Barbara F. (Holdsworth) Keith

Barbara F. (Holdsworth) Keith, 93, of Fairhaven died September 28, 2013 at Emeritus of Dartmouth.

She was the wife of the late George A. Bassett, Jr. and Wendell T. Keith.

Born in Framingham, the daughter of the late George A. and Gladys M. (Richardson) Holdsworth, she lived in Fairhaven most of her life.

Mrs. Keith was formerly employed as a nurse with the Fairhaven School Department for 17 years until her retirement.

She served in the U.S. Army during World War II stationed in Harrogate, England.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Margaret E. Rose, and her husband Kenneth, of Canton, CT and Barbara A. Gaspar, and her husband Gary, of Mattapoisett; a step-daughter, Suzanne K. Dixon of Rochester; 5 grandchildren, Kenneth, Daniel, Nicholas, Amy and Karen; 7 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Harold Holdsworth and George A. Holdsworth.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 12 Noon in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Her family will receive guests from 11:30 AM – 12 Noon prior to her service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Nurse and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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