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Richard H "Dick" Warburton
Oct 20, 2020

Richard H "Dick" Warburton, MD, 86 years, passed away quietly at St. Luke's Hospital on October 20, 2020 surrounded by his family.
Dick Warburton was born in Groton, MA and grew up in New Bedford. He attended Tufts University both as an undergraduate and as a medical school student. He served proudly as a Flight Surgeon, for the US Air Force. As a young Intern, his goal was to become a General Practitioner like his father. When Dr. Warburton earned a spot in the residency program at Women & Infants Hospital, for Obstetrics (formerly the Providence Lying-In Hospital) he found his life-long calling. He returned to New Bedford in 1962 and joined New Bedford Obstetrical, and helped to build the practice now known as HealthCare for Women.
In 2008, Dr. Warburton retired after a rewarding medical career delivering over 10,000 babies. During his career and continuing after retirement he was deeply involved in the Southeastern Massachusetts community. He is a past President of the Interchurch Council of Greater New Bedford, a Member of the Board of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, of New Bedford, and an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Dartmouth and Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford. He was also committed to other community service projects supported by: the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, the United Way, The New Bedford Luncheon Club and Buttonwood Park Zoo. Dick believed that joy was rooted in service to others and held to a philosophy that happy people do better in the long run. An eternal optimist, he believed that "we do the best we can while we're here."
Even though Dick was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2013, he remained committed to advancing medicine and science. He participated in a 3-year research project through Rhode Island's Butler Hospital to study the impact of deep brain stimulation on the early state of the disease. He was a firm believer that through science a treatment or cure will be found.
Dick was dedicated to his family. He is predeceased by Barbara, his wife of 47 years and upon his death, he leaves his wife Norma Olivier Warburton. He was devoted to his three children, Pamela Mirick of Bristol, RI, Richard Jr of Mansfield, MA and Lynne Najarian of Milford, MA, his nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be provided in his memory to: The Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford/Wareham or the charity of your choice.
Due to COVID-19, his private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford. For online guestbook, visit

Barbara L. (Lawn) Mansfield
Oct 19, 2020

Barbara L. (Lawn) Mansfield, 75, of Mattapoisett passed away suddenly October 19, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.
She was the wife of William E. "Bill" Mansfield, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage.
Barbara grew up in Philadelphia where she graduated from Westown prep school. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in Education. Subsequently she became a personnel director for the John Wanamaker corporation in Philadelphia. When Wanamaker had financial problems she moved to Connecticut and became a personnel director for the Caldor Corporation. When the engineering company that Bill worked for got sold Bill moved back to Mattapoisett and rented his condo to Barbara. He often jokes that she never paid her rent on time so he got to know her by chasing her around as she traveled frequently.
Barbara loved boating and was a great first mate on our trawler yacht and never missed pulling in the mooring line. She loved Mattapoisett and particularly Ned's Point. She was a great lover of animals particularly the deer that frequent our yard. Her greatest joy was sitting in a chair with her cat on her lap looking out over Mattapoisett harbor.
Barbara is survived by her husband Bill and step children Carol Mansfield of Mattapoisett and Jay Mansfield of Bourne.
Her private Funeral Service was held in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery. For online guestbook, visit

