Muriel G. (Hartley) Thompson

Muriel G. (Hartley) Thompson, 79, formerly of Rochester passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after a long illness. She was the wife of Donald M. Thompson and the late Robert Bassett.

            Born in Tewksbury, MA, daughter of the late Henry B. and Grace (Moncref) Hartley, she lived most of her life in Rochester and later Florida as well. Muriel was a travel councilor for AAA for many years. She was a member of the Rochester Congregational Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.

            She is survived by her husband Donald; children, Warren R. Bassett and his wife Cynthia, Bradford E. Bassett, David H. Bassett and his wife Heidi, Susan L. Weigel and her husband Scott all of Rochester and Bethany Thompson of Dartmouth; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

            In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and buried in the family lot in the Sherman Cemetery in Rochester. A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. For memorial register please visit,

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Muriel’s name to the Rochester Fire Association, 10 Neck Rd., Rochester, MA 02770.

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  1. Brenda says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a great woman ! Funny kind and a good soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you !!!

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