Theresa M. (Travis) Counsell

Theresa M. (Travis) Counsell, 87, of New Bedford died March 31, 2013 at Sippican Healthcare Center after a brief illness.

She was the wife of Alden W. Counsell.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Henry and Theresa (Silvia) Travis, she lived in New Bedford and Mattapoisett most of her life.

Mrs. Counsell was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church.

She enjoyed cooking, crafts and travel.

Survivors include her husband; 2 sons, John A. Counsell and his wife Pat of East Wareham and Joseph M. Counsell of New Bedford; a daughter, Ann C. Peardon and her husband John of Buzzards Bay; a sister, Helen Pullman of Concord, NH; 2 nieces, Bettye Finger of South Dartmouth and Barbara Scofield of New Hampshire; and a great-niece, Abigail Finger of South Dartmouth.

She was the mother of the late David K. Counsell.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 AM in St. Julie Billiart Church. Burial will follow in Acushnet Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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