Mattapoisett, It’s Special

To the Editor,

As a teenager growing up in Mattapoisett, in a purple house no less, I did not truly appreciate the magical wonder and blessings of … Mattapoisett … It’s Special. During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season as well as today’s cultural tendency to pay forward the negative, it is too easy to overlook the many daily practices of kindness and compassion. My mom, Nancy T. Rothwell, passed on November 5th at home. The community outpouring of support was immediate and genuine, from Mattapoisett Police Captain Anthony Days responding to the 911 call to provide support above and beyond the call of duty, to the football crew at Chowder House offering strong hands and a tender heart, to the caring staff at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals capturing mom’s essence perfectly. Thank you to all. I am grateful for the affirmation that the true goodness of our individual and collective soul triumphs!

Alieta-Marie Lynch ORR ’82

Branford, CT


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