Patricia A. (Dexter) Tapper

Patricia A. (Dexter) Tapper, 60, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday April 14, 2013 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of Robert F. Tapper, Jr., with whom she shared 31 years of marriage.

Born in Wareham, the daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice B. (Vossahlik) Dexter, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life.

Mrs. Tapper worked as a self-employed bookkeeper for many years.

She enjoyed spending time on the water in Mattapoisett. She also enjoyed gardening, camping, and fishing. Her fondest memories were times spent with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband; three children, Michael Cadieux and his wife Kendra of Fairhaven, James Tapper and Kathryn Mee and her husband David, all of Mattapoisett; her siblings, John Dexter of Marstons Mills, Janet Raymond and Florence Vossahlik, both of Marion, Janice Southworth and Diane Baron, both of Fairhaven, and Alwyn Dexter of Yarmouthport; two grandchildren, Emma and Matthew Cadieux; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Calvin Dexter, Shirley Houck, Daniel Dexter, Susan Fink, and Chester Dexter, Jr.

Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday April 22, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours will be on Sunday April 21, 2013 from 2-6 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mattapoisett Land Trust, P.O. Box 31, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit For directions and guestbook, please visit

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