Charlotte L. Purrington

Charlotte L. Purrington, 82, of Mattapoisett, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, in her childhood home. She was born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Philip F. and Margarete (Becker) Purrington, and grew up in Mattapoisett. In her life, she traveled around the country and the world, living in several US states, as well as in Germany and Peru. She was a life long artist who worked with illustration, ceramics, and textiles, and earned an MFA in Fabric Design from East Carolina University.

            Charlotte is survived by her sons, Sean and Brendon Farley, and Sean’s wife, Jennifer; her sister, Celia and her husband Robert Overholtzer; her brother, Foster; nieces and nephews Teal and Colin, Gretchen and Nathaniel; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Genevieve, Joe, Alex, and Lucas; countless friends and innumerable German cousins.

            Charlotte was predeceased by her sister, Linda.

            In memory of Charlotte, donations may be made to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, where her father worked for many years.

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