Mary Ida (Laporte) Poitras

Mary Ida (Laporte) Poitras, 82, of Mattapoisett, passed away with loving family by her side on Thursday, October 10, 2013. She was the wife of the late Roland Poitras.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Eva (Lyonnais) Laporte Densmore. Mrs. Poitras was a lifelong resident of Mattapoisett.

Ida cherished every moment of time spent with her loving family and enjoyed being a homemaker.

She was a member of the St. Anthony Women’s Guild and a recipient of the Marian Medal. She also was a Red Hat Society member and enjoyed bowling, playing cards and games.

She is survived by her children, Elaine Brightman (Ken) of Florida, Denise Conton (Rich) of Mattapoisett, James Poitras (Carolyn) of CT, Lillian Tiernan (Doug) of Rochester, Lynne Foley (Pat) of Rochester, Kathy Fuller (Bill) of Acushnet, Brenda Adams (Jeff) of Berkley, David Poitras (Gretchen) of Marion, Roland Poitras, Jr. (Stacy) of W. Wareham; her sister, Ann Brescia (George) of Orleans; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Raymond Laporte.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10am at St. Anthony’s Church, 22 Barstow St. in Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Bedford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 4-8pm at the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Donations in Ida’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445.

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