George Pierce “Porgie” Randall

George Pierce “Porgie” Randall, 93, of Mattapoisett died December 31, 2022 at Tobey Hospital.

            He was the husband of the late Joan N. (Lewis) Randall.

            Born in New Bedford, son of the late Jeremiah L. and Lillian I. (Ingalls) Randall, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.

            Through the years, Porgie was employed as a farmer on the Randall Farm, a logger while living in Oregon, a long distance truck driver and heavy equipment operator for the town of Mattapoisett until his retirement.

            Porgie loved Mattapoisett! He was elected Selectman of Mattapoisett at the young age of 80 with his campaign slogan “Common man, common cause, common sense.” He helped with the restoration of the Center School Clock and was a founding member of Mattapoisett Agricultural Commission.

            He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was lifetime member and Past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2982 in Fairhaven, American Legion Florence Eastman Post #280 and Fairhaven Post #166, John Day Elks Lodge#1824, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lakeville. He was also a leader in the Agricultural Grange of Mattapoisett.

            The family would like to thank Community Nurse of Fairhaven, Southcoast Hospice, Tobey Hospital Staff, Millie’s Girls especially Christine and Linda, and the Mattapoisett Diner for their caring support.

            Survivors include his 3 daughters, Cheryl Randall-Mach and her husband Steven of Mattapoisett, Marcia Randall-Thorne and her husband Joseph of Egg Harbor, NJ and Cristal Medeiros and her husband Steven of Dartmouth; a sister, Eunice Stoleki of Sturbridge; 2 grandsons, Pierce Randall and Jack Medeiros; his Godchild, Valerie Nichols; and many nieces and nephews.

            He was the companion of the late Elaine Vandament and the brother of the late Lewis (Pat) Randall, Leonard Randall, and Geraldine Stewart.

            His visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 4th from 3-7 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. His Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 5th at 11 AM in Ellis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Florence Eastman Post or the charity of your choice. For directions and guestbook, visit

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