Darlene J. Blackett, 71, of Mattapoisett died February 14, 2019 peacefully in her home.
Born in Acushnet, daughter of the late Milton J. and Dorothy (DeCosta) Blackett, she lived in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett all of her life.
She was a graduate Old Rochester Regional High School, class of 1964 and Johnson & Wales University.
Darlene was formerly employed as a clerical assistant at New England Telephone for many years until her retirement. She received many awards for her ideas and achievements at work.
She loved children, volunteered at the Mattapoisett Council On Aging and was an advocate for stray pets. She was a huge car enthusiast and enjoyed drives down to the ice cream slip in her convertible.
Survivors include her sister, Judith Alves of New Bedford; her niece, Jennifer Alves of Northbridge, MA.
She was the sister-in-law of the late Lance Alves.
Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Rt. 6, Mattapoisett, MA. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.