Barbara E. (Thompson) Savaria

Barbara E. (Thompson) Savaria, 81, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Savaria, III.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Grace E. (Pittsley) and Arthur C. Thompson, Sr.

A longtime resident of Marion, Mrs. Savaria worked in the mailroom for Berkshire-Hathaway, Inc., as a secretary for Thomas-Young Associates in Marion and as scale house operator for SEMASS in Rochester. Mrs. Savaria was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star in New Bedford.

The Savaria family would like to give special thanks to Buster, Elijah and Jodi and all the staff at Sippican Healthcare Center, Mayfair Unit.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynne Richards of Marion and Sandra Schroth of Wareham; two sisters, Arlene Briggs and Natalie Tripp both of Acushnet; three grandchildren, Jodi Richards-Auld of Marion, Erin Schroth of Providence, RI and Hannah Schroth of Bartlett, NH and three great grandchildren, Dillon, Skylynne and Elijah Richards-Auld. She was predeceased by her son, the late Charles Savaria, IV and her brothers, Garvis, Terrence, George, Arthur and Robert Thompson.

Her funeral service will be Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham at 10:00 AM.  Interment will be in North Marion Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 – 7 PM.

Donations in her memory may be made to Sippican Healthcare Center (Activities Fund), 15 Mill St., Marion, MA 02738. For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

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