Lori Jean Westgate, 63, of Rochester, formerly of Wareham, passed away after a brief illness on Nov. 16, 2022, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. She was the daughter of the late Abiel E. and Christine F. (Leavestrom) Westgate.
She was born in Wareham and lived there most of her life before moving to Rochester 3 years ago. She graduated from Wareham High School, class of 1977.
Lori worked at Countryside Child Care in Rochester. Previously she worked as a CNA at several area nursing homes as well as a home health aide for Attentive Homecare. She also worked as a program aide at Gateway Adult Day Center. She also worked as a bartender in the area.
Lori was a loving sister, aunt and friend. She was an avid fan of all the local sports teams, especially the Boston Celtics. She was a huge animal lover. She enjoyed playing cards, baking, gardening and being a comedian. She was a breast cancer survivor.
Survivors include her sisters, Ellen Ames and her husband Brad of West Wareham, Jill Babin and her husband Michael of Marion, Karen Magalhaes and her husband John of New Bedford, Crystal Adams and her partner William Bailey of Rochester, Kim Dillingham and her husband, John of North Dighton, Randi Hines and her husband Patrick of Bristol, RI and Joy Gomes of Rochester; many nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces and one great great niece.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
Her funeral will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 26, 2022, from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am in St. Patrick’s Church, 94 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an Animal Shelter in Lori’s memory.