Priscilla B. (Senna) Dean, 80, of New Bedford, daughter of the late Jose B. and Maria (Marianho) Senna, died August 17, 2014 after a long battle with Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, COPD and Osteoporosis. She was born in New Bedford where she lived most of her life except for nine years when she lived in Mattapoisett with her companion the late Edward L. Dexter. In her younger years, she was employed as a stitcher and a house cleaner. She was a member of the Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. She loved spending time with her family and friends, collecting dolls, doing puzzles, crafts and looked forward to hosting her Friday night prayer meetings.
Survivors include three sons, Brian Dean and his wife Janice, Wayne Dean and his wife Isabel and Michael Dean and his wife Lisa all of New Bedford; four daughters Donna Wagner, Linda Dean and her companion Martin both of New Bedford, Dotty Gidley and her husband David of CT and Lisa Westgate and her husband Gary of Freetown; a brother Arthur B. Senna of New Bedford; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Joseph, Daniel, Gilbert, Gabriel and Dorothy Senna, Delores Gallery, Clara Alves, Shirley Oliveira, Lillian Santos and Esther Kirk.
Her Funeral will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8am from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a Funeral Mass at 9am at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 121 Mt. Pleasant St., New Bedford. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8pm. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery.