Claudia “Timmie” M. (Smith) Sherman

Claudia “Timmie” M. (Smith) Sherman, 86, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

She was the wife of the late William E. C. Sherman.

Born in Mattapoisett, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Claudia (Gannon) Smith.

Claudia had previously lived in Ft. Pierce, Florida and Dennis, Massachusetts before moving back to New Bedford five years ago.

She was a L.P.N. and Home Healthcare Worker for many years before retiring.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, dancing and especially loved spending time with her granddaughter Cailin Sherman.

She is survived by her children, Patricia “Patty” Motta and her husband John of New Bedford with whom she resided, Belinda Sherman and her spouse Cynthia Ferreira of New Bedford, David Sherman of New Bedford, William Sherman and his wife Joann of New Bedford, Bruce Sherman of Acushnet, Malcolm Sherman of New Bedford, Steven Sherman and his wife Tina of Dennisport and Kenneth Sherman and his wife Diane of Florida; two brothers, Robert Smith and his wife Carol and Toot Smith; 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

She was also the mother-in-law of the late Christine and Diana Sherman.

Her visiting hours will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 4-7 PM in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Burial will take place at a later time in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor may be made to, Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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