Beverly Morey Farwell
Oct 14, 2020

Beverly Morey Farwell, 95, of Buzzards Bay, formerly of Mattapoisett, passed away on October 14, 2020, at Tobey Hospital, following a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Donald P. Farwell with whom she shared 71 years of marriage. Born in Mattapoisett, daughter of the late Francis K. Morey and Ethel (Dexter) Morey, she lived in Mattapoisett and Sharon most of her life.
She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, Bridgewater State College, and Boston University where she received a Masters Degree in Library Science. She taught in Athol, MA, New Brunswick, NJ, and Sharon, MA, until her 1986 retirement after 40 years of teaching.
Beverly was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers' Association, an active supporter of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, and a dedicated volunteer at the Zeiterion Theater and Mattapoisett Library.
She and Donald enjoyed travel, with frequent vacations to Bermuda and winters on Marco Island. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Beverly enjoyed opera and was an avid reader, belonging to several book clubs. She knit hats and sweaters for newborns at St. Luke's Hospital, chaired the Old Women's Colony Fellowship knitters group, which sent hats, blankets and sweaters to Massachusetts General Hospital, and was a faithful blood donor.
She is survived by her brother, Francis C. Morey of Dartmouth; her nephew, David F. Morey and his wife Cheryl of Mattapoisett; three nieces, Susan J. Dias and her husband John of Dartmouth, Sandra Bartlett and her husband Rollin of Barrington, RI, and Joanne Farwell Hess and Warren Sodt of Clearwater, FL; seven great nephews, Daniel M. Johnson, Gregory P. Margis, Charles D. Margis, Christopher D. Morey, Charles M. Beeghly III, George W. Bartlett, and Nathan S. Bartlett; and eight great-great nieces.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Florence M. Morey and Catherine L. Macomber; her nephew, James C. Macomber; and her great niece, Elizabeth A. Morey
Due to the Covid virus, a limited visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 to 10:00 am at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., (Rt. 6), Mattaposiett. A private service and burial will follow. Her service will be available on Zoom. E-mail David Morey for log-in details at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, PO Box 284, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or to the Zeiterion Theater, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740. For online obituary and guestbook, visit

Robert A. "Bob" Potter, Jr.
Oct 07, 2020

Robert A. "Bob" Potter, Jr. of Rochester, MA died unexpectedly on October 7, 2020.
He was born on September 29, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio to Patricia Herbert Potter and the late Robert A. Potter, Sr.
Bob was known for his charisma and optimism and his ability to speak and connect with anyone. He was also renowned for his candor and never being afraid to speak his mind, but he knew how to give hard truths with a healthy dose of humor. His sense of humor was loved by all. He never took himself too seriously, and was always ready for a good laugh, often at his own expense. Bob's work ethic was unsurpassed. He was always completing projects and planning new ones for the future. If something was broken his family could just place it on his workbench and knew it would be fixed.
His natural leadership ability led him to attend West Point, where he graduated on June 6, 1973. He continued his military career for over 27 years, which took him and his family throughout the United States, Turkey, Germany and finally back to West Point. He earned a PhD in Engineering. At West Point, he raised his family and taught in the Engineering Department for nine years before retiring in 2000. After retiring from the Army, he and his family moved to Massachusetts, where he began teaching at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. A short time later, he became the Dean of the School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management (SECCM). During this time, Bob worked hard to make SECCM a nationally recognized program. The strength of this program was instrumental in the conception, funding, and construction of the new SECCM building.
Bob could be found on the weekends getting coffee and going for walks with his wife, Patty, in the cranberry bogs near their home in Rochester, MA. Bob enjoyed living in Rochester, often referring to it as "God's Country". After his son, Chet, started playing hockey at 4 years old, Bob became an avid hockey parent. When Chet began attending RWU, Bob became the catalyst for the creation of the RWU club hockey team. Over the last 11 years, Bob managed the team that is now recognized as a top club hockey team in the country. Other activities that he enjoyed include maintaining his cars and home and playing racquetball.
Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia "Patty" Ades Potter; his mother, Patricia H. Potter and sister Rebecca "Becky" Page; his children Lindsay Sezen and her husband Ismail, Kendall Andrade and her husband Brandon, and Chester "Chet" Potter and his fiancee, Grace Trow; and his beloved grandchildren Safiye, Kennedy, Ibrahim, Teagan, Nesibe and Bristol.
His public visitation will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett, followed by a private memorial service in Rochester, MA. He will be buried at West Point Cemetery at a later date. Attendees must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Capacity at the funeral home will be limited so there could be wait times outside the funeral home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name may be made to either the Robert A. Potter, Jr. Endowed Scholarship or the RWU Club Hockey Team, please visit For online condolence book, please visit

