Margareta (Bohman) Pothier

Margareta (Bohman) Pothier, 71, of Mattapoisett died March 25, 2012, at home after a long illness.

She was the wife of Aubrey J. Pothier, M.D.

Born in a small town (Stensele) near the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, Mrs. Pothier was the oldest of four children of the late Rev. Felix and Elsa (Olsson) Bohman. She moved to the United States after marrying Dr. Pothier in 1965, and the couple have lived in Mattapoisett since 1970. After raising her three children, Mrs. Pothier, a graduate of Wheaton College, taught English for a time in the New Bedford school system and then managed her husband’s medical practice until retirement. She enjoyed skiing at Bretton Woods, cooking for and among family, reading mystery novels, needle point, traveling, and writing, and she recently authored three children’s books. She was an active member of the Fairhaven Unitarian Church.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jahn Pothier, M.D. and his wife Renée of Mattapoisett and Karl Pothier, Esquire and his wife Betsy of Kensington, Maryland; a daughter, Kristina Kashanek, M.B.A. and her husband Peter of Boston; three brothers, Magnus, Hakan and Gunnar Bohman, all of Sweden; nine grandchildren, Alexandra, Sydney, Margaret, Elizabeth, Jahn, Delaney, Marc, Elsa and Lucy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 7th, at 11 AM in the Fairhaven Unitarian Church. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030 Hagerstown, MD 21741, on-line at or Save The Children, 54 Wilton Rd. Westport, CT 06880, on-line at For on-line guestbook, please visit

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