss and wife Carol of Hingham and Mattapoisett, Patricia Moss of Newport, RI, Christine Bettencourt of Carver and Andrew Moss and wife Liz of Plymouth; one sister, Ellen Downing of Mattapoisett; six grandchildren: Victoria Bernstein and husband Todd of Hingham and Plymouth, Robin Moss of South Boston, Matthew Bettencourt of Carver, Alicia Moss of Abington, Andrew Jr. and Robert Moss both of Plymouth; two great-grandchildren: William Bernstein and Charlotte Bernstein; and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of nine siblings, all of Mattapoisett: the late Gladys Ellis, Ruth Heuberger, Beryl Roylance, Albert Heuberger, William Heuberger, Chester Heuberger, Milton Heuberger and Helmuth Heuberger, Jr.

Visiting hours were held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, (Route 106), Kingston, on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Her funeral service was held at the Pilgrim Church of Duxbury, 404 Washington Street, Duxbury, on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

Burial followed at the Cushing Cemetery, Mattapoisett at 12:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ada’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 0170

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