Lynn A. Motta
Oct 06, 2020

Lynn A. Motta, 62, of Mattapoisett passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 after a period of declining health.
She grew up in Glastonbury, CT with her late mother, Hilda (Braz) Harrop and father, William Harrop of Mattapoisett. She was the biological daughter of the late Edward Motta. Lynn adored her mother, Hilda.
Despite her medical challenges, she spent her time caring for her father and taking joyrides with her boyfriend, Joe. She always loved scenic rides, enjoying the beauty her town had to offer.
Lynn attended Mt. St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford, CT. She always loved to read, spend time with her friends, go out to eat (especially at the Courtyard in Fairhaven), and she was an active member of the AA community. She spent most of her earlier life doing secretarial work, and as she faced challenges with her health later in life, she spent a couple years helping care for her four-legged friend, Pax.
She is survived by her son, Tyler Curtis and his girlfriend Amy Nahigyan of Fairhaven; her beloved grandson, Colin Curtis, whom she took great pride in; her boyfriend, Joseph Platinsky of Mattapoisett; and her step-mother, Edie Motta of Florida.
Lynn will be remembered for her kind heart. Despite challenges that she faced, she always wanted to do better. Lynn will be missed very much by Joe, her family, and her friends.
No funeral services are scheduled at this time. For online guestbook, visit

Robert A. Simmons
Oct 05, 2020

Robert A. Simmons, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Marlene A. (Newberg) Simmons, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late William and Beatrice (Adams) Simmons.
Bob was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School, class of 1954, where he was a member of the New England Champion Swim Team. He went on to serve as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge from the service he attended the University of Rhode Island, graduating in 1963. He then began his teaching career in Dartmouth where he was as a physical education teacher and track and cross country coach for 34 years. During the summer months he worked as assistant camp director at YMCA Camp Massasoit.
He was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, SAR, the Pythagorean Lodge AF & AM, the MBBA of Cape Cod, Board of Directors of Sippican Rod & Gun Club, and Boy Scout Troop 53 in Mattapoisett.
Bob enjoyed the company of his black labs over the years starting with Kizzy, then Molly, Daisy, and lastly Misty.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene; his son, Robert Simmons, Jr. and his wife Debbie of New Hampshire; two daughters, Robin Mayo of Mattapoisett and Laurie Simmons of Davis, CA; five grandchildren, Lindsay Tentindo and her husband Dr. Greg Tentindo of Missouri, Kate Simmons of New Hampshire; Erin Mayo and her finace Keith Pedro of Fairhaven; Sarah White and her husband Mike of New Hampshire; and Nicholas Mayo and his partner Jennifer of Mattapoisett; five great-grandchildren, Avery Rose of Fairhaven, Sloane and Reagan of Missouri, Adriana of Mattapoisett, and Natalie of New Hampshire.
He was predeceased by his brother, William Simmons of Cumberland, RI.
Bob's family would like to thank the staff at The Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility for their kindness and special care.
Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name may be made to the National MS Society, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451 or the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, P.O. Box 284, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For online guestbook, visit

Augustine L. "Gus" Medeiros, Jr.
Sep 30, 2020

Augustine L. "Gus" Medeiros, Jr., age 72, of Westport, passed away after a brief illness, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Augustine L. Medeiros and the late Helen (Souza) Medeiros, he was a lifelong resident of Westport. He had worked for many years as an auto mechanic, retiring from A & A Auto of Fairhaven.
Father of the late Leslie Medeiros formerly of Swansea, he is survived by: his wife, Mary Sue (Tharp) Medeiros of Westport; his sons, Brian Medeiros (wife Ann Marie) of Fall River, Darren Medeiros (fiancee Malinda Moniz) of Dartmouth; step-children, Stephanie Perry (companion Dave Oliveira) of Fall River and John Perry, Jr. of Westport; grandchildren, Tyler, Zoie, Fallon, and Lucas; a large extended family, and many friends.
A kind and generous soul, Gus was always willing to help. He received the Marian Medal from the Fall River Diocese in 2018, as a St. Anne's Parish member, in recognition for his dedicated service to the church.
Gus was a loyal and loving family-man, who enjoyed reading, watching sports, and performing his charitable work as president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He is loved, missed, and will always be remembered.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Calling Hours to be held in Silva-Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford Street, Fall River, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with strict adherence to state mandates designed to mitigate the spreading of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All will be required to wear masks (covering both nose and mouth) and to maintain social/physical distancing while in the funeral home - with patience and understanding appreciated, in light of building occupancy limits.
His Funeral Mass will be offered in Our Lady of Grace Church on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 am. Committal Service and interment will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Gathering at the funeral home prior to mass is private.
Family members are always grateful for relatives and friends wishing to make in-person expressions of kindness and support. But in consideration of the pandemic, those who have flu-like symptoms, or who are at risk due to compromised health conditions, are kindly urged to convey sympathy online or by mail.
To ensure that family receive any and all online condolences you may wish to share, please submit only to the funeral home's website [ at "Sign Guestbook" or "Send Sympathy Card"] and not through a third party. Thank you!
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Augustine's memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Anne's Chapter, Attn: Claudette Leduc, 163 Cambridge St., Fall River, MA 02721.

Richard Winterbottom
Sep 23, 2020

Richard Winterbottom, 81, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of 35 years to Cecelia "Cissy" Ramos of Fairhaven.
Born in Acushnet, son of the late Albert and Doris (Brun) Winterbottom, he lived most of his life in Fairhaven. Dick served in the Air Force and later was the owner/operator of Dick's Gulf Station in Fairhaven for many years where he was known for giving customers a free pumpkin. He also loved farming and was most recently known for his vegetable farm in Mattapoisett known as Winterbottom Farm and participating in local farmers markets for years.
He enjoyed golfing and playing tennis and had been a member of the Reservation Golf Course, a lifetime member of the NRA and the Republican National Committee. He also enjoyed playing BINGO, country music and even was able to go to a Carrie Underwood concert. He loved being on the farm, on his tractor and excavator and hanging with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Mark Winterbottom of Fairhaven, Kim Botelho and her husband James of Dartmouth, Todd Winterbottom and his wife Rhonda of Maine, Jill Fletcher of Fairhaven, Russell Winterbottom and his wife Tracy and Richard Winterbottom all of FL; his companion, Cissy and her children, Andre Ramos, Jude Moitoza and their children and the late Tanya Ramos; three sisters, Bette Huyser and her companion Jack Gallagher of Nantucket, Mary Winterbottom of Fairhaven and Nancy Rendal and her husband Ed of Easton; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his sister Joan Shaw and brother Thomas Winterbottom.
In accordance with his wishes services will be private. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.

Timothy J. Watterson
Sep 22, 2020

Timothy J. Watterson, 63, of Mattapoisett died September 22, 2020 unexpectedly at home.
He was the husband of Cathleen J. Dupont.
Born in Newport, RI, son of the late Frederick J. and Mary C. (Dudley) Watterson, he lived in Newport until 1987 and then moving to Mattapoisett in 1991.
He was formerly employed by Liberty Mutual as a financial auditor for 40 years until his retirement last year.
He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.
Mr. Watterson enjoyed running, walking his dog Archie and tutoring GED students.
Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Paige Watterson of Mattapoisett; 3 brothers, David Watterson and his wife Lynn of Warwick, RI, Paul Watterson and his wife Barbara of Sarasota, FL and Robert Watterson and his wife Mary of Newport, RI; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His funeral will be held on Monday, September 28th at 9 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Columba's Cemetery in Middletown, RI. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 27th from 2-5 pm. Please be advised that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are strict guidelines that must be adhered to for the safety of everyone. You MUST wear a mask to be allowed entry to the services. Please practice social distancing and avoid any close contact. Guests will be permitted to pay their respects and depart to allow the next guests to enter. Capacity at the funeral home will be limited so there could be wait times outside the funeral home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. For directions and guestbook, please visit

Joyce (Harrison) Lariviere
Sep 21, 2020

Joyce (Harrison) Lariviere, 77, of Fairhaven passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of John J. Lariviere.
Born in Queens, NY, a daughter of the late Clifford and Marion (Brais) Harrison she previously lived in Mattapoisett, North Carolina, Brooklyn, NY, and Tafton, PA.
Mrs. Lariviere graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1961 where she was the head cheerleader. Joyce worked as a sales manager for Dillard's and Macy's and a coordinator at Copeland Manufacturing. Joyce was very skilled at crafting. She loved toll painting and refinishing antique furniture and her homes. Mrs. Lariviere enjoyed riding horseback and extensive travelling with her husband who served in the United States Air Force.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John "David" Lariviere of Abilene, TX; a daughter, Michele Lariviere of Milford, PA; a brother, David Harrison of Fairhaven; four grandchildren, Chealsea Lariviere, Jennifer Gaspari, Kyleigh Smith, and McKenna Smith; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Carol Cotter.
Her memorial visitation will be Friday, October 2, 2020 5-8 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven with a service at 5 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or For online tribute/directions

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